Skip to comments.DEA administrator claims that marijuana legalization imperils dogs
Posted on 04/12/2014 2:37:27 PM PDT by Wolfie
DEA administrator claims that marijuana legalization imperils dogs
Washington, D.C. -- Its hard to come up with a new angle on a much-debated policy issue like the War on Drugs. But Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart may have succeeded with her recent claim that we should oppose marijuana legalization because it poses a health risk for dogs. Unfortunately, her argument ignores the reality that the War on Drugs poses a far greater threat to dogs than marijuana does.
It is indeed true that ingesting marijuana creates some small risks for dogs. As Jacob Sullum notes, marijuana itself is not dangerous to canines; but ingesting it can sometimes lead them to be slower in vomiting up other dangerous foods in which it has been infused, such as chocolate (which is poisonous for dogs, when ingested in large quantities).
Meanwhile, every year hundreds or thousands of dogs are needlessly slaughtered in overaggressive police raids undertaken as part of the War on Drugs. Jacob Sullums critique of Leonharts argument includes links to descriptions of numerous reprehensible incidents of this type. Whether you focus on dogs or on humans, the War on Drugs destroys vastly more lives than it saves.
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Cops raiding homes and shooting dogs, imperils dogs far more than a blunt does.
How many dogs have been shot by law enforcement because of the “war on drugs”?
Maybe to all the drug sniffing dogs put out of work by legalization.
Guess what? It imperils your brain too.
plenty of reasons not to legalize - do not need to make them up
I hear you. This is asinine.
I believe it. Your dog turns into a stoner, quits working, goes on dog biscuit stamps, applies for Obamacare, then becomes a registered Democrat. It shouldn’t happen to a dog.
cops shoot/kill more dogs every year that pot will in a century
Lets all rally ‘round to protect “Jasper”.
Yea ..like dogs don’t already lay around all day and eat
Yes. This is silly.
like bow wow maaaan.
Link doesn’t work. It should be:
Ashburn, VA, the `burbs, a guy sees a sign in front of a house: “Talking Dog for Sale.”
He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a black mutt just sitting there.
“Um, hmmm ... OK, do you really talk?” he asks.
“Sure man.” the dog replies.
“So, what’s your story?”
The mutt looks up and says, “Well, I discovered my gift of talking pretty young not long after I started blowing dope, and I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.
“I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running. The jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger and I wanted to settle down. So I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security work, mostly wandering near suspicious characters and listening in, sniffing out pot, eating brownies. I uncovered some incredible dealings there and was awarded a lot of medals. there in my little house. Had a wife, too, and a mess of puppies, and now I’m retired.”
The guy is amazed. A talking dog. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants.
The owner says, “Ten bucks.”
The guy says, “Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?”
The owner replies, “He’s a lying stoner. He’s high most of the time and he didn’t do any of that stuff.”
We all know Dogs only eat Grass when they have Worms!
She’s full of crap. Even if legalized, it would still be illegal for minors and dogs.
Enlighten us with your top 10 list.