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State to Consider Opening Medical Marijuana Program to Pets

The proposal would allow marijuana for dogs with epilepsy.

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A proposal in New Mexico would open that state’s medical marijuana program to pets.

The petition being presented to the medical cannabis advisory board would alllow marijuana to be prescribed for dogs with epilepsy, The Associated Press reports.

No state has legalized medical marijuana for pets, though proposals have come up in California and New York, according to the article.

New Mexico’s medical marijuana program includes about 78,000 people with a variety of conditions.

The proposal to open the program to pets arose as an anonymous petition. A public hearing on the proposal was delayed this week due to lack of a quorum of board members, AP reports.

Read more at The Associated Press

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