Proposition 215, or the 1996 Compassionate Use Act, Forgot to Include Medical Marijuana Rights for Animals and Their Veterinarians
Proposition 215, or the 1996 Compassionate Use Act, the California law allowing Medical Doctors and Osteopaths to make medical marijuana recommendations to their patients forgot to consider veterinarians. It was enacted by means of the initiative process and passed with 5,382,915 (55.6%) votes in favor and 4,301,960 (44.4%) against. Dr. Gary Richter, America's Favorite Vet, and integrative medicine specialist explains the issues, their consequences and why it is important for veterinarians, pet owners, and animal lovers to support measures affording veterinarians the same state license protections to make medical recommendations for their patients that exist for human patients.
Two Ways You Can Help Support Animal Safety Measure - AB 627!
1.) Let CA Senator Cathleen Galgiani know (sample template letter and address) you are in favor of these animal rights for your pets and veterinarians, and/or
2.) Show Up - July 17 to the Veterinary Medical Board meeting in Los Altos, CA to speak in support of the measure.