DEA Concern Over Stoned Rabbits If Utah Passes Marijuana Laws


Where would this country be if Peter Cottontail got cottonmouth?

Matt Fairbanks, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “marijuana eradication” team in Utah, testified to a state Senate panel last week, and said rabbits could get addicted to pot, lose their natural instincts and sit around getting high all the time should a bill pass that would allow medical marijuana edibles in the state. Haha.

He claims that illegal pot farms could have bad environmental consequences. “I deal in facts. I deal in science” said Fairbanks .”One of them refused to leave us, and we took all the marijuana around, but his natural instincts to run were somehow gone,” he said. Some wild animals apparently do develop a taste for bud (and, yes, best to keep it away from your pets). But I don’t know that the occasional high rabbit constitutes grounds for keeping marijuana prohibition in place, any more than drunk squirrels are an argument for outlawing alcohol.

Fairbanks’ “marijuana eradication” colleagues were reportedly in the news lately when they mistook okra for marijuana in Georgia and brought in the big guns. Nice.