Veterinary Suicide Prevention Continuing Education Update- The Veterinary Board of Governors has completed WAC 246-933-435 and WAC 246-935-305 requiring suicide prevention continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The Veterinary Board of Governors is aware that the area of cannabis and its derivative products, in particular the use of cannabidiol (CBD), is rapidly evolving. The board has heard concerns from both veterinary professionals and clients surrounding the use of cannabis.
Due to confusion on federal and state levels, we're unable to give guidance on the legality of providing advice to clients regarding cannabis use. The board intends to explore this issue further as it receives clarification. As a reminder, veterinarians aren't authorized to prescribe Schedule I drugs. As the board receives more information, this statement will be updated.