I used to know a guy who lived in a little house along a canal on the south shore of Long Island. He had a lot of mice. He also smoked a lot of pot. When he was cleaning his pot, he used to leave it out in the lid of a box — like the lid to a shoe box. He would sift the seeds to one side and put the smoke-worthy stuff on the other side.

After a while, he began to notice when he got up in the morning, the seeds were gone. The mice had come and eaten them. All of them. Eventually, he stopped cleaning the pot and just left it there. The mice did an amazing job, taking every single seed and most of the twigs, too.

His mice became really super cool and laid back … except for the fighting.

The most relaxed mice ever seen. Friendly in a sleepy way. One day, he opened his dresser and there was a whole family of mice sleeping soundly in his underwear. They didn’t run away or try to hide. All they wanted were more marijuana seeds.

After a while, he began to notice that a lot of mice were missing a leg or their tail … or an eye. Mice fight to kill, so body parts were going missing at an alarming rate. Apparently a diet made up of predominantly hemp seed was increasing their territoriality.

Photo: Garry Armstrong

We therefore concluded a life lived entirely on hemp seed might not be the best choice for a rodent’s diet. Given the high casualty rate among his rodent clan, he decided it was time to call in the pest controllers and have them remove the mouse population.

He also stopped leaving his stashes for the mice to eat.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

19 thoughts on “HEMP SEEDS IN A MOUSE HOUSE”

  1. If he was concerned about mouse casualties, killing them all seems a strange solution. This is a great story, however. I just have visions of your friend inhaling mouse poopies with his weed, though. Why didn’t they eat more than the seeds and stems, I wonder?


  2. We’re soon going to find out how smart – or stupid – it’s going to be to legalize that stuff up here. My guess is that the Feds (Trudeau) (who has typically run up a massive debt) is hoping to cash in via pot taxation and such.

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        1. There’s areas of Canada where it’s been an big industry for years. Underground industry. Vancouver Island for one. They grow powerful high grade stuff. No need to go to the store.


    1. Trudeau has really opened up a can of worms. I don’t know why he didn’t just decimalize it. He’s the product of flower child and it turns out he’s a bit of a flower child himself.


  3. I guess if they would have done this test in a laboratory with mice, the scientific conclusion would have been that marijuana makes you mean and want to tear your fellow human apart. I often wonder how tests in lab mice are supposed to really be meaningful for humans…


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