California Vets Want To Prescribe Medical Marijuana For Pets

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Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

California may allow alternative medicine for pets. As in, California vets want to prescribe medical marijuana for pets.

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Medical marijuana has become a widely accepted tool within the health community, and not just within the human sector. Studies have shown that animals, too, can benefit from the healing power of cannabis as well, and it’s now starting to become a viable option for veterinarians to utilize. While most animal doctors have yet to harness the power of cannabis, it appears California vets want to prescribe medical marijuana for pets following a  first-of-its-kind study.

Jamie Peyton, a veterinarian at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, has been studying the effects of cannabis on animals over the past few months, with promising results.

The study, which included responses from 1,300 pet owners who have treated their animals with non-psychoactive oils like CBD, found that the effects of the cannabis helped treat anxiety, pain, nausea in their pets.

“This is very similar to medical cannabis usage for humans,” Peyton said in an interview with local newspaper Sacramento Bee.

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