Article by Toronto CityNews
Veterinarians are lobbying MPs today to authorize the use of medical cannabis for animals.
The vets are bringing five dogs to Parliament Hill to draw attention to what they see as glaring omissions in the legalized regimes for medical and recreational marijuana.
The law does not allow veterinarians to prescribe pot for pets, even though preliminary research suggests it could be beneficial in treating pain, seizures, anxiety and other disorders — much as it is for humans.
Dr. Sarah Silcox, president of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine, says some people are taking it upon themselves to administer cannabis to their pets.