Can lobsters smoke marijuana? A restaurant in Maine made them do it
Maine is now investigating a restaurant that gave its lobsters marijuana and its owner is on the defensive mode, saying that blowing smoke over lobsters can lessen their suffering before they are cooked.
An Associated Press report in Southwest Harbor, Maine, which was cited by The Guardian, showed that state health inspectors are now investigating Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, which tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana before killing them to be served, cracked and eaten.
This was even if it remains unknown whether pot smoke calms lobsters or has any effect on their meat.
The restaurant’s owner, Charlotte Gill, said she hopes to resume sales of “smoked” lobster meat by mid-October. She is a state-licensed medical marijuana caregiver.
“After being contacted by the state, and upon reviewing its present laws and codes applicable to this arena, and then making a few minor adjustments to our procedure, we are completely confident that we will be able to proceed as planned,” Gill said in reports.
“I imagine we will still have a push back from the state on our hands. But we are confident that we will be able to field any issues they may have with us, and do it with grace,” she added.