Should You Try CBD for Your Pet?
|Should You Try CBD for Your Pet?||Darrell Miller||12/19/18|
December 19, 2018 08:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Should You Try CBD for Your Pet?
CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound, is now legal for use in humans in 47 states, but neither science nor the law has dealt extensively with CBD use for veterinary purposes. Only California explicitly allows vets to talk to clients about CBD as a veterinary medicine, and hard research on its effects in animals remains sparse. Despite this, pet owners across the country have been experimenting with the use of CBD to address problems like anxiety, pain, arthritis and other conditions in their four-legged friends.
- Although still banned by the federal government, CBD is not psychoactive, and can be legally used in 47 states.
- Most state-level CBD laws do not cover veterinary use, and only in California are vets explicitly allowed to discuss it.
- While anecdotal reports suggest CBD may have a variety of applications in treating pain and anxiety in pets, research is very scarce.
"But recently, Powers says he has found a way to control his dog’s noise anxiety: cannabidiol—aka CBD, a compound that can be extracted from cannabis, which includes marijuana and hemp."
Read more: https://www.consumerreports.org/marijuana/should-you-try-cbd-for-your-pet/