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 “The biggest issue is education,” says Watts. “Every state is different in its approach to legalization. Property managers need to be educated on what their states’ laws are with regard to medical or recreational marijuana.”

 As Chip Watts, CPM, secretary/treasurer of IREM, explains, “Unlike service animals, which are regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act, have certification, and are trained for specific jobs, emotional support animals are regulated by the Fair Housing Act.” But, he adds, they come with very little specific guidance.

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