Nevada Marijuana Bill Would Allow Owners To Use The Weed For Sick Pets

A new Nevada bill introduced on Tuesday could allow pets to use pot. The proposal is part of a larger bill that would overhaul the state’s medical marijuana law, remove penalties for drivers who test positive for the drug, and require more stringent training for marijuana vendors.

Senator Tick Segerblom, D-Nev., is sponsoring a bill that would allow animal owners to acquire marijuana with the certification of a veterinarian if the animal’s pain could be alleviated by the drug, the Associated Press reported. Segerblom admitted that the drugs may have adverse effects on the animals, but said, “You don't know until you try."

The state has already decriminalized possession of the weed for people 21 and older, and has legalized it for medical use, but possession is still a misdemeanor, and selling it is considered a felony. As of February, four states -- Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska – have...

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