It’s a growing trend: hemp for pets. But it could soon be harder to find. Utah’s Department of Agriculture and Food announced Wednesday it had issued warnings to more than two dozen businesses, asking them to stop manufacturing and selling adulterated or misbranded commercial feed.
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Owners of pets who suffer from arthritis and a loss of appetite are looking towards hemp pills in an effort to ease their animals’ pain.
Apparently, New York City dog owners increasingly are careless with their marijuana goodies and pot stashes, according to an article in the New York Times. “We probably see close to one a day at one of our four hospitals,” said David Wohlstadter of the veterinary chain Blue Pearl. “And we’ve definitely seen an increase in the past couple of years.”
Now that marijuana is legal in states like Oregon, pets are finding human pot products and getting stoned. Veterinarians have noticed the trend. DoveLewis, an emergency veterinarian clinic in Portland, Ore., saw a 63 percent increase in pets with toxic marijuana levels during the year after pot was legalized.
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Medical marijuana is helping some pets with serious illnesses, leading more businesses to provide cannabis-based products for sick animals. The Guardian told the story of a Swiss mountain dog with grand mal seizures whose owners treated with a cannabis-derived product from Treatibles. The seizures decreased and eventually disappeared.
Because research is relatively underdeveloped in the segment of cannabis for pet health, there is ample opportunity for companies to find a strong foothold and ultimately stake claim to this market.
Bruce Blunt, the aptly named Chicago man charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after a video of him blowing marijuana smoke into the face of his pet chameleon Binna went viral, has been acquitted by a Cook County circuit court judge.
Cannabis use as a medicinal aid for pets has started to gain traction in the last couple years, going so far as to have entire sections of companies dedicated to the offering.
A bill in Nevada aimed at adjusting the state’s medical marijuana program has died a quite death in the legislature. The bill had been held up in committee and the time limit expired before the Committee on Health and Human Services could give it a hearing.
In this divisive political climate, there is one statement that is guaranteed to be both inoffensive and accurate: Americans love their pets.
Adults now have easy access to potent and pungent marijuana and evidently man’s best friend is right on the owner’s heels.
If scientific research is not keeping pace with the new mindset of pet owners and animal advocates, are Americans running afoul of federal drugs laws by treating their pets with cannabis-based medicines?
We share nearly every aspect of our lives with our pets. So, it begs the question:
Why not share our medical marijuana with our ailing animals?
Some people love their pets so much that they pamper their pets with pet spas or luxury pet hotels. They’ll take them to pet therapists to work on their attachment issues, and dress them in couture fashion. There is a pet equivalent for almost every human product you can imagine, and now there’s even an emerging market of medical marijuana for pets.