New Michigan law lets veterinarians discuss CBD options with pet owners

Michigan’s governor has signed legislation to allow veterinarians to talk with pet owner about giving cannabis to their animals for therapeutic use.

Michigan lawmakers approved the proposal in December and lets veterinarians “consult” with pet owners about the use of either marijuana or hemp products for their pets, the Oakland Press reported Friday.

Sales for CBD products for pets is seeing tremendous growth, according to market analytics giant Nielsen Global Connect. The growth comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – which oversees pet foods and drugs, as well as those for human consumption – has yet to authorize CBD for pets.

Nielsen surveyed 100 veterinarians in April and found that they have a greater awareness than physicians do about CBD.

2 comments on “New Michigan law lets veterinarians discuss CBD options with pet owners
  1. Richard Jones on

    “Nielsen surveyed 100 veterinarians in April and found that they have a greater awareness than physicians do about CBD.” Out of 120,000 in the US?????? Hardly a representative sample.

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  2. Luka on

    That’s great! I already used CBD for my cat’s epilepsy and the vet that I know uses CBD for her highly arthritic dog – both cases were/are very successful. She also recommends CBD (although illegally) for her patients if she knows that CBD will work better and have fewer side effects than conventional medicine (which was awful with epilepsy).
    I hope that the whole world follows the steps the US are taking.

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