When a cat is on a “catnip high” it is not like a marijuana high for humans. It is more like a mild hallucinogenic that heightens the senses. As for the comparison of the two, catnip does not contain THC. In case you were wondering… No you cannot get high on your cat’s catnip; if you try, you can become pretty sick. Just leave the catnip to the cats.
So what about marijuana?
If we humans can’t get high on catnip, is it safe to assume cats can’t get high on marijuana? Well, no they can’t get “high” on it, not exactly. Cats are finicky and likely will not ingest marijuana. In the off-chance that they do, they are likely to vomit it back up or suffer from a bad case of diarrhea. What they may experience from said indigestion would be in the form of a “bad trip”. Your cat can actually convulse and have seizures from digesting THC which can lead to biting down on its tongue, brain damage, accidents, or even death. Still think it is a good idea?
What about blowing it into the cat’s face/ears?
Cats hate smoke. They hate how it feels near their face because like us, it burns their eyes. It can lead to eye problems and infections that can result in blindness. Smoke dries out the retinas which is not only uncomfortable, but painful for cats. Would you force someone to drink knowing they hate alcohol? This is no different. When you do this, you are committing animal abuse. No, it is not cute or funny. If you know someone who does this to their cat, encourage them to stop because it is not right to force drugs on to an animal specially not knowing what may happen.