wgrz.com | Pot for pets: Lawmaker wants to legalize med. marijuana … – WGRZ

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Since humans in New York can now take advantage of health benefits of medical marijuana, downstate Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s take is, why not extend this to our furry friends, too?

That’s why Paulin intends to introduce a bill in Albany that would allow veterinarians to prescribe pets medical marijuana.

“You know the pain that they’re suffering from because you know human pain. Pets don’t talk,” Paulin (D-Westchester) said in FaceTime interview with 2 on Your Side.

Paulin’s bill was modeled from a similar bill in California. Veterinarians there can’t prescribe pets medical marijuana, but pet parents can purchase a pet-tailored

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