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Redditor’s In-Laws Irate After Eating Cannabis Edibles Despite Warning And Ruining Weekend

Man with fudge in his hands.
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Everyone has a libation of some sort they indulge in every now and again.

For most people, these tend to be almost completely harmless, like devouring a tub of ice cream or a bag of potato chips.

Others might find themselves enjoying things with a little more potency.

Redditor AdTrue2705 felt pretty lucky that their in-laws enjoyed partaking in baked goods which included a special added ingredient.

Particularly as the original poster (OP) was something of an expert at baking them.

Things took something of a sour turn, however, when the OP’s in-laws found themselves enjoying his baked goods a little too much.

Worried that he let things get too far out of hand, the OP took to the subReddit “Am I The A**hole” (AITA), where he asked fellow Redditors:

“AITA for letting my in-laws have some of my ‘special’ fudge and causing them to spend the weekend.”

The OP explained how a fun weekend with their in-laws got slightly out of hand after they ignored their warnings.

“My in-laws always tell stories about when they were young.”

“How they went to Lollapalooza and burning man before it got all commercial.”

“I like hearing their good old days stories.”

“They are amusing.”

“My favorite is how my Father-in-law missed seeing Nirvana in some dive bar because he never heard of them.”

“I make my own edibles, and they are pretty strong.”

“We don’t have kids yet, so I’m okay just leaving them out with a warning sign for my wife.”

“My edibles should carry a warning label ‘don’t make any f**king plans for a while.'”

“My in-laws were over this weekend.”

“They said they wanted to try my fudge.”

“I said they were welcome but that they should try just a quarter of one of my fudge pieces.”

“That is what my wife usually takes.”

“It is enough to have a great night but still be able to function the next day.”

“My in-laws decided they were old school cool, and I was shining them on.”

“They each took a full piece.”

“That was Friday night.”

“They didn’t move from the couch until Saturday afternoon.”

“They had plans that went sideways.”

“I’m not sure how that’s my fault.”

“They literally took four times as much as I recommended.”

“My wife is upset with me, and so are my in-laws.”

“They ended up staying until Sunday when they felt normal.”

“I tried to explain that the cannabis I grow is stronger than whatever they are used to from the 90s, but I’m still in trouble.”


Fellow Redditors weighed in on where they believed the OP fell in this particular situation by declaring:

  • NTA: Not the A**hole
  • YTA: You’re the A**hole
  • ESH: Everybody Sucks Here
  • NAH: No A**holes Here

The Reddit community agreed that the OP was not the a**hole for allowing his in-laws to eat too much fudge.

Everyone agreed that the OP gave their in-laws fair warning about the strength of his fudge, so they had no one to blame but themselves, though some expressed their jealousy, wishing they had in-laws who would indulge in edibles with them.

“NTA and also LOL.”

“Maybe this is the path to a better in-law visit for me.”

“You warned them, and your wife also knew.”

“Even if they thought they knew better and wanted more, they could have started with a smaller piece and had more rather than just having a full piece up front.”- Anxious_Hotel1165


“For anyone not keeping track, the ’90s was 30 years ago.”


“Not your fault they were stubborn and ignorant.”- misspoofy


“You had a warning label.”

“You told them only to try a quarter.”

“They are adults, and they should know to control themselves.”

“Blaming someone else for their own mistakes is just sh*tty.”- blanimelover


“How in the world can anyone think you are the AH here?”

“You TOLD them to try a quarter of your fudge pieces.”

“They are adults and decided to each have a full piece.”

“What were you supposed to do?”

“Snatch it out of their hands?”

“Argue with them over it?”

“If you did either of those two, everyone would think you’re the AH for doing that.”

“Do your wife and in-laws like making you the AH or something?”- bmyst70

“NTA – you gave them a warning, and they chose to ignore it.”

“That is on them.”

“Not you.”- Psych0ticj3ster

“The in-laws have the same sore loser vibe as the show-offs you meet at a bar, who brag about how they can drink everyone under the table and then fall over after a tiny negroni sbagliato with prosecco.”

“NTA Mmmm magic brownies, you could never be the a**hole.”- Quellecrist


“You warned them.”

“Cannabis has gotten much stronger over the recent decades, and anyway, it’s pretty childish (or arrogant) to try to play so cool and take that much.”- ParsimoniousSalad

“Definitely NTA.”

