Can Veterinarians Discuss Cannabis
Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Then, what do you do if you cannot talk with your veterinarian?

The problem the veterinary community has is that the federal government designated marijuana and CBD, along with other cannabis extracts as a Schedule l drug. Plain and simple – it is illegal in every state.

Regardless of the fact many states have legalized marijuana, and physicians are able to recommend cannabis for medical purposes to their patients without any disciplinary actions, the laws are different for physicians and veterinarians.

Without getting into the weeds (no pun intended!), the biggest problem for veterinarians is the lack of science (research), complete education in regard to risks and benefits of marijuana products including the inability to discuss cannabis for fear of losing their license. That is it!

So even in jurisdictions where marijuana is legal, without a specific authorization for veterinary use, veterinarians are not protected in recommending and discussing its use to you.

But here’s the good news: With heighten interest from pet parents and veterinarians along with state associations; state lawmakers are pushing towards some sort of resolution:

Colorado State University – Efficacy of Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Dogs RxCBD Dog Extract Hemp