| 9 min

Kaj Pindal's animated short from the late 1970s features a canine narcotics officer who burns out after sampling a little too much product. Driven by his love of cannabis, a street dog displays incredible promise for the drug squad when he chases down a local dealer. He makes headlines worldwide as he takes on smugglers and crime lords. But when his drug habit and his work inevitably collide, a clear message emerges: dogs and cannabis don't mix.

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Caninabis, Kaj Pindal, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Kaj Pindal
  • animation
    Kaj Pindal
  • producer
    Gaston Sarault
  • script
    Kaj Pindal
    Yvon Mallette
  • camera
    Pierre Provost
    Michel Langlois
  • sound
    Roger Lamoureux
    Bernard Carez
  • editing
    Lucien Marleau
  • voice
    Les Mimes électriques
    Patrice Arbour
    Bernard Carez
  • music
    Denis Larochelle

  • Carl

    As a long term (10+ years) user of cannabis, I've found this K9's experience true for myself as well. Taking breaks every so often helps keep the relationship between the user and the substance a healthy one. My sympathies for the officer are lessened by the fact that he helped put away people for something he himself enjoyed doing! The artwork is great.

    Carl, 26 May 2021