Would You Give Medical Marijuana to a Chronically Ill Pet?

Medical marijuana isn’t just for humans anymore. All around the country, pet owners are turning to pot as a way to alleviate their furry friends’ pain and suffering. Whether their cats are dealing with arthritis or their dogs are suffering from pain and inflammation, more and more people are looking to marijuana as an alternative…

Despite a lack of research, many are turning to pot to treat ailing pets.

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Desperate or Dealer: Should Police Decide?

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    Medical marijuana isn’t just for humans anymore. All around the country, pet owners are turning to pot as a way to alleviate their furry friends’ pain and suffering. Whether their cats are dealing with arthritis or their dogs are suffering from pain and inflammation, more and more people are looking to marijuana as an alternative…

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    Of the hundreds of thousands of people entering our country’s jails and prisons each year, an estimated 15 percent are addicted to opiates, according to a 2009 study. Yet, a majority of these facilities don’t provide a single medication or a moment of treatment for the painful detox process. The lack of care leaves incarcerated…

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