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Gretchen 02-01-2014 11:19 AM

Medical Marijuana Threatens Pet Health
 
An article sent to me from our vet practice. Sorry but this really upsets me. Everyone thinks it is harmless, and I used to be a live and let live kind of person, but ever since the medical marijuana prescription business opened next to our business, it has definitely been a negative impact.

Here's the article:
PetsMatter | Medical marijuana threatens pet health

crackem 02-01-2014 11:33 AM

YEAH for propaganda :)

and why is marijuana more dangerous to dogs than say, ambien? Crestor? Zanex? oxycodone? or any number of the astonishingly large numbers of drugs your average american has laying around their home?

I really love the last line
Quote:

"Be aware that it might not be your animal but someone else's," Green said.
Seems to be the popular theme these days. It helps get everyone else involved in everyone else's business. Gives neighbors a "legitimate" reason to try and be a part of decisions that aren't there's to make. Get vaccinated, because it's not just you that's in danger, but all your friends and neighbors. ABC just had their special on Guns, and how your neighbors are a danger to your kids and now medical marijuana users are a threat to everyone else's pets :)

MadLab 02-01-2014 11:36 AM

From the article..
Quote:

Pet Poison Hotline, which services the U.S. and Canada, has observed a 200 percent jump in reported incidents of marijuana poisoning over the past five years, SFGate.com reported.
I wonder how many of the animals actually died?

I would say none.

crackem 02-01-2014 11:41 AM

I wonder how many had an issue period other than the owner saying they had eaten Marijuana and they were "stoned" for a small period of time and they didn't know what to do?

Many animals have been given very large quantities of THC and serious reactions or life threatening side effects are pretty much non-existent. it wears off and they go about their business. Better have a public outcry :)

Lucy Dog 02-01-2014 11:46 AM

"They will eat anything you leave out."

So how is marijuana any different than a dog getting into a pack of cigarettes, a tin full or ground coffee, or a box of chocolates?

TinkerinWstuff 02-01-2014 12:08 PM

Not a smoker myself but pets are tipping over left and right all up and down the street now that recreational MJ is here in CO.

Reminds me of that old Cheech & Chong where the guy blows out the window and the camera cuts to the pigeon outside with it's legs straight up.

TinkerinWstuff 02-01-2014 12:11 PM

Found it, hope the hotlink works
http://www.morethings.com/fan/cheech..._gallery03.htm

SuperG 02-01-2014 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TinkerinWstuff (Post 4945298)
Not a smoker myself but pets are tipping over left and right all up and down the street now that recreational MJ is here in CO.

Reminds me of that old Cheech & Chong where the guy blows out the window and the camera cuts to the pigeon outside with it's legs straight up.


I'll bet dog treats are selling like crazy as well.....


SuperG

JeanKBBMMMAAN 02-01-2014 12:32 PM

Michigan Veterinary Specialists - Marijuana Toxicity

Veterinarian: More marijuana means more poisoned dogs | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

2% died in a 6 year study.

shepherdmom 02-01-2014 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gretchen (Post 4945034)
An article sent to me from our vet practice. Sorry but this really upsets me. Everyone thinks it is harmless, and I used to be a live and let live kind of person, but ever since the medical marijuana prescription business opened next to our business, it has definitely been a negative impact.

Here's the article:
PetsMatter | Medical marijuana threatens pet health

I'm sorry its hurting your business but it is not fair to blame the object for the actions of stupid people.

There have always been and will always be dumb bells in this world. If it wasn't marijuana it would be something else.


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