5 Things to Know Before Using Medical Cannabis for Your Pets

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Try Hemp-Derived Products Depending on your location, cannabis products can be hard to come by. Rob Silver, a holistic vet and pet herbalist in Colorado, have working in home states and beyond to educate pet owners and legislators on the benefits of treating pets with cannabis. Leafly spoke with both vets at the Green Flower Media Cannabis Health Summit in Los Angeles to find out what pet owners should know before they start a treatment regimen. 1. Cannabis 101 How to Grow Bigger Cannabis Buds Outdoors and Indoors Who Is Rick Simpson and What Is Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)? Pets Can’t Puff, Puff, Pass—So Try These Methods Instead There are plenty of edibles for pets these days—including biscuits, soft-chews, and more—that provide easy ways to medicate pets.

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5 Things to Know Before Using Medical Cannabis for Your Pets

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A growing number of veterinarians believe cannabidiol (CBD) products can be effective in treating an array of ailments in dogs and cats, from anxiety to a lack of appetite—but federal and state laws make it nearly impossible for them to discuss it with pet owners.

That’s why Dr. Greg Richter, a veterinarian in California, and Dr. Rob Silver, a holistic vet and pet herbalist in Colorado, have working in home states and beyond to educate pet owners and legislators on the benefits of treating pets with cannabis. Silver has even published a book, Medical...

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