The Marijuana Industry’s Newest Customers Are Sick And Elderly Dogs

CALIFORNIA:  A day before a scheduled vet appointment to euthanize her dog, Wendy Mansfield decided to try one last resort to alleviate the chronic pain of her 15-year-old labrador mix: cookies from a marijuana dispensary made specifically for ailing dogs.

Kali, a mild-mannered 80-pound rescue, was never much of a complainer. But she often licked her paws—an obvious sign of pain, according to her vet—which was typically accompanied by bouts of coughing because of the shedding fur that got in her throat. One treat and 20 minutes later, the licking suddenly stopped.

Seeing this, Mansfield, who lives in Fort Bragg, California, gave her dog a second cookie, and then a third. Kali, who had been listless and depressed, got up to drink some water and walked outside—something she hadn’t been able to do recently without groaning or obvious signs of pain.

Nevada Bill Would Let Pets Use Pot; Proposal Calls For Medical Marijuana Cards For Animals

NEVADA:  Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.

Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is sponsoring the measure that would allow animal owners to get marijuana for their pet if a veterinarian certifies the animal has an illness that might be alleviated by the drug.

Segerblom said he’s concerned that some animals might have adverse reactions, but “you don’t know until you try,” he said.

Some veterinarians who have given cannabis to sick and dying pets say it has relieved their symptoms, although the substance hasn’t been proven as a painkiller for animals.


Laura Milsee Responds To Outrage Over Facebook Video Showing Her Dog After He Ate Marijuana

MICHIGAN:  A Waterford woman admits she made a mistake when she posted a video to Facebook of her pet after he accidentally got high on marijuana.

Laura Milsee told WXYZ she came home to find 3-year-old Thor had gotten into a marijuana stash late one night.

According to Milsee, she posted the video out of concern and tried to send the clip to her boyfriend.

“My boyfriend wasn’t home.  I couldn’t Bluetooth the video to show him what he was doing,” said Milsee. “So he said post it so I can see it. But by the time I posted it, people shared it.”

Milsee said in a matter of no time, the video went viral.