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Cats And Dogs Like Marijuana Too


cat with jointDogs like marijuana more than cats.

I meant to write about this topic yesterday, but unfortunately life seemed to get in the way of my blogging pursuits again and there just wasn’t enough time. I have to confess, much to the outrage of animal lovers that read this blog, that I have blown marijuana smoke at my pets before. I’m not one of those people that force my pets to inhale my marijuana smoke. But if they come around when I am smoking marijuana, I kind of assume that they want in on the session. My cat will usually run away before the smoke hits her, but sometimes she just sits in the marijuana smoke and looks quite content.

All of my marijuana consuming friends and family ‘share’ their marijuana smoke with their pets. Some of them are a little forceful with it, which I don’t agree with. However, I don’t personally see anything wrong with second hand marijuana smoke if my pets come around for it, and it’s not in excess. Feel free to disagree with me in the comments section, because like always, I’d rather be proven wrong and facilitate discussion than to be right and never hear anything from anyone (that’s what blogging is about, isn’t it?).

There have been quite a few articles written lately about this topic. The first one that I saw was written by Dale Rodebaugh, for the Durango Herald. Here are some excerpts from the article, coming straight from the veterinarians:

Some veterinarians in Durango have seen a spike in the number of dogs poisoned by marijuana since the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries made the drug more accessible.

“We used to see maybe one case a year,” said Stacee Santi, a veterinarian at Riverview Animal Hospital. “Now we’re seeing a couple a month.”

Jennifer Schoedler, a veterinarian at Alpine Animal Hospital, has seen incidents of dogs getting into marijuana since she came to Durango in 1998.

“Dogs love the stuff,” Schoedler said. “I’ve seen them eat the buds, plants, joints and marijuana in food.”

Eric Barchas, a veterinarian in San Francisco, says on his website that he treats “stoned dogs” on a regular basis.

“Serious, long-term health consequences and fatality from marijuana intoxication are essentially unheard of,” Barchas writes on his site. “However, pets that are exposed to marijuana may display anxiety and are prone to ‘bad trips.’ They may lack the coordination to consume food and water.”

Vet Eric Barchas has on his website an entire entry dedicated to the subject, “Marijuana Intoxication in Cats and Dogs.”

Another article that I found was on the Huffington Post. My favorite excerpt from this article is “According to a 2002 peer-reviewed study on the subject, Dogs account for approximately 96% of all exposures to the drug, while cats–apparently more likely to just say no–comprise 3%, and other creatures round out the remaining 1%.” I suppose I could have just sited the study, but I’m a fan of the Huff, so I wanted to give them credit for bringing this to my attention!

I would like to point out to animal advocates (who are probably calling for my death at this point!) that “According to a study by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’s Animal Poison Control Center, only two deaths out of 250 pet pot cases have been reported — a cat and a horse, both of whom had other outstanding medical issues” (SF Weekly). I couldn’t imaging ‘sharing’ marijuana smoke with a horse…or perhaps it was just fed to the horse? True story – I once smoked marijuana with a high school friend that owned a spider monkey, and ‘shared’ my marijuana smoke with the monkey. He absolutely loved it! If you’re out there Andrew, that is still the craziest marijuana session I have ever had…



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  1. That’s so odd because most of my smoker friends who have cats, all their cats love the stuff. My cat included. Everytime she hears my grinder or a lighter she runs up and puts her nose up to me almost like she’s waiting anticipating it.

  2. My cat is 24 and relatively healthy.
    I’m sure he has some kind of arthritis but he is active and playful.
    He is always around when we puff. Some times he is even on my lap purring hoping for some.
    He never acts weird after wards.
    He usually lays on my pillow and purrs.
    For an old cat he seems to really like it and at this point he has already lived twice as long as most.

  3. Droachislit on

    Are you literally retarded? Don’t get me wrong, I share you’re beliefs but take an English class for fucks sake, you make us all look retarded

  4. PinayPrincess on

    That made me so sad thinking about my pet trying to say “I hate when you do this to me”

  5. Scooter Justus on

    All I have to do for my cat ? to want to share is just show him my bowl. He can be in another room and hear me smoking and he comes running. I must take those actions as ” hey mom I want in too”. He then plays with his deer Chihuahua brother (extra long legged Chihuahua), eats, bathes, then chills in the window. I guess the only down fall is he weighs 14 lbs. But he is also neutered, and an indoor cat?. But he is MOST DEFINITELY 420 friendly.

