Former Deputy Speaker of Malta's House of Representatives and parliament member Claudette Buttigieg raised concerns about cannabis regulation on Monday when she shared a troubling story about a visually impaired man whose seeing-eye dog became disoriented as a result of second-hand marijuana smoke. As a result, the dog was unable to guide the man back home, writes Times Malta.
What Happened: Buttigieg, a member of the opposition Nationalist Party (PN), used this example as a way of highlighting the loose enforcement of Malta's cannabis laws.
"I met this man last week. He is visually impaired and he told me he was eating out in a restaurant and was close to the venue's smoking area," she told Parliament."It seems that some people were smoking cannabis in the smoking area where they should have only been smoking tobacco. And this man told me his dog was affected. He said he got home thanks to his friends because the dog was not in a position to take him home."
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