Lisa Miller, a lobbyist in Florida who has a dog that suffers from epilepsy, spent much of last year pressing her state's senators to legalize medical marijuana for pets. She scored a victory late in the year, when state senator Jeff Brandes introduced a bill suggesting a framework for giving people with chronic illnesses access to the drug--and for researching the effects of marijuana on pets with seizure disorders and other illnesses.
The legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in a growing number of states like Colorado has brought plenty of controversy. But that's not stopping one Denver company from bringing its line of cannabis-based health products to the veterinary world.
Medical marijuana company CannScience Innovations entered into a nonbinding agreement to license Generex Biotechnology's RapidMist device for the buccal delivery of its developmental stage medical marijuana products.
British drug developer GW Pharmaceutical will debut its cannabis-based pain therapy Sativex in Austria as a treatment for MS-related spasticity sometime in 2012, following regulatory approval