The bill would give veterinarians the same protections as doctors who recommend marijuana for human patients.
Sick pets may be the next on the cards for receiving medical marijuana in California.
Last year, former Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law allowing veterinarians to discuss medical marijuana with pet owners, although the recommendation of cannabis was not allowed.
That could soon be old news as on Thursday the California Senate voted 33-0 to let pet owners 18 and older purchase medical marijuana for their animals if they have a recommendation from a veterinarian who has completed a specific course.
The bill would give veterinarians the same protections as doctors who recommend marijuana for human patients. It would prevent the Veterinarian Medical Board from disciplining veterinarians who recommend marijuana.
New York also have a similar bill in progress. So our four legged friends may not have to wait too much longer.
The bill now goes to the state Assembly.
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