“I would still be laughing at them.”- lolas_gr8


“That is basically them basically forgetting how many oops they have had in their youth.”

“They are just mad they didn’t listen.”- yeahyeahyeah6661

“Am I the only person who read this post & and thought, ‘D*mn I want to try some of this fudge?’

“(In moderation, of course).”

“Btw: NTA because they were warned.”- Agreeable_Skill_1599


“You warned them, AND as far as this story tells, you didn’t even seem to mind that they stayed at your house all weekend.”- Jon_Jraper


“You warned them.”

“They are adults and have to take responsibility for their choices.”

“It’s not like you gave it to them without letting them know.”- Timely-Ask-1327


“I make my own edibles.”

“As does my boyfriend.”

“We also work in the mmj industry in our state.”

“We both work for one of the largest edible companies that have really kicked off over the past couple years.”

“We carry 1000mg and 4200mg stuff.”

“Plus lower doses.”

“We have warning labels on EVERYTHING.”

“Yet we are blamed when customers don’t listen to how they should dose it based on their usage.”

“Unfortunately, people do NOT like taking responsibility for these kinds of things.”

“Most of the time, it’s because they are embarrassed they don’t have such a high tolerance as they thought.”

“Little tidbit, keep some CBD around.”

“CBD will help bring them down out of being ‘too stoned.'”

“I wouldn’t share next time either, and when they ask why…just say ‘well…after the last one, I’m worried y’all will have that kind of experience again, and I just can’t be responsible for you both going past your limits when you’re grown a** adults’.”- Blueberrybunny07

“If they knew they were medicated, NTA.”- ashleighbuck


“Nobody was tricked.”

“You made a recommendation that they ignored.”

“Hopefully, everyone will have a sense of humor about it later.”- RoyallyOakie

“This one is so f**king easy.”

“I’m ‘old’ too.”

“I remember the ads for Lollapalooza, too, and not going because I thought it sounded stupid.”

“I guess I’m glad I didn’t try to go.”

“This was also around the time it seemed like everybody and their cousin were trying to recreate Woodstock.”

“I used to think people were just trying to make me feel old when they tried to tell me how strong weed is these days.”

“I’ve always been a lightweight with it.”

“Whelp, it seems I can have two hits of regular, run-of-the-mill weed, and I’m done.”

“For literally 8 – 10 hrs.”

“During the whole time I’ve been weeding, I’ve heard about how edibles f*ck people up, even daily smokers.”

“I no longer question.”

“You tell me to pinch a corner off one of your brownies, Imma pinch off a corner.”

“I’m responsible for all of my decisions, even the stupid ones.”

“So are your in-laws.”- PlanningMyEscape

“NTA, they were warned. My mom did the same six months ago, and tbh if she had not passed out when standing up, it would have been a hilarious night.”

“I still rag on her about it.”- Hellooutthere1122

“NTA, do these people need you to pull out a box of crayons?.”- drownigfishy

“NTA, people should learn to listen to advice.”

“I’m a chili head, and I can handle spicy fairly well.”

“People that know me also learned the hard way to heed my warnings.”- mugen1337


“They asked for it, literally.”

“Trying your edibles was their idea. Ignoring your suggested dose was their idea.”

“All you did was share.”

“Would it have been your fault if they decided to drink a fifth of tequila instead of having just one margarita?”


“They’re adults.”

“They’re responsible for their own f*ckups, er, actions.”- that-1-chick-u-know

“NTA in any way, shape, or form.”

“What do they think you should have done?”

“Wrestle them to keep them from taking whole pieces?”

“They were warned and chose to ignore the warning.”

“That’s on them!”- pulp_thilo

The older some people get, the more they feel that they have to constantly prove that they’re still “cool”.

Part of being “cool,” however, is knowing your limits and not pushing yourself too hard.

Something the OP’s in-laws will hopefully never forget after this experience.

Written by John Curtis

A novelist, picture book writer and native New Yorker, John is a graduate of Syracuse University and the children's media graduate program at Centennial College. When not staring at his computer monitor, you'll most likely find John sipping tea watching British comedies, or in the kitchen, taking a stab at the technical challenge on the most recent episode of 'The Great British Baking Show'.