Rhode Island Bill Would Allow Medical Cannabis Certification for Pets

Ganjapreneur reports on this great idea for keeping our pets safe.

We say well done Democratic Reps. Patricia Serpa, William O’Brien, and Stephen Casey.

Patricia Serpa
William O’Brien
Stephen Casey

There are too many dodgy companies exploiting humans already so we imagine they and others would have no compunction in doing the same to animals in order to profit.

Ganajapreneur report

Rhode Island lawmakers will consider letting veterinarians certify domestic pets for medical cannabis access. Qualifying conditions for pets would include “any condition … that would be a ‘debilitating medical condition’ if it were suffered by a person.”

A bill introduced this week in Rhode Island would allow veterinarians to certify pets for medical cannabis access for “any condition suffered by a domestic pet that would be a ‘debilitating medical condition’ if it were suffered by a person.”

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The measure was introduced by Democratic Reps. Patricia Serpa, William O’Brien, and Stephen Casey.

Currently, no states with medical cannabis programs allow pets to be considered qualifying patients. Last month, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed legislation allowing veterinarians to discuss the use of cannabis and industrial hemp products with pet owners.

Let’s hope that at a Federal level a representative or two seeks to put a hold on something like MORE until either provisions are written into exisiting draft Federal legislation re cannabis or somebody puts up another bill entirely to protect domestic pets & livestock.

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Rhode Island Bill Would Allow Medical Cannabis Certification for Pets

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