Do we need another reason not to legalize marijuana? How about this one: A recent study suggests that since medical cannabis was legalized the number of pet pot poisonings has risen dramatically. Apparently, as good for your "sciatica" as a nice pan of magic brownies might be, it's really bad for your dog. Rover probably didn't have getting totally baked in mind when he got his nose in your stash, but it's not the weed they're after. It's the chocolate, dude. Insert forehead slap here.
It brings to mind the plight of our poor dog, God Rest Her Soul, who spent many days in a self-induced haze after ingesting unhealthy amounts of chocolate. And this was the stuff without the stuff in it, if you catch my meaning. Of course, it isn't really fair to call it "self-induced," since we were the ones with opposable thumbs who could have just as easily moved the cake, brownies, truffles, or other chocolatey goodness far away from nose level. We were careless owners. We left chocolate where it was physically possible for her to get at it, and so we were therefore completely to blame and I retract my previous sentiment. And we did this while we weren't stoned.
Now imagine that you are a regular user and all that residual THC is faintly tampering with your thought processes as you take that cookie sheet out of the oven with those very special cookies. You were just going to watch a few minutes of the Cheech and Chong film festival on IFC, but that's when you heard that rustling in the kitchen, the clatter of the pan hitting the floor and it occurred to you that maybe you should go in and see what was the matter.
"Trixie! What did you do?"