  6. My cat loves pot, i mean she really likes it. If u give her an empty baggy she will roll around in it. If I have a bowel topped with hash and I set it down smoldering she will run up and start inhaling, I don’t mean she sits in the cloud, I mean she puts her face a half an inch above it and inhale. I don’t blow it at her and haven’t trained her to this, she just loves it. If you leave a bag out she will destroy it. Tear it to pieces and chew on the herb. It’s one of the weirdest animal behavior I’ve seen in one of my pets. The other 3 cats and 2 dogs have no interest in it.

  7. apexpredator694 on

    in veterinary practice, toxicity can refer simply to negative effects
    on the animal, such as loss of movement and inability to react to

  8. So I am avI’d pot smoker if weed does not kill humans and potentially not animals is their still that risk of lung infection or disease for my 5 month old cat or they don’t care really

  9. so if weed does not kill humans and potentially not kill animals is their still that risk of some kind of lung infection or disease

  10. Clyde O'Reilly on

    have you ever tried to make a cat or dog do something it doesn’t want to do? in my young, dumb days i got the brilliant idea to get my sister’s cat high. we held him still and blew smoke in his face… and he clawed me up pretty damn good and ran away. and it served me right, because holding an animal still and blowing smoke in their face is fucked up. i speak more for cats here than dogs because i haven’t owned a dog (much more of a cat person), but they have their own personalities and things they like just the same as any person. they also are capable of communicating with us through body language and behavior, and they’ll attempt to communicate verbally. they may not be as intelligent as humans but they’re not robots.

    some people have brought up “chocolate is poisonous to dogs” and used that to extrapolate that weed must therefore also be poisonous to cats or dogs. this is flawed logic. yes, different animals process things differently but not everything humans take is poisonous for an animal. animals are also known to voluntarily seek psychoactive plants in the wild with zero human impetus. and the person who says catnip does not affect humans because we are not cats… you are just plain wrong, it is possible to catch a marijuana-like buzz from catnip if you smoke it.

    some of my cats like weed, some of them don’t. i let them make up their minds about it; the ones who liked the smell or caught a secondhand buzz learned on their own to come near me and intentionally stand where smoke would hit them, just like they learned how to open doors on their own or how to get the bags of treats on the shelf down and tear the plastic open. the ones that weren’t interested didn’t react, they just did their own thing and ignored it. the ones that did like getting high gave off obvious signs that they liked it, purring and napping and becoming more snuggly.

    every argument i’ve seen against this relies on the fundamental assumption that a cat or dog cannot enjoy marijuana and that it is being forced to inhale it, which is not the case. just like some people don’t like weed and some do, some animals like weed and some don’t. it’s not a complex decision, it’s one that a relatively intelligent species like a dog or cat can make on their own just fine.

  11. The animal might not b able to talk to its owner to say “i hate when you do this to me” or “blow some of that smoke over here” but it can do what us humans can do and get up and move..there not dumb like bugs.they dont need to speak to u to inform u if they do or dont like what it is that u do.there are beyond alot of other clues ,$igns they give to u…..i think its fucked_ to c any animal forced to due anything other than its own interests. With that being said .too bad for u ,im not going to jail , cuz i get high as fuck and if my pet comes to me and sits around me there getting high too…because many of them enjoyd too….esp on 4 0f july when my anaimals hearts beated out of there chest .and jus a lil bit helped her…to rest.my animail would ran in circles when she wanted to get high .. Some animails hate smoke tho they like us will shake there head or run…but anaimals r fam and firends i share my food my bed and yes my bud with what is humans best firend.SHE MY BUD<3dont hide it divide it! This is my house im not gunna move the animal any where .she can do that for her self..same goes with liveing in my home….i dont force my animail to b with me….i dont close doors and lock all windows for her not to to get out..if my Animal chose to leave than she can..but animals r not dumb people r …its in no way ok to hurt or force a pet to due anything other than its own personal interests .its people that make there animals Indore what the pet may not be asken for ….NOT WEED…

  12. Your comment is super ignorant. Listen, think about garlic and onions. Both are used as remedies for humans and are completely safe to ingest, right?

