Veterinarians Call on DEA to Allow Research on Medical Marijuana for Pets

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There have been efforts to study marijuana for animals. The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine began research on how cannabis could help treat pain-related conditions in dogs, but the federal government ended up shutting it down. And a proposal from Auburn University to examine marijuana's effects on dogs with epilepsy is awaiting approval after the feds have instituted several roadblocks.

Of course, it's not just animals who aren't getting the proper research. Many studies into how marijuana can help humans are also being held up by the DEA due to the drug's classification. Of course, you'd think the agency would want to know as much as possible about cannabis so they'd be able to more effectively determine what policies would be best. But that would require rational thought, which is unfortunately lacking in Washington D.C.

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