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Nevada Bill Would Allow Sick Pets to Use Medical Marijuana

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A Nevada senator has introduced a bill that would allow pets to use pot.
 
Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is sponsoring Senate Bill 372, which was introduced on Tuesday.
 
The bill calls on state officials to issue medical marijuana cards for animals if their owner is a Nevada resident and a veterinarian certifies the animal has an illness that might be alleviated by marijuana.
 
Segerblom said the provision is part of a larger omnibus bill that cleans up the state medical marijuana statute.
 
Fellow Democrat and animal rights advocate Sen. Mark Manendo said he's concerned that marijuana might not be a safe treatment for sick animals.
 
Segerblom said he's also concerned that marijuana might have adverse effects on animals, but said veterinarians won't know unless they try. (AP)

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