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Marijuana Treats for Dogs Are Now a Thing

A sticker is seen on a dog's back during
Yuri Cortez—AFP/Getty Images A sticker is seen on a dog's back during a demo in support of the legalization of marijuana in Mexico City on May 5, 2012.

Pet owners are using them to treat sickly animals or animals in pain

Medical marijuana has been known to help humans stave off the eye disease glaucoma, treat nausea induced by chemotherapy and ease the inflammation associated with arthritis.

But does the same go for dogs? Well, it just may.

Medical marijuana dispensaries have already begun concocting cannabis-laced treats for canines.

According to Quartz, the burgeoning pet-pot market is straddling a legal gray area. Enterprises hoping to market cannabis-derived products to animals are entering virgin territory in the absences of industry guidelines and sufficient scientific evidence.

However, that’s not stopping pet owners from giving their ailing animals edibles to ease chronic pain and illnesses.

Read more at Quartz

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