Tag: Gretchen Whitmer


‘Let’s Talk About A CBD Remedy For Fido,’ Veterinarians In Two States May Now Legally Say To Pet Parents


Earlier this month, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation making her state the second in the nation (after California, in 2019) to legalize veterinarian consultations with pet owners “on the use of marihuana or industrial hemp” in medications. That green light to discuss (though not recommend) CBD medications is a big deal, says Dr. Trina Hazzah, a Los Angeles veterinary oncologist and medical-cannabis activist. Reason: Until now, veterinarians have had to watch their step when…


New Michigan Law Allows Vets To Consult About Cannabis For Pets


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law a new bill that will allow veterinarians to consult with pet owners about the use of marijuana and industrial hemp for their animals. House Bill 5085, sponsored by Rep. Greg Markkanen (R- Hancock), opens the way for veterinarians to ask pet owners about exposure to marijuana in their animals and to consider the use of THC and CBD products. It passed both chambers of the Michigan Legislature earlier…


Wiping Slate Clean For Marijuana Offenders Opens Doors


As CEO of Common Citizen, one of Michigan’s largest cannabis producers, I can tell you firsthand the state’s new Clean Slate law is a game-changer that will benefit families, communities and our state’s economic resurgence. Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month, the Clean Slate law expunges criminal records of those convicted of certain cannabis-related felonies and misdemeanors that are no longer considered crimes under Michigan’s adult-use cannabis law. The new law creates a system…