    For cats, a small amount of garlic can kill them because it causes their blood cells to burst. Every animal processes things differently, and what can be safe in excess for humans can kill pets with just a few bites.

    You know that dogs can’t eat chocolate. That’s a really commonly known one. You know that there are things we can have that animals can’t. You wouldn’t give a dog anything else in your medicine cabinet. Why would marijuana be any different? Because it cures cancer? It’s still a compound that’s processed differently in animals than in humans. THC can be really toxic to dogs and to cats. It’s not ‘ignorant’ to do research for your pet’s body, because if you have a brain like that and blindly justify doing deadly things as “being safe for humans”, it will kill your pets.

  13. Kaytleb23@hotmail.com on

    I smoke weed every day but I am also a vet tech. I always make sure my dog is a different room than me when I smoke, THC effects dogs completely differently than it does humans and is actually toxic to them. Really isn’t the best idea to be exposing them to it every day.

  14. Same with my rabbits i have 3 and they are much calmer and fearless when i smoke, plus they always try to eat my buds x) and they like to smell my hands after i rolled a joint ahaha i swear!

  15. Christi Michelle Fatale on

    Well i love this article.people are ignorant to think it harms any one or anything.we have strains of weed also being made to cure cancers.
    …….thats a miraculous thing… BTW.

  16. I think if someone intentionally blows marijuana smoke in a animals face should go to jail.
    You cannot assume the animal likes the weed because it chills on the sofa while you toke up in the living room. I may not mind the second hand smoke because it may not be enough to stone the cat or dog. You have think about the fact an animal does not speak and cant tell you something like “i hate when you do this to me” or “blow some of that smoke over here”. I do not think its normal to get off on making something or someone else high for your personal amusement.

  17. My Great Dane whom was 11 used to bite at the brown paper bag we would bring it home in then patiently wait for me to break some and up pack a bowl,then I would hit the pipe but not inhale it just hold smoke in my mouth then she would put her nose to my mouth and luck and inhale sneeze then repeat, after about 3 hits she would turn around throw her front feet up and attack her “high toy” which was just a green rope toy that she never got to distort because she would always lose it while high, she passed away Sunday I miss my smoking buddy :/

  18. Kimimela Azul on

    I don’t know how to do shot guns. Ihave 4 dogs, I have one should smoke due to age but she doesn’t. I have one that smokes, problem is she takes Way more than I do to get high. Now that I am single i feel bad cause she’s not getting hers. Any ideas? And no I don’t want to shot gun her cause I’m afraid to burn my mouth or tongue. Pain and I don’t mix.

  19. I have 2 rabbits that absolutely love pot! As soon as they hear the grinder or catch a whiff of it they are front & center!

  20. Not edibles. Too intense, get the dose wrong and that’s one fucked up pet. With passive smoke they can always wander off if they’re getting a bit too much.

  21. Jack Marston on

    Sorry about your little friend…. it sounds like he had preexisting medical conditions if he had maggots attacking him… I hope he is at peace, hopefully the MJ did infact lessen his pain like in us humans. Again, sorry he is gone.

  22. Renee Musicus on

    Does anyone realize why Pot is called “Weed”? Because it is a weed and grows like a weed. It wasn’t made illegal until Dupont developed synthetic fibers. The use of hemp was their number one competition. Up until this point all ropes, rigging and sails, paper, and a million other products were made from hemp fibers. Even George Washington grew hemp, and declared that all good US farmers should do the same. So any way, by lobbying hard to make cannabis – and therefore hemp – illegal, Dupont made billions by taking over the market in synthetic fibers. And of course, propaganda helped to scare folks about pot. Ever watch “Reefer Madness” while you were high? You’ll laugh your ass off!

  23. Just because they may enjoy it doesn’t mean it’s ok. It’s not like they have the sense to understand what’s they are actually doing. A child might enjoy marijuana and may not die from it but that doesn’t make it any less fucked up.

  24. I have three cats, two are house raised and leave the room if they so much as see you pick up a pipe, or even show them a bud. I have one feral cat, and she shows up whenever she smells it, or suspects my friends of having it. Interestingly enough, she’s also the most lethal, and active of the three, and clearly enjoys world music. You see, humans have quite a bit in common with dogs and cats, it’s why we bond well with them, and also probably one of the reasons we domesticated them.

