- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Democratic state senator in Nevada is sponsoring a bill that would allow pet owners to treat their sick animals with medical marijuana.

Tick Segerblom’s bill would allow veterinarians to certify when sick pets should be given cannabis to alleviate pain and suffering.

The “pot-for-pets” provision Mr. Segerblom hopes to have codified into law is part of a larger bill that addresses the state’s regulation of medical marijuana, The Associated Press reported. The law, known as SB372, would remove penalties for drivers who are found to have the drug in their bloodstream.

When asked about animals that might have adverse reactions to the drug, Mr. Segerblom replied, “you don’t know until you try,” AP reported.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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