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The New Reality: Marijuana Poisoning Calls Jump 765%

As of this writing, 33 states and Washington D.C. have passed laws legalizing marijuana in some form. As weed has become easier to get and less stigmatized, sadly, reports of marijuana poisonings in dogs have increased significantly. The ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) 24-hour emergency hotline recorded 208 marijuana-related calls in 2008, or about 4 calls a week. Ten years later in 2018 there were 1,800 calls — 35 a week or 5 calls a day. According to ASPCA Pro, in the first couple of months of 2019, the number of calls related to pets ingesting marijuana jumped 765 percent over the same period last year. In addition, the ASPCA Pro web page "Marijuana Toxicosis in Animals" had a 700 percent increase in views in January 2019 compared to January 2018.  Read more....

 

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