  25. CJM Enterprizes on

    Low dose cannabis tincture works great on animals. Does not get them high. Cat with leukemia not coughing as much and has more energy. Dog with seizures, seizure free while taking daily tincture. It’s amazing!

  26. CJM Enterprizes on

    I give all of my pets a low dose of tincture every day. One of the dogs has seizures and while taking his meds, he is seizure free!

  27. ShadeysLadyDrea on

    We had an outdoor rabbit that we brought indoors to treat becuz it had maggots. The maggots were causing the rabbit lots of pain and seizures and to be very uncomfortable. One day, he was looking at me with a sad “help me, it hurts” look on his face, so i blew a few hits in his direction. Shortly after doing so, he was able to stretch out and rest, and did not have hardly any seizures. When awake, he seemed much more calm. After a few days of trying to cure him and smoking with him, he was almost healed, so we put him back outside for a few days, until we noticed the maggots were back. So he came back in and we resumed curing and smoking, but the maggots had taken over, so i blew him a last hit while he seized in my hands. A minute later, he relaxed and let the lord take him. But to think on it now, he always ran between our feet when we were smoking outside….(when he was in good health). RIP Bear Rabbit

    PS: Its not animal abuse to blow smoke toward your pet unless they are unable to move. If they don’t want it, they’ll walk away from it.

  28. My animals LOVE IT!!!….I don’t force it….my cat comes and sits next to us and waits….our dog would rather eat it….both are healthy, well-fed and loved!!!

  29. ladybutterfly on

    Got an interesting question. Could giving my dog MJ, help her with her leg cramps? She gets them quite often & nothing seems to help.

  30. My little Chihuahua, loves to get the steams from me to chew on & my cat will go out of her way to get to me when I smoke.

  31. one of the best treatments for tapeworms in cats are fresh leaves not dried .while it doesn’t get them high it will remove those nasty parasites.

  32. Katie Gummery on

    i was under the impression that second hand smoke from a spliff or such alike it didnt then contain anything that could get any one high so i asume its the same for a dog or cat? xx

  33. Boski Kabzinski on

    my dog knows when i have some, she will immediately walk up to me and smell the pocket i have it in and follow me till i start breaking it down. While im picking out the stems she begs and whines when i dont feed them to her. i believe my dog thinks she really is just one of the group cause she’s always been treated as such so its funny to introduce my stoner dog to friends that havent met her yet. The best example of it was when my ex and i had a session and left my dog outside, afterwards she came in sniffed the air and knocked over the bong then proceeded to lick up the water. Jealousy? perhaps

  34. I have a Pomeranian. And I’m a medical patient. Every time I go into my room to trim she devours the clippings. I can’t keep her away and when I try to she gets pissed at me lol. I also had another pom who passed away do to medical issues and he loved to eat them as well. He would Getty mad of I didn’t share it was crazy one day I didn’t share with him and he figured out how to open my desk drawer and snatched my sac and ate my buds lol I was mad but he was cool enough to leave me enough for a joint lol. I never force pets to do any thing but my poms will bug me of I don’t share. They literally climb on my chest and inhale the smoke when I blow out. I also had chinchillas Anna omg they loved to nibble on nugs. Is a plant in comes from the ground grows in any place toy want. Its been around longer than us I’m sure. I’m sure animals been eating it in the wild for millions of years.

  35. I named my cat Cheech…….he’s an orange tabby when I got him at 8 weeks old first day I got him I was smirking a bowl and my cat walked right into the massave cloud of smoke and stayed there and waited for The next smoke cloud but cheech would only smoke when I was smoking and that is why his name is cheech!!!

