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So much for the individual’s decision to experience the ups or downs of drug usage. But what if a stash at home accidentally gets eaten by the dog, could this do them harm?
Can dogs get high by eating weed?

Moreover, don’t allow an incident to happen. If you do use recreational drugs, keep them well away from pets and children.

People have strong views about drugs, both in favor of their use and against it. Of course, the law in different areas of North America varies when it comes to drug usage, which means many people make a personal choice that is outside of the law.

Causes of the high are most likely down to the dog’s inquisitive nature and scavenging something inappropriate. Also, don’t forget that a dog sharing the same airspace is also going to breathe in any weed that’s being burnt.

A diagnosis is made by the physical symptoms a vet finds on clinical examination, especially if there is a history of recent access to a stash. This is why it’s especially important to confide in your vet and be honest… they won’t pass judgment and it could save both time and expensive blood and urine tests to reach a diagnosis.

When I asked PETA, which is known for its polarizing opinions about the treatment of animals, about this conundrum, Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch said: "It's no more acceptable to amuse yourself by getting a dog high than it would be by getting a child drunk."

"If someone see a negative reaction, it's because [their pet has ingested] hemp or products with pesticides in them. We don't believe in using pure THC," she noted. Instead, TreatWell uses a ratio of THC to CBD (cannabidiol), which is another chemical compound that's found in cannabis, in addition to a cocktail of acids, terpenes, and "sub-cannabinoids."

What PETA does condone is the use of medical cannabis for palliative care. "Dogs in pain should be given the same consideration that humans in pain are, and if cannabis treats can truly relieve their pain, regular doses would be appropriate to help reduce their misery," Nachminovitch added.


Not all doctors will prescribe cannabis, though. That's because there's less scientific research to support its validity as a medical treatment. "If you don't have sound reasoning and examples of proof that your treatment will work (and not just anecdotal evidence), not only are you putting your patient's life and health at risk, you're putting your license on the line," Dr. Primiano said.

I spoke to several experts about the dos and don'ts of dosing your pets. Their recommendations varied, but all of them agreed on one thing: Blowing smoke in your dog's face is extremely shitty. Guys, never do that. Do not get your dog high because you think it's cool. Dogs can't consent to using cannabis, can experience adverse effects, and should only be given marijuana-based treats for medical reasons.

For pets undergoing cancer treatment, or for those with debilitating illnesses, cannabis can be an alternative to pharmaceutical medicine (though it should always be used in tandem with a veterinarian's advice, unless they specify otherwise).

Still, it's important to understand that canine cannabis treats aren't recreational—you shouldn't get your dog blazed just because you think they'd like it.