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Legal Pot for Pets- What You Need to Know

Using marijuana for medicinal purposes has gained a lot of steam over the last two decades. In recent years many people have even turned to treating their animals with marijuana for various medical conditions. While this has been shown in case studies to be helpful, if you live in an area where you cannot buy marijuana then it may seem like this will never be an option to you. This is why many pet owners are turning to legal pot for their dog food.

How is This Legal?

There are a couple things to keep in mind here. These plants are not made of marijuana but rather hemp. Industrial hemp is grown for the fibers rather than the blossoms which is what is smoked. This is higher is cannabidiol (CBD) and very low in THC which is what makes it legal.

I know you are saying, “But wait! Isn’t THC what you want?” The truth is that THC is the psychoactive agent in marijuana that makes people high. This has no real medical benefits– aside from maybe relaxation. Rather the CBD is what produces the medical benefits and this is why most medical marijuana strains are engineered to provide more CBD and less THC.

\"dog_owners\"Where You Can Buy Hemp Oil

There are many places where you can buy this. You may be able to find it a specialty shop near you. If not, there are plenty of options online. Even just putting hemp oil into a search on Amazon will give you tons of different results for products you can use with your pet’s dog food. There are even products made specifically for pets. For example, Canna-Pet is a product that comes in treats for your dog so you do not have to put it over their dog food.


Buying Legal Pot for Dog Food- What to Consider

There are a few things you will want to keep in mind if you plan to buy hemp oil products for your dog:

  • Know the concentration. Even though hemp oil has more CBD in it than THC it is still a significantly lower concentration than what marijuana offers.
  • Talk with your vet about dosing to ensure you are giving the correct amount. Generally you will give them a smaller amount and then slower work up to a higher amount until you achieve the desired results. However, you want to be sure that you are not overdosing your pet
  • Only buy from reputable companies to ensure that you get a high quality product and that it actually contains the concentration of CBD you want.
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