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Maine lobsters sedated with marijuana smoke

Published: Sep. 20, 2018 at 11:21 AM EDT
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

(CNN) -- A lobster pound in Maine has chosen to blow marijuana smoke on lobsters before they are boiled.

The owner, Charlotte Gill, says this practice is "more humane" than boiling the lobsters sober. Gill is a registered medical marijuana caregiver.

She says that, in an experiment, she put a lobster in a box with a few inches of water before blowing the smoke into the box. She claims the lobster was more calm afterwards.

Gill says the new technique will be used at the customer's request.

In Switzerland, new laws were recently put into effect banning the boiling of lobster.