Before I get into this, let me say that I am not the type of person to say, “Everybody should use marijuana.” I can’t stand people like that. I love hockey, but you don’t see me saying that everybody should play hockey. Marijuana is a hobby for some of us and a medicine for others. There is no reason to force marijuana on anyone.
Medical and recreational use of marijuana is literally taking over the U.S state by state and city by city. People that have been against marijuana are now on the greener side. Politicians are being caught with marijuana, Olympic athletes smoking and Snoop is still smoking 20+ years later. The amount of all different types of people using marijuana is coming out. Making it that anyone can use marijuana and still achieve anything. All of these people helped the push in legalization. But almost all are using it in a recreational way and are all pretty much over the age of 18. The rest of the marijuana users are patients that use marijuana to take away pain, kill cancer and save lives. Those patients range from children to elders to dogs.
You’re probably thinking that giving medical marijuana to a dog would kill it. Kind of like the myth about giving a dog chocolate. Los Angeles veterinarian Doug Kramer gave his dog Nikta marijuana to extend it’s quality of life but it did not cure it. Kramer spoke to HuffPost about how Nikta was not eating and he had no other pharmaceutical option. He began giving his dog small amounts of marijuana and she she started to return to eating and greeting him at the door. He said it extended her life by six weeks. I was not surprised about this story at all.
I’ve seen in person marijuana working on dogs. You know when you blow smoke into a dogs face? I can’t be the only one that has seen this happen because I’ve seen so many random people do this. Dogs, 90% of the time run away and do not want anything to do with that. My friend’s dog was the opposite of this. If you blew the smoke very slow out of your mouth, she would stay face to face with you inhaling it and even coughing at times. I thought it was the weirdest thing in the world at first. I didn’t know how to take it. Was it hurting the dogs lungs was my first high thought about it. But when I saw how she could actually run around for the time the marijuana lasted was amazing. She would never be able to do that without it. Like Kramer’s dog Nikta, it did not cure her but gave her a better time before it was over.
It is blatantly clear that marijuana can do way more than just getting us a buzz. It can help so many people across the world and even animals. With the way things are going right now, I can’t wait to see how many states/countries have it legal by 2020.