Though the War on Drugs rages on, Nevada pets might be catching a break.
Earlier this week, Democratic Senator Tick Segerblom introduced legislation that would further decriminalize marijuana usage in the state of Nevada. Among SB372’s many provisions is ‘pot for pets.’
Pot for pets would allow pet owners to obtain medicinal marijuana for their ailing fur babies with written veterinarian approval.
The bill requires written veterinarian consent stating the animal has, “been diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating medical condition; the medical use of marijuana may mitigate the symptoms or effects of that condition; and the veterinarian has explained the possible risks and benefits of the medical use of marijuana for animals.”
According to the Associated Press, Segerblom indicated “he’s concerned that some animals might have adverse reactions, but “you don’t know until you try,” he said.”
Last week the FDA issued warnings to firms selling pet cannabis products in Washington state; warnings local veterinarians say should be heeded.
Limited use of medicinal marijuana is currently legal for the two-legged variety in twenty-three states.
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