Medical Marijuana for Dogs: What You Need to Know - TheJointBlog
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Medical marijuana isn’t just beneficial to humans; dogs can benefit greatly from the medicine. But many aren’t sure how to go about obtaining or administering it.


When it comes to medical marijuana for dogs, the most common form of administration is through tinctures. Tinctures are a liquefied version of cannabis or hemp, often mixed with glycerin. Tinctures are typically dropped onto the tongue, or onto food.

Another popular method of administering medical marijuana to dogs is cannabis oil. A small, rice-sized amount is typically placed onto a piece of bread or dog biscuit. Either method is a viable option.

Obtaining Medical Marijuana for Dogs

The first challenge to medical marijuana for dogs is obtaining it. Online it is easy to find pet medicines that contain cannabidiol (CBD), one of the medical compounds found in cannabis. However, these products are derived from hemp, not cannabis. This is what makes them legal. However, hemp-derived CBD isn’t typically as effective as marijuana-derivced CBD. Still, it clearly has medical properties and is worth trying. A simple Google search for “CBD for pets” or “CBD pet products” will bring up multiple companies who sell such products.