A big reason why people all over the world have been clamoring for marijuana legalization is its medical benefits. What others do not know about is that animals, such as dogs and cats, can also benefit from marijuana products, most especially cannabidiol (CBD) derivatives.
CBD’s benefits to pets have long been documented. Pet owners are relying on CBD products to treat animals with anxiety, arthritis, seizures, cancer and other ailments. Auntie Dolores launched Treatibles in 2013 which are hemp-flavored bone chewables.
However, dosage makes it tricky. CBD does not have the hallucinating effects of THC, but it is effective in anxiety and pain relief, which make it safe both for pets and human consumption.
CBD products are still illegal under Federal Laws but it all boils down to where CBD was derived from. Due to hemp and marijuana plant coming from a similar strain of plant, THC and CBD are often mixed with one another. Hemp-derived CBD does not contain hallucination components which makes it legal under the law but THC can be derived from both hemp and marijuana plant, their yield varies. Marijuana can give up to 30 percent THC while hemp can only yield 0.3 percent THC. In short, hemp-derived CBD and THC are allowed while marijuana-derived ones remain illegal.
The restrictions do not stop owners to try CBD products to treat their beloved pets. Doctors are also prohibited to make recommendations and prescriptions. All of these are expected to be changed soon when states have finally legalized marijuana and its derivatives. For pet groups and animal organizations in dire need of a boost, any form of help is welcome.
One of the leading CBD companies in the world, PotNetwork Holding, Inc. (OTCMKTS:POTN) via its subsidiary Diamond CBD, has been busy recently, reaching out to different organizations to help. Saving Sage Animal Rescue Foundation is one of the lucky recipients of the help. Founded in 2014, Saving Sage is a nonprofit animal rescue organization. With Diamond CBD as its new partner, Saving Sage is confident it can carry out its tasks and help animals better.
Saving Sage is run by volunteers and led by president and founding partner Regina Nicole Vlasek as well as vice president Kathy Bienek. One of the unique offerings of Saving Sage is providing microchip scanners so owners can find their lost pets and training for different police departments. With all these services, costs could add up and collaborations are very much welcomed for NGOs such as Saving Sage.
“Saving Sage is happy to announce that we are the new animal spokesperson for [Diamond CBD]. We are happy to endorse a product we so firmly believe in. We also now have the ability to help so many more animals in need! Thank you!” a statement from the animal organization reads.
Among the Diamond CBD’s best sellers are CBD oils for pets and its new line called Medipets. DCBD has Pet CBD Food For Medium Dogs – Bacon Flavor, Pet CBD Food for Cats and Medipets for small and large dogs. The benefits of CBD oils for pets include calming effect and improving their aggression disorders, self-trauma, cognitive problems, excessive vocalization, and urination/marking problems.
For those who want to try but wonder if it’s safe for their pet dogs and cats, Diamond CBD’s website features feeding instructions as well as the required weight of pets for equal dosage. All products of Diamond CBD are 100 percent natural, containing all organic natural flavoring, non-toxic CBD for pets. The company has been transparent about this and their other products are actually certified safe as shown by attached independent lab results to the company’s website.
The cannabis industry is booming with the projected market value expected to hit billions of dollars in the coming years. With the industry booming, humans in need of medical marijuana are not only the ones set to benefit from it, even our two-legged, furry friends especially those old and disabled pets with traumatic experiences will be relieved.