Latest growth market for medical marijuana includes these ‘best friends’

Latest growth market for medical marijuana includes these ‘best friends’

If you believe medical marijuana can help humans deal with pain, chemotherapy or anxiety, why not try it on pets?

Gi Gi Griffin is willing to try. The widowed real estate broker from the upscale Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles looks like the last person you’d see walking into a pot dispensary in Hollywood. But she’s not here for herself. She’s here to buy cannabis for her 6-year-old Sheltie, Joy.

“I just knew I wanted to try whatever would help with my dog,” she said.

She’s part of the latest growth market for pot: Pets.

Joy was diagnosed with bladder cancer in January, and veterinary cancer specialists presented Griffin with a range of treatment options, from anti-inflammatory drugs to chemotherapy and radiation (“I was told it would be close to $7,000”).

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