October 9, 2012
Don’t give your dog chocolate or get him stoned, veterinarians say, as both substances could kill him. There’s a staggering epidemic of stoner dogs, according to a CBS interview with a Colorado veterinarian: “There are huge spikes in the frequency of marijuana ingestion in places where it’s become legal. They basically have lost a lot of their fine motor control, they have a wide-based stance and they are not sure on their feet.” The vets say most of the dogs are hoovering up pot-laced brownies, cookies and other foods left lying about by their forgetful owners. “If you came home with a prescription of Vicodin from your doctor you wouldn’t just leave it sitting there.” Unless maybe you got distracted and … wow, look at that… .
The same goes for cats, whose owners often wrongly equate marijuana and catnip. Animal marijuana poisonings in Colorado have quadrupled in the past five years, says The Week. For bowser, “It’s the doggie equivalent of a ‘bad trip.’” Less repressive laws and expressions like Pothead Lollipops, sour-apple treats for kids that look like marijuana leaves indicate that social attitudes toward pot are changing. Click here to read more about social mood and drug prohibition.
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