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Maine restaurant under investigation for trying to get lobsters high

Posted: 8:28 AM, Sep 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-24 11:29:32-04

You may have heard about this. 

A restaurant in Maine says that getting lobsters high before cooking make them them taste better. 

The owner claims that blowing marijuana smoke into the water relaxes the lobster. He also claims that it makes the cooking process more humane and the lobsters taste better because they are relaxed when they are cooked.

But experts say probably not. A professor told "The Verge" that scientists don't know if lobsters have the necessary brain receptors needed to get high and no one even knows if lobsters feel pain.

The Department of Health is now investigating the restaurant. 

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The name of the restaurant is Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound and it is located in Southwest Harbor.