Pot for Pets! (Open Thread)

From Reuters:

Martha Stewart, Canadian pot business in joint effort aimed at pets

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is joining Canadian marijuana producer Canopy Growth as an adviser to help develop and launch a line of pot-based products for humans and animals, it said on Thursday.

The deal between Sequential Brands Group Inc, which owns the Martha Stewart brand, and Canopy will seek to leverage Stewart’s knowledge of consumer products in the launch of products based on CBD, the non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana.

Stewart, who became a household name through her books and cooking and lifestyle television shows starting in the 1980s, co-hosts a show with rapper Snoop Dogg, who made headlines last year for smoking marijuana in front of the White House.

What a time to be alive. Open thread!

47 replies
  1. 1
    trollhattan says:

    Badger scanning for bats? Get those bats, Badger!

    Speaking of pot, who could have guessed?

    Five people from Sacramento were arrested near Woodland early Thursday, found with nearly $130,000 worth of stolen processed marijuana, sheriff’s officials said in a news release.

    Three adults and two 17-year-olds were arrested and booked into jail and a juvenile detention facility after the suspects’ vehicle, filled with cannabis, was stopped west of Woodland just after 3 a.m., the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Deputies had responded to reports of a burglary on the 14000 block of County Road 41A involving a large quantity of marijuana being stolen from a cannabis cultivation site near Rumsey, according to the release.

    The suspect vehicle contained 184 pounds of processed marijuana, worth about $129,000, sheriff’s officials said.

    Chad Hart, 26; Terrell McCall, 20; and Salvador Rodriguez, 31, were all booked into the Yolo County jail. The two minors were not identified by authorities. All five face charges of grand theft, burglary and conspiracy, deputies said.


    Dudes steal almonds so stealing pot seems a no-brainer, and far more lucrative.

  2. 2
    Central Planning says:

    I was thinking about buying CG’s stock the other day in my 401k plan. I ended up buying Aurora Cannabis instead. Looks like a nice pop for CG today. Either way, I think cannabis stocks will go up with the legalization that has been happening.

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    Kristine says:

    I am interested in a product like this–or a CBD product–for Gaby, who is getting more nervous as she ages.

    If anyone is currently using a product for their dog and is seeing results, I’d love to know the brand.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    And this is why Martha is so rich. She knows where it’s at.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Kristine: TaMara buys from these guys, who are local to her and it’s my impression that she couldn’t be more pleased with the Bixby results:


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    I sure hope they hire Snoop as an advisor.

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    Mart says:

    Daughter was an Ag major at school and since I am not a farmer I lectured her on how the hell is she gonna make any money. She struggled after graduation. She ended up on a farm in Washington making $20K/yr working 70-80 hrs/week. She now has a good paying job with decent benefits as a manager at a large weed growing operation. (Worker bees do not make much money.) Who coulda predicted?

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    germy says:

    President Trump called @mattgaetz last night from Hanoi to talk the Cohen testimony and the threats (since rescinded) Gaetz made about Cohen.
    "I was happy to do it for you. You just keep killing it," Gaetz was heard telling him.
    (Gaetz told me he doesn't discuss calls w/POTUS)

    — Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) February 28, 2019

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    Samwise is probably content enough with just his catnip habit.

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    danielx says:

    Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg…

    The jokes, they write themselves.

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    VeniceRiley says:

    @Kristine: You can google CBD lab testing and find results. I did that for one my mom was buying and it checked out. Sorry I cannot recall the name right now. They’re in Signal Hill CA WAIT!!! Hempland USA is the name

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    geg6 says:

    @Roger Moore:

    Since they are good buddies (Martha and Snoop), I’m sure he’s involved somehow. Probably put her onto the whole business.

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    geg6 says:


    They are good friends and have a cooking show they do together. Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. It’s hilarious.


  14. 14
    MattF says:

    Martha Stewart-branded pot is nearly as exciting as the prospect of a Facebook cryptocurrency.

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    Mart says:

    @geg6: Assume you meant “Since they are good Buds…”

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    trollhattan says:

    “Alright you two, I don’t want to catch you doing any insider trading!”

    Life in the 21st century.

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    geg6 says:


    LOL! Yes!

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    Betty Cracker says:

    Badger isn’t generally nervous or aggressive except in one scenario, and it’s entirely my fault. If I get completely under the covers in bed and call him, he leaps onto the bed and starts hysterically trying to dig me out from under the blankets. The harder I laugh, the more frantic his efforts. He’s scratched me pretty badly a couple of times. I don’t know why it freaks him out so much.

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    danielx says:


    I have got to see this.

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    Brachiator says:

    Martha Stewart, Canadian pot business in joint effort aimed at pets

    This is why terrorists hate us. We waste good weed on pets.

    Also, “joint effort.” Heh…


    Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.

    Snoop always brings the pot.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @MattF: Dunning-Krugerrands!

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    geg6 says:


    I’ve watched it a few times. It really is entertaining. They cook and have a couple of guests on to eat the food and they drink pretty heavily. I’m convinced Martha is stoned the whole time. Snoop knows his way around the kitchen.

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    Alex says:

    @Betty Cracker: My dumber dog was always surprised when our other dog was under the covers. He fell off the bed in surprise once when the lump in the covers growled at him for stepping on it!

