Summertime weather here in the Northern Catskills – temps in the mid-70’s – unreal – and winter still has 2 days left. Just last week the road crews were using cold patch on pot holes. Well, Miel, our 4 YO Sheltie went for his usual free walk around the neighborhood – unleashed, he has free rein of the area. He came back just covered in tar, blacktop, dirt, whatever. He must have gotten into one of the now ‘hot’ cold patches on the road. His gorgeous white chest and shoulders just covered in it.
Thanks to the ‘net we decided to use olive oil to try to remove it. Seems to have worked – the chunks and bits of tar and blacktop loosened and fell off. It took a bit more effort to try to clean his long fur. Can’t tell if worked yet – his fur is a bit oily despite a good washing. At least it’s not ‘tacky’. 2 side effects tho – his once blazing white fur now has an yellow-olive tint; and his fur is curling, sort of like Kenny G. What better way to spend a couple of hours with the dog.
As far back as 1988, after an extensive review of the research, the DEA’s own chief administrative judge Francis L. Young concluded: “Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known.” The National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine found similarly. The DEA ignored the research. In 2010, at least 15 double-blind crossover studies, the Gold Standard of research, are among the 20,000 studies showing the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis and NO evidence it causes cancer—more supportive research for marijuana than any drug ever approved by the FDA! In 2009, forced by the overwhelming weight of research evidence, the American Medical Association overcame its previous hostility to support “that marijuana’s status as a federal Schedule I controlled substance be reviewed with the goal of facilitating the conduct of clinical research and development of cannabinoid-based medicines.” The supportive 2010 University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research Report to the Legislature also demonstrates numerous benefits and safety of marijuana.