'Pothead' mouse pictured 'comatose' after gorging on cannabis leaves

A ‘pothead’ mouse had to be weaned off cannabis leaves after it became hooked on the high.

Colin Sullivan, from New Brunswick, Canada found the animal passed out on it’s back after it stole the leaves from his plants for two days straight.

It was sent to ‘rodent rehab’ to get back on the straight and narrow and released back into the wild this week after six full days of sobriety.

Colin decided an ‘intervention’ was necessary after he caught the ‘little pothead taking leaves off of my plant and eating them until he passes out’ on Tuesday last week.

Writing on Facebook, he said: ‘He’s missing an ear so it may be self-medication for his PTSD but I still think it’s time for an Intervention.

‘I’ll let him sleep this one off but when he wakes up he’s getting a real stern talking to.’

The stoner mouse experienced ‘belly ache and a wicked bad case of the munchies’ over the next two days, as it was limited to one medium leaf per day by Colin.


After six days on the ’12 step programme’, the rodent finally received it’s 12 step chip – a medallion given to addicts to celebrate their commitment to recovery.

Colin said: ‘On The Rodent To Redemption. After a long and desperate battle with addiction this little mouse has grinded up his struggle, picked out the seeds and stems and is ready to roll out.

‘Weed all benefit from joining together to help the smoke clear in any addict’s life.

‘He did his very cannibest and was awarded his first Twelve Step chip. I may have been the one to open his cage but he was the one who set himself free. So long my friend, till we meet again.’

His posts on the mouse’s journey have received over 12,000 likes and attracted thousands of comments.

Jalyssa Glenda wrote ‘This series has made my year probably’, while Kayla Halleen said it was ‘the best thing I’ve seen on the internet, ever’.

Cannabis became legal for recreational use in Canada when the Cannabis Act went into force across the country on October 17, 2018.

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