Target: Washington State Senator Steve Hobbs
Goal: Legalize doctor-prescribed marijuana for animals in pain.
Animals in pain could be fed medical marijuana under veterinarian recommendation and supervision if a newly proposed bill in Nevada passes. Most people that own pets will do anything to keep them comfortable and happy. However, this is often proven difficult when a pet falls ill and medicine either does not provide relief or comes with too many side effects to be worth administering. Humans in Washington have access to medical marijuana for when they are ill or in pain; it is time for domesticated animals to have access to this same relief.
To receive the marijuana, the animal does not need to be terminally ill, just in a lot of pain. Just like a human, the animal would need to obtain a medical marijuana card and be have prescription. Marijuana is legal in Washington and people in the state are notoriously dedicated to their companion animals. With no side effects and incredible healing properties, marijuana would be perfect for animals in a lot of pain.
Urge Washington State Senator Steve Hobbs to introduce a bill that would allow companion animals to be administered medical marijuana. Sign this petition to help animals in Washington receive the assistance they need when in pain.
Dear Senator Hobbs,
A Nevada State Senator has introduced a bill which would allow companion animals in pain to be administered medical marijuana. Animals may have negative reactions to standard prescription medication, just like humans; medical marijuana would solve this problem. Cannabis does not have side effects like pharmaceutical medication does. Marijuana is a safe and effective way to help an animal become comfortable and calm while in acute pain.
Of course, marijuana is now legal recreationally and medically in Washington. This is one obstacle already hurtled. The next step would be to research the proposal. Will animals benefit from consuming marijuana? How will veterinarians decide appropriate dosage amounts? Will testing on animals be necessary to make this successful? These are relevant questions, and surely not the only ones. It is immensely helpful that Nevada is already pursuing legalizing marijuana for animals.
I strongly urge you to consider introducing a bill that would allow animals to consume medical marijuana. Please contact Senator Tick Segerblom of Nevada for counseling on this decision. He has surely performed ample research on medical marijuana, and how it will benefit animals.
Thank you for your consideration on this important matter.
[Your Name Here]
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