DEA: Think Of The Dogs Before You Legalize Pot

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  DEA: Think Of The Dogs Before You Legalize Pot

Posted by CN Staff on April 03, 2014 at 06:18:05 PT
By Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post  
Source: Huffington Post 

Washington, D.C. -- Michele Leonhart, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has a message for those considering legalizing marijuana: Please, think of Fido.Testifying on the DEA budget during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Leonhart said she expected a number of things to happen after Washington and Colorado were allowed to go forward with the legalization of marijuana last year. What she didn't anticipate was the impact on man's best friend. 
"There was just an article last week, and it was on pets. It was about the unanticipated or unexpected consequences of this, and how veterinarians now are seeing dogs come in, their pets come in, and being treated because they've been exposed to marijuana," Leonhart said."Again, it goes back to the edibles, it goes back to products that are in the household that are now made from marijuana, and it's impacting pets," Leonhart continued. "We made a list of the outcomes we thought that might happen in these two states. We never thought of putting pets down."Leonhart was referencing a story in USA Today which noted that the effects of marijuana could make it more difficult for a dog to breathe or vomit up a product that could kill them, like butter. The USA Today article noted, however, that on its own "marijuana itself isn't particularly harmful to dogs," and that dogs typically won't eat marijuana by itself.The story referenced a 2012 study that found that two dogs who ate large amounts of marijuana-infused butter died, out of a sample of 125 dogs that were believed to have ingested marijuana.Note to marijuana users in Washington and Colorado: Keep your dogs away from the pot brownies.Source: Huffington Post (NY)	Author: Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post  Published: April 2, 2014Copyright: 2014, LLC Contact: scoop huffingtonpost.comWebsite:  -- Cannabis Archives 

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Comment #11 posted by observer on April 03, 2014 at 21:03:42 PT
the dogs of drug war
Dogs?That's a howler.Ah - we've finally located the reason adults are jailed for pot - because kids (or pets) might think the pot is candy?That's why adults are jailed for pot and worked for 25 cents an hour worse than slaves - because kids and dogs might eat it by accident?What screaming hypocrites. Here's the big kid killer compared to pot:Tic-Tacs, M&M's, Mike N' Ikes, Good N' Fruity, Sweet Tarts, Skittles, even chocolate -- the list goes on. Look in a medicine aisle and you'll find a medication that looks nearly identical to many popular candies. Packaging removed, many adults can't even tell the difference between candy and pills; mix that with the impulsive sweet-tooth of a toddler and you have a recipe for misfortune. One out of every 180 2-year-olds will end up in the ER for accidental medication poisoning. ...
Let's see now: we jail adults who take cannabis because (I've heard all these), to save the children, to save the dogs, to save Flipper the cute dolphin, to save cute dogs again (body-packing jet-set pooches about 10 years ago), illegal grows on government land are said to negatively affect many cute and endangered species. And how many dogs are "routinely" slaughtered by U.S. police (usually using "drugs" as a pretext somewhere in the mix)? Not to mention people slaughtered by police for looking cross-eyed at them? Listening to Leonhart and Wolf is what I would imagine a conversation between Mephistopheles and Beelzebub to be like: demonically clever, but false as the devil. Both Leonhart and Wolf are up to their eyeballs profiting off of the drug war, mostly by jailing people for pot, and filching their property (not to mention tax dollars). If people then change their mind about cannabis, what does that make Leonhart and Wolf for self-righteously lying to people all these decades of their careers about pot all along, and jailing people based on their lies and laws?
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on April 03, 2014 at 16:33:11 PT
It sure is!
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Comment #9 posted by MikeEEEEE on April 03, 2014 at 15:24:00 PT
I thought I heard everything
Most of the propaganda focuses on the CHILDRRREEEENNNN!!!Now it's going to the dogs?????
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Comment #8 posted by Swazi-X on April 03, 2014 at 14:43:25 PT
What about the effect of bullets on dogs Michelle? Maybe you need to equip your DEA goon squads with tranquilizer darts instead of hot lead for the pets who happen to cross paths with those masked gunman you send into our homes when you suspect we're ingesting something you don't approve of. They're called crocodile tears because nobody believes they're real, honey. This bit of fluff combined with your cowardice and lies when confronted by Congress only strengthens our belief in your complete worthlessness as a person who tells the truth about anything. 
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Comment #7 posted by runruff on April 03, 2014 at 13:35:50 PT
It's called clutching at straws in the wind!I have five lovely doggies I call my kids. Sometimes they will eat something hempen or find one of my pipe stem cleaning sticks to chew on. They get high, sure, but they enjoy it. When they are stoned we eat Frito's and buttermilk together. They love buttered popcorn. They're favorite DVD's are "The Wall" Pink Floyd and Dixie my pug loves Men In Black" While Bo Bo my miniature wiener loves Braveheart.Families that get baked together eat cake together!
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Comment #6 posted by BGreen on April 03, 2014 at 13:25:24 PT
Law Enforcement and Dogs
The Nazi's used dogs exactly the way law enforcement does. Dogs are used by law enforcement to threaten, intimidate and ultimately to inflict damage upon those that the Nazi's and law enforcement both think are inferior and worthless.The last people in the world with credibility towards mans best friends are the moral and ethical failures known as law enforcement.On top of that, cannabis is no more toxic to any mammal than it is to humans in that no mammal has the capacity to ingest enough cannabis to cause any deleterious effects besides being tired. There will be no deaths to our four legged friends unless law enforcement decides to use their guns against the animals, too.Eventually, the world will know that cannabis is the one substance that it really is safe to sleep it off. Too much cannabis can be counteracted by a nap. The same applies to our pooches. They'll act a little goofy then lay down for a nap without any threat of harm or jail time.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #5 posted by The GCW on April 03, 2014 at 11:33:01 PT
Leonhart's fido analogy isn't an acceptable reason to cage responsible adults for using the plant cannabis.
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Comment #4 posted by runruff on April 03, 2014 at 10:30:05 PT
Ms. Michele Leonhart Barksalot.
Will somebody please send a can of Alpo to this whinny little pup? I think she's jealous?Oh, and maybe throw in a couple of those large size Milk Bones?
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Comment #3 posted by afterburner on April 03, 2014 at 10:04:06 PT
Is This a Sign of a Kinder, Gentler DEA? 
Considering that shooting the resident dogs is one of the first things the DEA SWAT teams do in a home invasion, this concern for the health & safety of dogs is touching!
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Comment #2 posted by Sam Adams on April 03, 2014 at 09:53:56 PT
Yes, think of the dogs. Good luck with that when trying to justify your billion-dollar budget requests. "One dog OD'd on pot brownies. We need $600 million dollars". These people don't even realize how pathetic they sound, they are deep in denial.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on April 03, 2014 at 06:21:43 PT

Chocolate is Toxic To Dogs! 
Symptoms and Types•Vomiting•Diarrhea•Increased body temperature•Increased reflex responses•Muscle rigidity•Rapid breathing•Increased heart rate•Low blood pressure•Seizures•Advanced signs (cardiac failure, weakness, and coma) 

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