For more info on the side effects of CBD, check out my safety page here.
Hemp-based CBD products are 100% legal in many parts of the world.
And while these products can be great for humans, I don’t recommend using them with your pets.
The Effects of THC on Dogs
When we consume cannabis, the THC from the plant activates our body’s Endocannabinoid System by fitting into cannabinoid receptors spread throughout the brain and body.
There is a growing trend of “microdosing” THC among humans which shows us that small, controlled doses of the compound can deliver benefits without producing a “high.”
In extreme cases, THC can also cause seizures/tremors or induce a coma.
Read on for more information about THC, how it impacts dogs, and why it’s always better to opt for non-psychoactive CBD products instead.
Nine received cannabinoids (CBD) – compounds found in cannabis — and THC while seven were given placebos.
As for Ms Stevens, she's open-minded about cannabis treatments.
Studies show early positive signs
"It really gave us a lot of hope that CBD might be a promising anti-convulsive for companion animals," Dr McGrath said.
ABC News: Maren Preuss
The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial tested the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the psychoactive compound in cannabis — and CBD on the mood, pain and lameness of the dogs over eight weeks.
It’s very easy to use THC oil. Usually, this oil will come in a bottle with a dropper you can use to measure the doses out with. This way, it can make it a bit easier to ensure you don’t overuse it.
Dr. Ivana Vukasinovic
Do Dogs Have Cannabinoid Receptors?
One side effect of CBD oil is drowsiness. This is because CBD oil works to calm the body which can make your dog feel a bit tired and drowsy. Because of this, they might have trouble walking or seeing things.
To use this cannabis oil for dogs, simply squeeze the dropper so oil goes in it and then add the required amount to your dog’s food or mix it into a special treat for them.
You can find many cannabis products online that are legal to buy. While they might not have strong doses, you can still find plenty of good products you can give your dog. However, keep in mind that sometimes online the products might be a little diluted so you might not get the full dose and benefits that you’re hoping for.