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Published:March 19th, 2015 09:43 EST

Medical Marijuana for Dogs and Cats?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Legislation introduced in the state Senate (Nevada) on Tuesday would allow pets to use pot under a veterinarian`s supervision.


Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom, the sponsor of SB 372, says there are guidelines, even for Fido: Officials would be able to issue a pet medical marijuana card only if the animal`s owner is a Nevada resident and a vet certifies the creature has an illness that might be helped by marijuana. And the illness need not be fatal."

Los Angeles Times

Medicinal marijuana for Fido? You may be wondering what they`re smoking in the Nevada Senate, but actually it`s high time this bill was passed.

If you are anally-retentive this news is proof that Nevada is going to the dogs, or going to pot. But if you are an enlightened citizen of the 21st century, this article is disturbing because while medicinal marijuana for dogs may soon be legal in Nevada, medical marijuana for humans is still illegal in most states.

There`s no truth to the rumor that Purina Dog Food Company is behind this bill, because they`re persuaded that stoner dogs getting the munchies will spur the sales of dog food.

My pooch Mandy is young and healthy, but I`m sure she wouldn`t frown on the recreational use of marijuana. My cats, Tico and Ebony, are already addicted to catnip, I don`t want to get them started on weed.

Medicinal marijuana for humans and pets should be legal in all 50 states, let`s hope that other states will follow the fine example of Nevada.

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