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SB 627 - Authorizes Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Animals - California Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Animals

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes veterinarian prescription of medical cannabis for animals.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the Veterinary Medical Board to adopt guidelines for veterinarians to follow when recommending cannabis within the veterinarian-client-patient relationship and post these guidelines on its website (Sec. 3). 

  • Authorizes a California licensed veterinarian to discuss the use of medicinal cannabis or medicinal cannabis products on an animal patient (Sec. 3). 

  • Prohibits the Veterinary Medical Board from disciplining, denying, revoking, or suspending the license of a California licensed veterinarian solely for recommending the use of cannabis on an animal patient (Sec. 3). 

  • Requires the client to be 21 years or older and to be the owner of the animal patient in order to purchase and administer cannabis products (Sec. 4). 

Title: Authorizes Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Animals

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