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Dogs getting sick, stoned from discarded marijuana

Dogs play in the Quartyard dog park in downtown San Diego, July 11, 2016.
Katie Schoolov
Dogs play in the Quartyard dog park in downtown San Diego, July 11, 2016.

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in California in late 2016, more and more canines are getting into trouble with cannabis.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says as marijuana is legalized in more places across the country, more dogs are munching on edibles - and it’s making them sick.

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ASPCA poison control calls in California for pets who’ve eaten cannabis have increased by almost 300% in recent years.

Dr. Brieana Sarvis is a veterinarian with the San Diego Humane Society.

She joined Midday Edition on Thursday with more on the issue.