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et there are a handful of veterinary proedge off of her craziness, just makes her a little fessionals who are extremely optimistic more relaxed in general as she goes through her about the future of cannabis for pets. day, so it’s been a real big help for us.” Seattle veterinarian Dr. Sarah Brandon has said, “I believe within 2-3 years it Jake Snappin has been supplementing with Vet will be a commonly offered option in veterinary CBD oil for his golden retriever mix, Sunshine, hospitals for pain and inflammation reduction, who has seizures. “She hasn’t had a single seizure neurological conditions and mild behavioral consince I began dosing her. She hasn’t had any of the cerns.” Dr. Gary Richter, owner of Montclair Vetsmall little psychological ticks that she would get erinary Hospital and Holistic Veterinary Care in before them, the little precursors. And she’s eaten Oakland, California declares, “The prospects of her whole meals when generally she’s a very picky medical cannabis in pets are really, really exciting, eater. And so now she’ll finish the whole thing.” just as they are in humans.”     Indications that cannabis is well received by most For now, any cannabis based product that is made mammals and can even be used to treat larger for your pet will be labeled as a dietary suppleanimals such as pigs and horses abound. Howevment meant only to “support your pet’s endocaner most of the products you’ll find out there are nabinoid system,” unless meant for dogs and its makers are keen to cats. There’s no indi“THE PROSPECT OF MEDICAL have a go with the FDA. that cannabis CANNABIS IN PETS ARE REALLY, cation No product can propose affects cats and dogs to cure, mitigate, treat, or REALLY EXCITING, JUST AS THEY (or other mammals prevent any type of disARE IN HUMANS.”- Dr. Gary Richter , owner for that matter) any ease in your pet. Those differently in terms of products that have of Montclair Veterinary Hospital and Holistic Veterinary effectiveness, although popped up claiming to Care in Oakland, California it’s not impossible that do any of the above have it does. …When research is illegal, there’s bound been taken to task by the FDA in recent years. to be a shortage of definitive information on the   nuances of species’ specific results, isn’t there?   THE INDICATIONS     THE ROUNDUP So you’re not going to find anything but anecdot  al evidence that cannabis can help your pet, and A pet edible does not equal breaking off a piece you won’t hear any product manufacturer in their of your weed cookie and tossing it to Jake the right mind declaring cannabis as a “treatment” or beagle… THC at the levels which are present in “cure” for your pet’s ailments. But recent years’ today’s human edibles can be toxic to Jake and advancements in pet CBD products have actuhave led to a rise in animal overdoses from marially resulted in a great deal of exciting anecdotjuana. As much as Jake might *like* to get stoned, al evidence in support of its use as treatment for it ain’t so good for him. But in recent years, the a whole slew of ailments from which our furry emergence of pet edibles low in THC and high in friends suffer, including and not limited to: anxCBD have been yielding exciting and profoundly iety, arthritis, intestinal problems, seizures, neupositive results for our pets as holistic alternative rological and autoimmune disorders, cancer, and treatments for a broad range of ailments from end of life comfort and care. which our furry friends often suffer.   A big fan of Treatibles dog chews, San Jose registered veterinary technician Liz Hughston has this to say about the effects the CBD treats have had for her pets: “Our old dog takes it to help with his mobility issues. He’s 15, so he has arthritis, and the CBD really helps him move around better, sleep better, and just overall manage his old age better. And our little Pomeranian mix, she’s just kind of crazy. We find the CBD really takes the 59

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The New Smoker Magazine issue: No.7  

This time we bring you The Edibles Issue! It has all you need to know about edibles and more: from Top Tips, to the Science of Edibles, to T...

The New Smoker Magazine issue: No.7  

This time we bring you The Edibles Issue! It has all you need to know about edibles and more: from Top Tips, to the Science of Edibles, to T...

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