When the use of medical marijuana became legal in California in 1996, doctors throughout the state were allowed to discuss cannabis as a treatment option for their patients. Now that recreational marijuana has been legalized in California, will lawmakers pass a bill that would allow veterinarians to do the same?
With the passage of the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act on Jan. 1, the sale of recreational marijuana became legal throughout the State of California. But when it comes to The Golden State’s four-legged population, no laws have been passed regarding cannabis treatments.
“Right now there’s no guidance,” said California Assemblymember Ash Kalra. “And since cannabis has become recreationally legalized, there’s a great risk that individuals will be giving cannabis to their pets not knowing and not having any guidance on it.” […]