Nevada Bill Would Legalize Medical Cannabis for Pets, Remove Per Se Cannabis DUID Law

Companion Cannabis, a medical cannabis tincture for dogs and cats by Holistic Therapeutics. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Companion Cannabis, a medical cannabis tincture for dogs and cats by California-based Holistic Therapeutics. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Legislation that would make several changes to Nevada’s medical cannabis law has been introduced in the state’s Legislature. One of the changes the bill would make is to allow pets to use medical cannabis obtained by their owners, and to alter a law that finds a person guilty of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) if they’re caught driving with THC in their system.

Senate Bill 372, sponsored by Senator Tick Segerblom, would allow animal owners to obtain medical cannabis on behalf of their pets if a veterinarian certifies that an animal has an illness that might be helped by the medicine. This would make Nevada the first state in the nation to officially legalize medical cannabis for animals.

The proposal would also remove the state’s per se THC driving law, which finds someone guilty of a DUID if they’re caught with a certain amount of cannabis in their blood or urine. The law would be changed so that impairment must be proven for an individual to be charged with driving under the influence of cannabis.

Other changes that would be brought forth by Senate Bill 372 include legal employment protections for patients who use low-THC cannabis, and training requirements for medical cannabis establishments wanting to renew their licenses.

The full text of Senate Bill 372 can be found by clicking here.

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    • khh on March 18, 2015 at 2:38 pm
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    After the horrific experiences of the DEA in dealing with stoned rabbits in Utah, I hope and pray they exclude pet rabbits.

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