(NEWSER) – People who advocate legalizing medical marijuana in Utah clearly haven't given much thought to the risk of pot-crazed rabbits running wild, a DEA agent testified last week. Special Agent Matt Fairbanks told a state Senate hearing about how in the course of his marijuana eradication work, he had encountered animals, including rabbits, that had developed a taste for the drug, the Washington Post reports.
One stoned bunny "refused to leave us, and we took all the marijuana around him, but his natural instincts to run were somehow gone," the agent told the hearing, stressing that "I deal in facts. I deal in science." He also spoke of seeing deforestation and other damage caused by grow-ops in remote areas.