I don’t normally do medical articles on pets because I’d hate to give someone bad advice. The topic of using hemp oil on pets is something I’m very interested in these days because it’s the last resort for one of our cats. When traditional veterinary medicine fails, a natural product may be just what you need to comfort or cure a beloved pet.
This story takes place in Westerville, Ohio where the medical marijuana program is still weeks away. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy recently decided that all marijuana products, including hemp oil, must be sold from a licensed Medical Marijuana Control Dispensary. There’s a big debate going on over whether the oil is legal.
Despite stores who have offered hemp oil for years, Ohio doesn’t have much of a clue as to what hemp oil actually is.
In an interview with Ron Keller of Captivating Canines in Westville for WLWT5 News, Keller stated
“That is for the marijuana product. This is a hemp product. This has no THC. You won’t get high. It is certified organic. It is USDA approved. It is a good product.”
Keller’s business sells hemp-derived cannabidiol infused products where owners buy the oil to treat everything from arthritis to anxiety.
According to federal law, hemp oil is legal in Ohio (I’ve read it’s legal in all 50 states) Area vets have argued its still not sanctioned to use on pets.
Dr. Brian Taylor of Health Pets of Hilliard Rome is opposed to hemp oil use in pets and says his clinic staff are not legally allowed to discuss this or recommend this kind of product stating better treatments as the reason.
Keller admits he’s a leading supplier and advocate of hemp oil and his dog is a user.
It’s not clear when the state will approve dispensaries to sell the oil.
Have any of the readers here used the oil? Please leave any suggestions (including favorite brand) and what you treat your pet for with the oil.
Note: Hemp oil is normally pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant, which means it does not contain the same amount of cannabinoids found in medicinal cannabis oils which are extracted from the whole plant. … Cannabis with low levels of THC under 0.3% and high levels of C B D is commonly called Hemp or Industrial hemp.
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