A bill was recently introduced in California that would legally permit #veterinarians to recommend cannabis products for #pets , according to a story from the VIN News Service. The bill will now make its way to the state’s #Veterinary #Medical Board. If the board approves the bill into law, it would be the first of its kind in the nation, furthering California’s status as a #pioneer of cannabis freedom.
In the summer of 2018, California lawmakers allowed for the legal protection of veterinarians who choose to discuss with pet owners whether or not cannabis products would be right to administer to their pets. In spite of this legal protection, there is continued confusion as to what is legal for pets to consume, what veterinarians can legally recommend, and so on. If passed, this bill seeks to clarify that confusion while furthering the protection of veterinarians.
Should the California Veterinary Medical Board come out in opposition of the measure, it will probably be tabled for another year or more. Despite this, even if the board would show a “neutral stance” on the matter, the bill could potentially move forward. Regardless of the outcome, the board would need to define guidelines for the law for vets to abide by before January 1st, 2020.
Even though they currently have no official stance, the board has released draft guidelines, which could take effect if the bill is eventually passed. In the document, the board warns vets and animal practitioners that “no federal or state agency oversees standardization of cannabis product concentrations for use on animals” and “research to-date is lacking conclusions regarding dose, toxicity & efficacy.”
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