Veterinarians are worried about the toxicity of cannabis edibles in pets. They are not worried about the cannabis but the ingredients that go with the edibles. They are noting that cannabis edibles often come with chocolate, raisins, and other things like xylitol. The mixture could be very bad for pets when mixed together. They note that the cases of exposure and poisoning from cannabis edibles as quadrupled in the United States.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some veterinarians are worried about the possibility of exposure of pets to edible cannabis.
  • They cite that the reports of poisoning from cannabis edibles have quadrupled.
  • The mixture of things like chocolate, raisins, and other toxic ingredients for dogs seem to be the problem as opposed to the cannabis itself.

“Over the past six years, the U.S.-based Pet Poison Helpline says cannabis toxicity cases have more than quadrupled in the U.S. In Canada, the helpline reported there were 54 reports of pet exposure to CBD and cannabis during the first seven months of 2019.” (Geary, 2020)

Link to article:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/cannabis-pets-vet-advice-1.5464578

Windham, Maine approves a 60-day moratorium on new marijuana cultivation permits. The existing facilities before the moratorium are not affected by the moratorium. No other marijuana licensing permits will be approved until the ordinance has its details worked out. The ordinance will take effect in two months if they can work out the details as the moratorium is expiring. There are people in the industry and the community who are worried that the system will devolve into a lottery. The ordinance proposes that points will be awarded to applicants. People are worried that new businesses will all have the same number of points leading to the lottery system to pick who gets a license.

Key Takeaways:

  • A moratorium on marijuana cultivation has been announced in Windham, Maine
  • The moratorium will last 60 days.
  • The moratorium could be renewed but local government officials say it will only be held until the details of a proposed ordinance are hammered out.

Quote: “Some worried that the point system, which includes three categories in which applicants may be awarded points, would result in too many businesses accumulating the same number of points, leading to a lottery deciding which businesses are granted a license.” (Vaughan, 2020)

Link to article:

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/02/05/windham-temporarily-halting-pot-cultivation-permits/