The governor of Michigan has signed a bill that allows veterinarians to consult with pet owners about the therapeutic use of marijuana and hemp-derived products such as CBD.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) approved the legislation, which was introduced last year by Rep. Gregory Markkanen (R), on Tuesday.
It very simply states that a “veterinarian may consult with an owner on the use of marihuana or industrial hemp on an animal of the owner.”
Veterinarians regard themselves as fairly knowledgable about cannabis as a potential treatment for pets, according to a 2018 survey. That said, they say professional associations and veterinary boards do not provide sufficient guidance on the topic.