  36. That’s bs Micko – dogs are (pac) animals and if the alfa is in they want to be in — I fkn hate to see dogs in pins — I hate those who Pin — talk about slavery!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Fern"hood Girl on

    Marijuana toxicity in dogs is not funny, cool nor should it be taken lightly. It’s irresponsible to leave a bag of weed layin’ around when you have kid’s or pets. It happened to me, the vet wanted $850 to keep him – a 25lb puppy – on IV overnight! That’s insane! I opted for the $300 version, make him throw up, which doesn’t always work (and didn’t in my case) as weed is an anti nausea drug. Then administer charcoal to absorb toxins. I had no idea when I rushed him to vet what he’d actually gotten into. All I knew was he could no longer walk, and had pee running out of him uncontrollably, scary!! So it cost me the weed and $330. Simply avoid giving weed to you dog, on purpose or accidentally! And blowing smoke in an animal’s passage way intentionally is ABUSE, straight up animal cruelty. An act reserved for moron’s at best.

  38. I would hate to stir up a stink with the aspca but if it’s good for our joint pains i bet it is for theirs too!! But I would think a little laced butter in their food or something edible would be in order — hell I’m no expert just my .02.

  39. Struggling mom on

    What I’d like to know is if the benefits are the same for dogs as people. I have a beautiful 3 year old Rottweiler who is in chronic pain from some bone malformation and he doesn’t get around very well and he crys a lot. This makes me sad because he’s still a young dog. He’s on meloxicam and tramadol from his vet. He loves weed. When I’m trimming he will eat little buds I give him. Snaps em up! So I’m wondering if this would help for pain management. I’m currently toying with the idea of putting my 8 son with autism on non/psych Cbds. I think weed is a wonderful cure all. Only thing is I don’t know how to extract the Cbds and am not sure if animals tolerate marijuana the same way. Any thoughts?

  40. My black cat loves it. He’s my smoke buddy. It helps my Bengals glaucoma. White female cat hates it.

  41. I had a newfoundland hound once that ate a 1/4 oz of really good hash we found floating around in the gulf of mexico near panama city, fla. foolish pup layed around his food bowl for about 3 days eating and sleeping. After that all he wanted to do was play frisbee, eat and hump a leg. Ate-up! LMAO

  42. during the Vietnam war water buffalo would head straight for the marijuana patch when shit hit the fan near them. Hmmm. So did most of the GIs. lol. Cambodian Red Bud ooh raah LMAO

  43. my dog and my boys cat both love it, my dog knows it as scoobie snacks and the cat will put her head in the bag darn fiends

  44. I have been studying Marijuana for many Years, I read somewhere that 1 out of 7 pets enjoy the medicine, some pets have arthritis, some have glaucoma, Some have had broken bones, our pets are a part of the family and have feelings and pains, even anxieties as we humans do.

  45. My dog became addicted to the marijuana. She lays around all day, always hungry, and won’t get a job. Darn you Mary Jane!

  46. Michael Murphy on

    I was smoking a bowl one day and I had my snake, Kitzu, draped around my neck. I lit the bowl and she appeared to be facinated by the heat from the hot cherry on the pipe. upon further study, she hovered her nose right over the pipe and proceeded to “sip” the smoke with her tongue as though she was licking the smoke out of the air. A couple of rotations later, she got really relaxed. Before our smoke session she seemed timid and agitated but after her consumption, she was relaxed, mellow, and generally quite content. Snakes are known for contracting upper respirtory infections so I do not blow second hand in her face, or force her to “Smoke”. If she chooses to smoke, she will sip on the curl of smoke leaving the pipe after I have had my pull. i find this behavior to be kinda cute, and a bonding activity of sorts.

  47. I had a 185# Great Dane in the 70’s that use to love second hand marijuana smoke. Whenever we would light up at my house in Miami, Mingo would open his mouth and bite at the smoke, proceed to get stoned, act goofier than Marmaduke and then lay down on the floor and be very content.

  48. My brother had an old lab mix who had arthritis and something wrong with her back. I didn’t feel bad what so ever blowing smoke in her face for the first time. I knew she was in pain…who wouldnt be? Anyway she liked it so much the next time she saw me sitting in my car smoking she came up and put her head on my lap and waited until i blew smoke in her face. After…she was able to walk longer and even run a little. It helped her out with her pain. She was my smoking buddy! Until she ran away into the woods and passed away…dogs do like smoke if you dont force it upon them!

  49. My dog has diabetes and has to get shots twice a day w/ her meals. If she won’t eat, I blow a hit in each ear to stimulate her appetite. The other day she ate something that made her sick. She kept throwing up until I blew some Jack the Ripper in her face. After I blew it at her, she went to sleep until the next morning when her sickness passed and she was fine.

