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Hold onto your butts: Don’t let dogs get stoned on your leftover weed

Here's what to do if your furry friend is flying high.

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Max Pixel old pup

No psychoactive compounds for Fido.

Each morning, podcaster Paul Bae tries to explore a new trail in his nature-rich community in Vancouver. He lets his three pups off leash and turns on a podcast for himself. As they walk, Bae listens to wild serialized stories and revels in strange experimental soundscapes—but only through one earbud. He has to keep one ear out for his furry friends, lest they get themselves into trouble.

His hike on December

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