It Is Still Probably Not A Good Idea To Smoke Pot Around Grizzly Bears

Pot or not, the bears will fuck you up“When it comes to attacking humans, grizzlies are equal opportunity maulers; attacking without regard to race, creed, ethnicity, or marijuana usage. Hopkins’ use of marijuana to kick off a day of working around grizzly bears was illadvised to say the least and mind-bogglingly stupid to say the most. However, I have been presented with no evidence by which I can conclude that Hopkins’ marijuana use was the major contributing cause of the grizzly bear attack.”
-Montana Worker’s Compensation Court Judge James Jeremiah Shea, ruling in favor of the petitioner in the case of Hopkins v. Uninsured Employer’s Fund. Bryce Hopkins, an employee of the Great Bear Adventures bear park, was mauled by a bear in the course of his duties feeding the animals. Employer Rusell Kilpatrick “contended that the major contributing cause of Hopkins’ injuries was Hopkins’ marijuana use on the morning of the incident. Hopkins admitted smoking marijuana with other employees on the morning of the incident, but claimed the use of the illegal substance had nothing to do with the bear attack.” [Via]