  50. One time my dog, Buddy, woke my mom up at 5am and ran to the bong crying for my mom to give him a hit. I was weak, I miss that dude

  51. screw the animal lovers….. Its not ok for them to have some weed, but it is ok for them to treat them like slaves and keep them in their house As (pets)………… they are outside animals all of them…

  52. Jason Kincannon on

    I knew a chow that would nip at you leg and bark at you if you didn’t blow the smoke in his face, he would lick the smoke, once you were done and fired up a cig he would go chill out, he didn’t like cig. I don’t think you should force anything on any animal but hey why keep it from them if they want it? Animals like to feel good and get high too. Squirrels will eat bud, have you ever had a dog ravage your bag of bud?

  53. Janice Walker Joyner on

    Birds love the seeds which they sing more.

    My cat is a connoisseur, and will only hang out or request a pinch of bud if it is of the finest quality. Loves the fresh leaves as well. Would rather eat them rather than grass.

  54. Sometimes I will give my dog a medicated doggy bones that come from the medical marijuana store. He’s an old dog and he loves them on cold days when his bones feel so stiff he can barely walk up the steps. They are a little pricey but worth it know he’s getting the correct dosage for his weight. I once saw some kids hold a puppies nose & blow smoke directly into the dogs nose. That puppy went to sleep an never woke up, it was very sad. But your right my dog loves to sit in with us, whenever we have a smoke session. I don’t see anything wrong with him just hanging out.

  55. Tonya Truesdell on

    I got a terrier that loves 2 smoke he will come over when we r smokn & scratch @ our arm, rut ur arm. lolzzz he’s 2 cute. he will buggg till u give him some. I love peanut ( our terrier) then he will go off & chill or play depending on his mood. he really enjoys smoking also eating steams & I feel very comfortable letting him. then we have another dog that don’t like it so he don’t hang out when we r smokn but he will eat the steams go figure he is strange lolzzz.

  56. My 12 year old dog had many times come over to me while I was smoking and seemed to love it. I didnt give it to him all the time, but we did decide to try edibles for the anxiety that he got from thunderstorms.
    I can honestly say, that a small corner of a rice crispy treat did no more than calm him and put him to sleep. I definitely felt better about that than giving him some pharmaceutical drug. It worked so well that when he got sick, it helped us and him sleep because he would not lay down without valium during his last month with us. I would never do anything to harm an animal and I think more research needs to be done into this but it definitely has potential to help animals as well as people.

  57. Horses like it too. I shared a blunt with one years ago. I shotgunned it in his face. He held it in for about three or four seconds before blowing it out. Afterward, he went straight for his food.

  58. I believe that people who smoke cigarettes turn cuts off of smoke at an early age, making them prone to avoid marijuana smoke. People who only smoke marijuana probably have more stoner catz, because the cat’s aren’t stupid. They know the difference between good smoke and bad smoke. Just a side note. I’ve only met the one cat that smokes. Sid.

  59. I’ve met dogs that will follow a piece around the whole circle wanting someone to give it a hit. I also met a cat that will jump in your lap and smoke with you. He won’t even move, and you keep coughing and coughing. It’s strange, because I don’t smoke with my cats. They absolutely hate smoke of every kind. They won’t even sit in my lap if I cough from having to cough! They’ll move. That other cat though… He’s special, and his name is Sid.

  60. Myth has it that if you blow the smoke in the dogs ear it get’s higher. My friends did that to their dog, and it got really stoned. They took it outside to go to the bathroom and he just walked down the steps looked left and right and turned around to come back in. Then he ate like crazy lol

  61. I smoked with a famous chimp named Nim Chimpski @ Columbia University- The photo is in a book called “Project Nim”

  62. My cat sees me pick up the hooka attached to my vape. He comes and sits at attention, which means “I can haz?” I blow a little on him. He sniffs the air and squints his eyes then leaves and lays down on the couch. I never forced it on him. He made the choice. And he loves it.

  63. My cat loves it. She craves it I think. When I go out to smoke it’s like she knows. If I don’t hide it really well, she will find and eat it.

