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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.