By: Savannah Smith | 09-23-2018 | News
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Maine - Restaurant Serving Lobsters Sedated With Marijuana Under Probe

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A Maine lobster restaurant is under investigation by state health inspectors for attempting to mellow out lobsters with marijuana.

Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor will remain open to customers even as the investigation is ongoing but will stop serving lobsters sedated with marijuana.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Charlotte&#39;s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor remains open but has stopped allowing customers to request meat from lobsters sedated with marijuana.<a href="https://t.co/S6WF8sfaEy">https://t.co/S6WF8sfaEy</a></p>&mdash; NewsChannel 12 (@wcti12) <a href="https://twitter.com/wcti12/status/1043953146429665280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The restaurant owner, Charlotte Gill, is a state-licensed medical marijuana caregiver. Gill admitted on Friday that she recently started offering “smoked” lobster meat. She said she hoped to resume sales around mid-October.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Lobster cannabisque&quot;: Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine offers customers the option of having their lobster “sedated with cannabis” before being prepared. <a href="https://t.co/IBP9iLUapM">https://t.co/IBP9iLUapM</a></p>&mdash; Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) <a href="https://twitter.com/TwitterMoments/status/1042597806014291968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Gill also admitted pumping marijuana smoke into the water in some of the lobsters’ enclosures.

It is not yet established whether pot smoke is capable of calming lobsters or if it has any effect on their meat. Gill feels, however, that the more humane treatment sedates the animal and could potentially make their deaths “less traumatic.”

Gill said of her long-running dilemma with lobsters: “I feel bad that when lobsters come here, there is no exit strategy. It’s a unique place and you get to do such unique things but at the expense of this little creature. I’ve been really trying to figure out how to make it better.”

Gill is an animal rights supporter who says she “wants to feel good about what she is serving.”

Emily Spencer, a spokesperson for Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services, meanwhile wouldn’t confirm whether the state specifically asked Gill to stop selling lobsters sedated with marijuana.

Seeing lobsters struggle with so much pain while being cooked has always been a contentious issue for some people, such that there have been many efforts to find ways to reduce lobsters’ pain.

Switzerland for one banned earlier this year the common cooking method of tossing a live lobster into a pot of boiling water. The authorities believe such method is cruel since lobsters can “sense pain.”

Gill for her part has argued that the kinder killing method for lobsters will make them happier, and that happier lobsters would translate to better tasting meat.

Gill said: “The difference it makes within the meat itself is unbelievable. Everything you put on your body is energy.”

Source:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/charlottes-legendary-lobster-pound-maine-investigating-restaurant-sedated-lobsters-with-marijuana/

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Rage No. 37863 2018-09-24 : 07:20

Wait, so she's an animal rights supporter who boils lobsters alive for a living? The world just keeps getting weirder.

I'm not sure that getting lobsters stoned before plonking them in a pot of boiling water to boil alive is going to make them "happier" but, might make her feel better 🙈 Or, Maybe a career change is in order..lol

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