The DEA has come up with yet another insane reason why marijuana shouldn’t be legal: stoned rabbits. The state of Utah is considering a bill that would allow sick people to use medicinal marijuana, and the DEA has issues a warning that if it passes, the state’s wildlife may start to cultivate a taste for the herb.
The bill is specifically geared toward using edible, not smoked, marijuana as medicine.
The DEA provided testimony to a Utah Senate panel last week making the claim. “I deal in facts. I deal in science,” Special Agent Matt Fairbanks claimed.
Agent Fairbanks is a part of what’s known as the “marijuana eradication” team in Utah. This is the same team that raided a garden of its okra believing the plant to be marijuana. Fairbanks insists that he is a man of science though.
“Personally, I have seen entire mountainsides subjected to pesticides, harmful chemicals, deforestation and erosion,” the DEA agent said. “The ramifications to the flora, the animal life, the contaminated water, are still unknown.”
He made additional claims about scientific research involving rabbits that cultivated a taste for the plant. Which is odd. He explains: “One of them refused to leave us [so] we took all the marijuana around him, but his natural instincts to run were somehow gone.”
Apparently it’s unacceptable for ill people in Utah to use marijuana as medicine but it’s perfectly acceptable for DEA agents to sit around and get their bunnies stoned.
Despite what I’m assuming must have been a stirring testimony, the Utah Senate panel approved the bill and will be sent to the Senate for a vote. Debate will take place later this week.
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