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Medical Marijuana: Safe for Your Aging Pets?

January 27, 20147 min
More states are beginning to legalize medical marijuana usage, which has many vets and animal behavioral experts wanting research done on safety for pets.Times are changing, and for the first time in many years medical marijuana isn't getting bashed like it used to. Regular people, and even doctors, are more open to usage... especially if it helps ease their patients' pain.What about medical marijuana for your aging four-legged companion?More states are beginning to legalize medical marijuana usage, and many veterinarians and animal behavioral experts are raising the importance of research on the safety for pets.Is it safe, and should you use it for your pet?Expert on Animal Behavior, Darlene Arden, CABC, discusses if medical marijuana for your aging pets can help ease their pain.

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