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The chronic-le, June/July, 2013

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JUNE-JULY • 2013
YOUR GUIDE TO MEDICAlS MARIJUANA


If medical marijuana helps humans, can it also help their pets?
By William Breathes
When Jamie Rephann’s eight-year-old boxer mix, Tank, started having trouble walking, Rephann took him to the vet, where he learned that his options were pretty limited. Either Tank could go on expensive pain medication that might destroy his liver, or Rephann could try alternative treatments forhispet—includingcannabis. Though the doctor made it clear he wasn’t recommending pot, he also didn’t shy away from reality. “He said to me, Tf you use it, it will help your dog,”’ Rephann recalls. “God forbid we have a medicine that helps without damage to dogs’ livers and such.”
Within days, Rephann says, Tank was up and moving around like old times.
There’s nothingin state law expressly prohibitingyou from givingyour dogcannabis, medical or otherwise. But at the same time, Colorado animal-cruelty laws are vague, and “mistreating” an animal isn’t specifically defined. So problems could arise if a veterinarian considered administration of cannabis by a pet’s owner mistreatment. Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level; that means the government thinks it has no medicinal value, for humans or animals.
Still, though it’s not quite legal continued on page 10
The Chronic-le is published by Wes two rd, 969 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203; the contents are copyright 2013 by Voice Media Group. For information, e-mail marijuana@westword.com or call303-296-7744.
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6 ............. 18 Incredible Edibles These munchies could really give yo u the munchies. By William Breathes 30 Colorado Centers Our updated guide to the metro area's MMJ dispensaries . .•.....•.•••........•......••..•...••..•••.....................................•....••...••.•......••...... If medical marijuana helps humans, can it also help the ir pets? IIJWillia• lire allies hen Jamie Rephann' s eight-year-old boxer mix, Tank, started h a ving trouble walking, Rephann took him to the vet, where he learned that hi s options were pretty limited . Either Tank could go on expensive pain medication that might destroy his liv e r , or Rephann could try alternative treatments for his pet-including cannabis. Though the doctor made it clear hewas n 'trecommending pot, h e also didn'tshyawayfrom reality. ''He said to me, 'If you use it, it will help your dog, "' Rephann recalls . " God forbid we have a medicine that h e lps without damage to dogs' livers and such." Within days , Rephann says, Tank was up and moving around like old times. There' s nothing in state law ex presslyprohibitingyou from giving your dog cannabis, m e dical or otherwise . But at the same time , Colorado animal cruelty laws are vague, and "mistreating" an animal isn't specifically defined. So problems could arise if a veterinarian considered ad ministration of cannabis b y a pet's owner mistreatment. Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug at the that means the government thinks it has no medicinal val ue, for humans or animals. Still, though it 's not quite legal continued on page 10 The Chronic-le is published by Westward, 969 Broadway , Denver, CO 80203; the contents are copyright 2013 by Voice Media Group. For information , e-mail marijuana @ westword.com or ca/1303-296-7744. THE CHRONIC-LE JUNE 2013 I WESTWORD . COM