DEA: Utah Legalizing Medical Cannabis Will Lead to Stoned Rabbits
If Utah lawmakers approve a bill to legalize medical cannabis, wildlife – especially rabbits – will “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans and be stoned all the time. This is according to an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who made the statements while testifying in opposition to Utah’s Senate Bill 259, which would legalize medical cannabis and was recently approved by the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee.
“I deal in facts. I deal in science,” said special agent Matt Fairbanks, a member of Utah’s “marijuana eradication” team in Utah.
Fairbanks says that at some cannabis grow sites he saw “rabbits that had cultivated a taste for the marijuana.” He continued: “One of them refused to leave us, and we took all the marijuana around him, but his natural instincts to run were somehow gone.”
So, there you have it; we shouldn’t allow those suffering from debilitating illnesses to use a safe and effective medicine because some lucky rabbits might benefit from consuming the plant themselves.