A clinical research associate at the Salem, Ore., clinic where the first animal was euthanized last week is set to begin working in the state’s second medical marijuana dispensary.
The clinic, called the Salem Animal Clinic, will be in operation from the beginning of October.
The clinic was created in late 2015 to serve patients who have a terminal illness, or who have received advanced life support from their loved ones.
The facility is located in a residential neighborhood near Salem High School.
A group of doctors and researchers from the University of Oregon, the University at Albany, the California Institute of Integral Studies and the University School of Medicine are expected to take over the clinical research and support services.
The patients and their families have been told they must pay for the clinic’s operating expenses.
The facility is also the only one of its kind in the US, which has only three medical marijuana dispensaries, according to the Associated Press.
The state is expected to begin accepting applications from patients in October, with the first patients scheduled to be approved in December.
Oregon law prohibits dispensaries from selling marijuana, and the state is not planning to allow marijuana dispensaries in other states.