Vets Worry About Stoned Dogs

Animals getting access to medical marijuana and getting sick


A growing number of canines in Colorado are getting stoned, and that's got some animal doctors concerned.

Speaking to CBS Denver this week, Dr. Debbie Van Pelt said that medical marijuana can be problematic for animals which many times after they got into their owner's edible medical goods.

Dr. Stacy Meola, who conducted a five-year study on the subject of stoned dogs, said that the number of emergency vet visits due to marijuana has quadrupled in Colorado compared to the years before legalization. She told CBS Denver that two stoned dogs actually died after eating large amounts of super-potent marijuana butter.