CBD is a big thing right now, in fact, recreational and medical marijuana is a big thing, and it’s going to continue to get bigger. But how can you be assured that you are getting good product. The only real way to know is to grow your own, and that’s why we do what we do (assist with people acquiring their license to grow medical marijuana legally), because it’s the only true way to know what’s in your cannabis. Grow your own!
Companies are unleashing hundreds of CBD products, and many of them are geared towards pets, which is great, but there’s one problem.
“You’d be astounded by the analysis we’ve seen of products on the shelf with virtually no CBD in them,” said Cornell University veterinary researcher Joseph Wakshlag, who studies therapeutic uses for the compound. “Or products with 2 milligrams per milliliter, when an effective concentration would be between 25 and 75 milligrams per milliliter. There are plenty of folks looking to make a dollar rather than produce anything that’s really beneficial.” (source)
Again, this doesn’t mean that CBD isn’t effective for pets.
According to Gary Richter, a veterinarian in Oakland, California, It has “a lot of beneficial medical properties” for dogs. He said that he’s seen animals that have fewer seizures,” as well as improvements mitigating separation anxiety, aches and pains and gastrointestinal problems like vomiting and diarrhea.”
Stephen Cital, a veterinary technician who advises the CBD company Phyto Animal Health, says that more of the compounds found in cannabis will be incorporated into animal treatment with all of the legalization going around. He he told the Guardian that cannabis has been tested on 24 species, including birds, reptiles and invertebrates.
According to him:
“As with every pharmaceutical, people should be very careful about what they’re giving their pets,” Richter said. CBD dog treats can be purchased in some pet stores and online but there’s “no oversight of the quality of these products”.
That’s an important point to keep in mind, in fact, not long ago, a gentleman by the name of Jeffrey Raber, PhD, CEO of The Werc Shop in California state gathered a team and actually tested 57 different cannabis concentrate samples. The results were disturbing to say the least. The study by Werc, found that more than 80 percent of the cannabis samples were contaminated, with several strains containing unsafe levels of solvent and pesticide residues. Residual amounts of isopentane, a solvent used to concentrate cannabis, were detected in 30 percent of the solvent-based “dabs,” while others contained traces of butane, heptane, hexane, isobutene, isopropyl alcohol, neopentane, pentane or propane.
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