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    laura says:

    @Kristine: I’m using two products for Chet the weinie dog. He gets edibites a CBD cookie for separation anxiety or long car trips and he gets cannahoney and/or a CBD salve for his wrists. He’s got severe turnout instead of front-facing hands (which is a common in the breed) and it puts a lot of pressure on the wrist joints. He gets the goods when I see him licking his wrists.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @trollhattan: The thing is, Martha did her time (you can argue about whether it was too short or too long), came out, went back to work and doesn’t whine, or even mention it.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    Cats and dogs getting stoned together! Massive munchies!

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    @MattF: Weird. The conclusion of that article looks about right:

    whatever its technological underpinnings, a WhatsAppCoin would wind up looking a lot like a conventional payment service. So for now, it’s not clear why Facebook doesn’t just build a conventional, closed payment service like PayPal or Venmo, avoiding the complexity and scaling problems that come with a blockchain.

    Well, if you don’t call something a blockchain cryptocurrency, your stock won’t go up. Sillies.

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    Jacel says:

    Martha Stewart has been preparing for this for over a decade. Here’s the start of her pot-themed episode of her CBS daytime show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypLbcbf4PZ4

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    smintheus says:

    Democrats ought to start using the following phrase whenever possible:

    the Trump crime syndicate

    I was thinking this afternoon about the Republicans’ mafia like defense of Trump yesterday, and today’s indictments of Bibi whom the same Republicans conspired with to undermine Obama…and what connects them: they’re criminal conspirators. We should say so at every opportunity.

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    Mandarama says:

    Laughing at the time stamp on Betty’s post. Nicely done.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    Living the dream I’ve had for over 40 years. My breeding efforts are directed to minimizing CBD, while maximizing THC-A, however.

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    germy says:

    Martha can roll a perfect joint in about two seconds flat.

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    germy says:

    Brewers yeast genetically modified to produce THC and CBD

    UC Berkeley synthetic biologists have engineered brewer’s yeast to produce marijuana’s main ingredients—mind-altering THC and non-psychoactive CBD—as well as novel cannabinoids not found in the plant itself.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @germy: I bet they haven’t figured out how to make terpenes yet.

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    Brachiator says:


    UC Berkeley synthetic biologists have engineered brewer’s yeast to produce marijuana’s main ingredients

    Hell, I’d like to know how UC Berkeley manufactured synthetic biologists.

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    germy says:

    @Brachiator: It’s boingboing. They don’t often proof themselves….

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @germy: I’ve started to lose track of who’s playing whom among these obsequious dim-bulb fratboy types like Gaetz and DeSantis. I get the impression that they know, in a low animal cunning sort of way, that Trump has a thing for square-headed jocks (see Rob Porter, John McEntee, etc.) and that if they impress him with their fealty the Trumpnut gravy train will lead straight to their door.

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    ruemara says:

    I’m a bit cheesed that we have 1. no national clearance for people convicted of minor pot offenses. 2. many black people being jailed for minor pot offenses even where weed is legal.

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    Bill Arnold says:

    Yes. And – https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-mormons-make-great-fbi-recruits.amp

    The disproportionate number of Mormons is usually chalked up to three factors: Mormon people often have strong foreign language skills, from missions overseas; a relatively easy time getting security clearances, given their abstention from drugs and alcohol; and a willingness to serve.

    And like hires like, without rigorous controls. (This is not in any sense anti morman, just a common observation)

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @geg6: Oh, man, how can I get on that guest list? Martha and Snoop would be awesome hosts!

    I have been using CBD oil with Watson to see if it helps him get over the pukies when he’s in the truck. So far, no joy with that, (we have yet to go more than a 1/2 mile without his urping) but at least he gets *in* the truck now without immediately trying to jump out again, which is progress. Of course, that may have less to do with CBD oil than with the fact that his pal D sits in the truck with him and feeds him a shitload of treats.

    Still, I have heard other people swear by CBD oil for anxious/aching pets. I know it does great with aching humans!

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    @A Ghost To Most:

    I bet they haven’t figured out how to make terpenes yet.

    Oh no, we might not to be able to mass-produce the divisive smell

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    MomSense says:

    Yes, the acceptance of marijuana, CBD products, etc. is a good development but I am incandescently furious at all the human misery and lives ruined because it was illegal for so long. Since we are talking reparations of late – we need some motherfucking reparations for all the black and brown men and women who were criminalized and destroyed for all these years.

    Fucking Martha Stewart is going to profit off of this and it makes me want to BURN IT ALL DOWN.

    I leave you with a musical offering from the Harlem Hamfats in 1936 Weed Smoker’s Dream

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    Far better than a drunk’s breath. My choice of weed smells only of pine, citrus, and a whiff of skunk. No smell to offend.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @Major Major Major Major: I don’t get it. You willingly move to perhaps the smelliest place on the planet (NYC), and you are cranky about the smell of weed.

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    cope says:

    Purely anecdotal but my nephew’s big dog’s (Malamute? Shepherd?) once frequent seizures have been greatly reduced since he began giving her CDB oil.

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    @A Ghost To Most: I didn’t say I was cranky about it.

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    rikyrah says:

    Badger is soooo adorable :)

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