  64. Madness Unstoppable on

    In my experience cats like it better than dogs… but it’s all good. Never mind the animal freak jobs who think it’s “cruelty” they have a whole set of circumstances they are assuming to be true which are entirely just their perception (some stoned kid forcing it on some poor, poor dog). I had a cat who was OBSESSED with weed. He’d go from person to person trying to get them to blow it in their face. We had a doberman who was very old and we blew a little smoke in her face and she seemed to be feeling better than she had in years. I also gave it to a newfie once and he flat out hated it– and guess what? I never gave it to him again.

    Hate me if you want, I don’t care AT ALL about your negative opinion of me. So please, let me living in a different way from you cause you to have a stroke. That’s the best thing that could ever happen for me.

  65. Malcom this post is so well-written that I would like your permission to re-post it elsewhere.  I will cite you by whatever name you want.  Bravo!  Kudos to you for writing such a good piece.  


  66. My dog sits at my feet as I’m packing a bowl because she knows she gets to eat any stems I come across. She loves eating them.

  67. I agree with you that dogs like marijuana more than cats. And I feel like dogs are almost like humans in that each dog reacts to weed differently. Ive seen some dogs freak out and panic and ive seen some dogs that love it and will even try to steal it and eat it. But ive also seen old dogs that are in pain, perk up and looked reliefed.

  68. Thanks to Prohibition we now have far more people locked in cages than would normally be the case. Apart from the fact that these extra prisoners are not contributing economically to society, it also costs 50,000 dollars per annum to incarcerate them. Additionally their families often go on government assistance, and it’s again the average tax payer who has to pick up the bill. Their kids may be taken into care or raised by foster parents, again with tax payer money. Now add to all this the court costs, jail costs, and the salaries of all those people that have to deal with the enforcement of prohibition, like police officers, judges and public defenders and you’ll start to get a fair idea of why “Black Thursday”, October 24, 1929 happened during the period of another of our great experiments – Alcohol Prohibition.

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    * Additionally, 4,933,667 adults at year-end 2009 were on probation or parole.
    * In total, 7,225,800 adults were under correctional supervision (probation,parole, or incarcerated) in 2009 – about 3.1% of adults in the U.S. resident population.

    Prohibition has helped fill our Prisons and Jails to capacity. Violent criminals, murderers, rapists and child molesters are released early to create space for so called ‘drug offenders’. Half of court trial time and also a huge chunk of police officers time is pointlessly wasted. Enormous untaxed profits from illegal drugs fund multi-national criminal empires which bribe law enforcement authorities and spread corruption faster than a raging bush fire. Prohibition takes violent criminals and turns them into multi-billionaires whilst corrupting even entire countries, including our own. Our drug laws are also funding the Taliban and al-Qaeda whose illegal opium profits allow them to buy weapons and pay it’s fighters more than $300 a month, compared with the $14 paid to an Afghan policemen.

    Maybe many of the early Prohibitionists did not really intend to kill hundreds of thousands worldwide, or put 1 in every 30 American adults under supervision of the correctional system. But similar to our “Great Experiment” of the 1920s, the prohibition of various other drugs has once again spawned rampant off-the-scale criminality & corruption, a bust economy, mass unemployment, a mind-boggling incarceration rate, a civil war in Mexico, an un-winnable war in Afghanistan and an even higher rate of drug-use (both legal & illegal) than in all other countries that have far more sensible policies.

    Prohibition is nothing less than a grotesque dystopian nightmare; if you support it you must be either ignorant, stupid, brainwashed, insane or corrupt.

  69. My brother had a miniature teacup chihauwa and it had seizures often. In order for her to eat and calm down he would feed her a lil nugget. It lead to her seizures happening less and less until the vet prescribed her phenabarbedal and within a few months she seized out to her demise…..

  70. I had a pitbull that would get into my things to find my bag. I would cook with it and place the items on crackers and give it to him as a treat and he loved it. With his size it kinda calmed him down. Getting him cut really didnt help but “green” crackers helped him to relax and learn how to sit and speak.

  71. Dennis Fullmer on

    I have had one cat that was named smokie cause he would come running when I brke out my stash to smoke. He would sit in my lap and look up at me waiting for me to blow into his face. My other two cats I have had since Smokie died have not liked it at all they just run and hide. My good friend had a chiuhua that would smell me come in the door and would follow me around till we smoked.

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