Marijuana Deranged Pit Bulls Injure Six

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This is not a joke. From the Chicago Tribune:

Toxicology tests are being done on the bodies of three pit bulls shot after they mauled two children and four adults to determine if the dogs ingested marijuana found inside their owner’s home, authorities said Tuesday.

The dogs’ owner, Scott Sword, 41, of the 6600 block of Hawthorne Drive near Cary, has been charged with felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor production of marijuana plants, said McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren.

On Nov. 5 police handling the dog attack found five harvested marijuana plants growing in Sword’s back-yard garden and more than 30 grams of marijuana in his home,Nygren said.

The dogs, which were killed by police, were sent to a veterinary laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where they are being tested for drugs, specifically marijuana, said Edin Mehanovic, the county’s animal control administrator.

If the dogs ate marijuana, police want to know if it may have contributed to their vicious behavior.

The only joke is that the Reefer Madness Syndrome is still alive and well in the United States. That is unless “killer weed” caused the dogs to get the munchies and chase after a bag of human Fritos.


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8 Comments
  1. Well….At least they’re not banning Ganja!
    But…. the real punch line to this joke in progress will be when they find (Through second hand smoke) the presence of THC in their blood…. What implications will ONDCP draw from THAT!?

  2. Dude… just put your lips up to it and smoke that pooch!

    Whether the dogs ate it or inhaled it… I do believe that Marijuana is classified a “depressant”.

    This is not… in the prozac sense where you kill people… no sir this is natural stuff… which if applied in currect ways can elevate a party to grand proportions of sex and dancing… all of which have been on the docket to ban for decades now… ;-)

  3. Where the hell is the city of Hammer of Truth?

    [ed- I’m going to guess that this person came from Google News, where many media outlets are tagged with their location. Since we are a national news/opinion site with several editors throughout the country, we can’t pinpoint our location to a specific city. And no, Hammer of Truth is not its own city.]

  4. I don’t think that they will start classifying pit bulls as paraphrenalia, they might just ban pit bulls saying that all owners might feed their pit bulls marijuana and make the dogs do crazy things.

  5. I am a proud pit bull owner and we feed her marijuana on a regular basis. Although some are skeptics, we believe it calms and mellows out our dog with our smaller size house and living situation. Working in connection with my dog and marijuana has been the best thing in my life lately so please do not publish information that is not backed by some sort of creditable information.

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