Usually marijuana opponents go around asking people, ‘what about the children?’ Marijuana opponents have long warned that marijuana reform will lead to an epidemic of stoned youth. That claim has yet to be backed up by facts, so now marijuana opponents are trying a new tactic – they are warning that legalizing medical marijuana in Utah will lead to stoned rabbits, according to Matt Fairbanks of the DEA. Really. Per The Cannabist:
“I deal in facts. I deal in science,” said special agent Matt Fairbanks, who’s been working in the state for a deacade. He is a member of the “marijuana eradication” team in Utah. Some of his colleagues in Georgia recently achieved notoriety by raiding a retiree’s garden and seizing a number of okra plants.
Fairbanks said that at some illegal marijuana 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.”
Utah is considering legalizing medical marijuana. And not just CBD, which Utah has already legalized, but the entire plant. Utah is considering a plan that would provide for safe access to medical marijuana. The thought of medical marijuana coming to Utah has made marijuana opponents so desperate that they are now saying ‘what about the rabbits?’ If this doesn’t highlight just how desperate marijuana opponents are these days, I don’t know what does. Utah has sent the medical marijuana bill to the full Senate, where it will be debated and has a good chance of passing.