Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Keep pets away from marijuana, please

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Today, a column in the Daily Camera in Boulder reveals an interesting fact from the city's experience with marijuana: Cannabis and animals don't mix.

THC is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. Signs of marijuana toxicity typically become apparent within minutes to a few hours. The most common symptoms of toxicity are neurologic abnormalities, including stumbling that potentially progresses to an inability to walk, depression, agitation, dribbling urine, twitching, seizures, pupil dilation and occasionally coma. Death is rare but can occur. About 30 percent of animals exposed to THC will develop gastrointestinal signs including drooling, vomiting and diarrhea. Because THC is lipid (fat) soluble, pets may exhibit mild to moderate symptoms for days as the chemical is slowly released from fat stores.

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