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

A former police officer in OKC is frustrated that an indoor grow operation may be set up near his home. He fears that it will bring larger amounts of theft to the area because, “they might sneak across the fence and grab a handful of marijuana. Yank a plant up or two and run,” he said. The man who would own the indoor grow facility says that he filed all the right paperwork. A City Councilman, James Greiner, agreed with him by saying that if it is run within the rules set forth then the grower is well within his legal rights.

Key Takeaways:

  • A former police officer is taking issue with another resident who wants to rezone his property to grow marijuana.
  • The police officer’s main concern is with theft in the area that may start to climb.
  • A City Councilman, James Greiner, weighed in on the situation saying that, “if the applicant abides by state law’s then it is legal for him to pursue it.”(pp)

Quote: “The retired police officer is concerned about the prospects of a marijuana farm going up close to his West OKC neighborhood. According to city records, lots at Wilshire and County Line Road are petitioning to be rezoned from residential to agricultural.“ (Skarky, 2020)

Link to article:

kfor.com/2020/01/27/resident-upset-about-pot-farm-in-okc-city-limits/