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A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

California Reportedly Leading Nation In Pot Poisonings Among Pet Dogs

An increasing number of dogs are being rushed to Bay Area emergency veterinary clinics after eating marijuana intended for human consumption. Experts say dogs left untreated after ingesting pot can suffer serious consequences, including coma and death.

05/21/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Mill Valley Puppy Joins Growing Ranks Of Dogs Getting Severely Stoned On Marijuana

A puppy out on a walk in Mill Valley became one of the latest victim of an increasing trend: pets poisoned after ingesting marijuana.

04/29/2014

Max, a German shepherd who pulled his owner out of bed as their home filled with carbon monoxide. (CBS)

Hero Dog Saves Elderly Novato Man From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

A Novato man’s dog – obtained from a rescue organization – is being credited with returning the favor by saving his life after he was overcome with carbon monoxide poisoning.

03/05/2014

Nyxo died after ingesting rat poison, according to a necropsy. (Mourad Gabriel)

Dog Owned By NorCal Rat Poison Researcher Is Poisoned To Death

A dog owned by a Northern California researcher studying how a rat poison affects endangered species was killed by the same poison intentionally left for the dog, according to the owner.

02/14/2014

Teresa Gilmete Badger (Benicia Police Dept.)

District Turned In Benicia Teacher Accused Of Serving Pot-Laced Food

The superintendent of an East Bay school district spoke out Monday following word of the arrest of a teacher for allegedly feeding co-workers food laced with marijuana.

01/27/2014

Teresa Gilmete Badger (Benicia Police Dept.)

Benicia Teacher Accused Of Feeding Colleagues Pot-Laced Food

Benicia police have arrested an elementary school teacher on poisoning charges after she allegedly fed her co-workers marijuana-laced food at an employee pot luck.

01/24/2014

Meatballs laced with rat poison which were found in in the area of Crestline, Burnett and Parkridge Drives in San Francisco. (San Francisco Police)

Animal Update: Strychnine Poisoning

Recently, poisonous meatballs were discovered in several San Francisco neighborhoods. Obviously, it was a major problem and of concern for owners of dogs and cats.

08/19/2013

Meatballs laced with rat poison which were found in in the area of Crestline, Burnett and Parkridge Drives in San Francisco. (San Francisco Police)

San Francisco Dog Sickened By Poisoned Meatballs Dies

Oskar, one of the dogs who recently consumed poisoned meatballs left on the streets in the hills of San Francisco, has died.

07/12/2013

Meatballs laced with rat poison which were found in in the area of Crestline, Burnett and Parkridge Drives in San Francisco. (San Francisco Police)

SF Police Warn Dog Owners Of More Poison Meatballs On SF Streets

With no arrest yet for the rat poisoned meatballs left on sidewalks in the Upper Market area, San Francisco officials said Wednesday they are still concerned that not all of the meatballs have been located.

07/11/2013

Ramineh Behbehanian

No Charges For Woman In San Jose Starbucks Alleged Poisoning Case

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office will not be filing charges against a woman who was accused of placing rubbing alcohol in two bottles of orange juice at a Starbucks in San Jose last month, a prosecutor said Friday.

05/24/2013

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