When your liver absorbs cannabinoids like CBD, they may support a system of receptors in your body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS has receptors in your brain, lungs, spine, pancreas, spleen, colon, immune system, liver, and more. CBD edibles may help you maintain your ECS’s best performance. Your ECS plays a part in many bodily functions, but one of the most important is homeostasis, a balanced equilibrium in your body’s systems crucial for optimal health, and an overall sense of well-being.
But herein lies a problem. The research needed to determine the correct dosage for CBD oil in dogs simply hasn’t been done yet, Coates says. And, to make matters worse, FDA testing has shown that many CBD products contain little if any CBD, she adds. The best option available to pet parents at this time is to talk to a veterinarian who has experience with pets being treated with cannabis oil about proper dosage and reputable manufacturers, Coates says.
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Life-threatening risks for dogs from medical cannabis are “exceedingly rare,” Richter says, adding that toxicity more often occurs when a pet has eaten a product that contains chocolate, coffee, or raisins. “Even if the THC toxicity is not excessive, they can sometimes have problems due to these other ingredients.” That said, ingestion of large amounts of marijuana has been fatal in a number of dogs, so preventing overdoses with medical cannabis is still extremely important, warns Dr. Jennifer Coates, a veterinary advisor with petMD.
We’ve already looked at some of the research behind CBD’s anti-inflammatory benefits — but its role in preventing inflammation may go well beyond treating pain. Scientists have known for a long time that chronic inflammation is related to the development of cancer, and multiple studies have linked taking anti-inflammatory drugs to a significant decrease in cancer development. CBD fills this role without the possible side effects of NSAIDs like Naproxen or Ibuprofen.
The law on hemp-based products in the United States has evolved a lot in recent years. The federal farm bill of 2014 permitted the sale of hemp products, providing that the psychoactive content of these products (i.e. the amount of THC) was below 0.3 percent. That’s why you so often see references to products being either “THC-free” or containing less than 0.3 percent.