Updated: Aug 6, 2021
Synonym(s): Hemp, Hashish, Ganja, Mary Jane, Pot, Grass, CBD, THC, Weed, Marihuana
Marijuana comes from the plant Cannabis sativa or marijuana from another member of the Cannabis family, Cannabis indica. The cannabis plant contains over 60 chemicals called cannabinoids, the main types being cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBDs are therapeutic cannabinoids, while THC is the cannabinoid that causes highness.
Marijuana Vs Hemp
Marijuana’s THC content is usually between 10 and 15 per cent, but hemp must have a THC content of 0.3 per cent or less. At this level, cannabis has no intoxicating effect, for people or dogs. Hemp is higher in CBD, the substance that provides therapeutic effects.
How do cannabinoids work?
The cannabis plant contains a variety of different chemicals that include:-
Mammals, including humans, have specific cannabinoid receptor sites that are primarily in the brain and central nervous system, and in peripheral organs, especially immune cells making up what is called the endocannabinoid system.
What are the benefits of cannabis in dogs?
Cannabinoids can help with both chronic and acute diseases. Some of the conditions include:-
Improved immune systems,
Type 1 diabetes,
Sprains and strains,
Post-operatively to reduce swelling, pain and stiffness,
Dogs on conventional drugs for any of the above conditions, cannabis enables lower doses of the drugs to be used to achieve therapeutic effects minimizing side effects of conventional medicines. Excessive ingestion of cannabis can lead to poisoning.
Hemp or CBD oil.
CPD pet biscuits and treats.
CBD topical creams and ointments.
CBD 300 mg capsules.
CBD bath bombs.
CBD chocolate bars.