Marty the Marijuana Mouse

Marty the Mouse became famous in 1974 after he made a home for himself in a box of marijuana stored in the evidence room of the San Jose, CA police station. Police were only able to lure him out by baiting a trap with marijuana seeds. (He ignored bacon, peanut butter, cheese, and a female mouse called Mata Hairy.) He became known as Marty the Marijuana Mouse.

But instead of killing him, he was first sent to UCLA to aid in studies of marijuana. Then he was returned to San Jose where he became a police mascot. When he died in Nov 1975, the nation mourned.



Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 28, 2014
Category: Animals, 1970s





Comments
Does this mean that MJ isn't the cause of the munchies?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/28/14 at 10:14 AM
Sure, poor Marty the Marijuana Mouse is gone but Cheech and Chong are still around...it's unfair I tell ya.
Posted by Rocket J. Squirrel on 09/28/14 at 12:21 PM
It's survival of the .. ummmmm .. I forget .. oh wait .. cumquats .. nope ..
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/28/14 at 01:25 PM
Manufacturers have long passed up the opportunity to be the first to make mouse-flavored cat food. I wonder if any will jump on the idea of weed-flavored mouse bait.
Posted by Phideaux in in his own little world on 09/28/14 at 02:36 PM
What A lucky lucky lucky mouse!! LOL cool smile hmmm
Posted by Tyrusguy on 09/28/14 at 06:04 PM
Every time I walk into the Sheriff dept. evidence room/locker I think about things like this.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/29/14 at 01:21 AM
Well, heres to the day when kids digging through the archives here will wonder why marijuana was in the evidence room.
Posted by BHicks on 10/12/14 at 06:47 AM
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