Dr. Gary Richter featured in the following rover.com article.
Medical Marijuana and CBD for Dogs: Everything You Need to Know
Though gaining in popularity and even available (as hemp oil) via major retailers, medical marijuana for dogs and CBD products for pets are a source of confusion. We dug into questions about legal issues, safety, research, and the state of the industry, talking to experts across the spectrum, to get the full scoop. Here’s what we discovered.
Gary Richter has been a veterinarian for 20 years and practices integrative animal medicine in Oakland, CA. He’s also the author of “The Ultimate Pet Health Guide.” Dr. Richter explains the difference between CBD and THC, some common misconceptions around marijuana and pets, and why it’s important to talk to your vet before giving your pet any cannabis products…
To use and/or advise clients about the use of cannabis as medicine, veterinarians must understand how the endocannabinoid system functions and how compounds in cannabis (phytocannabinoids) exert physiologic effects through accessing endogenous pathways. This article serves as an introduction to those topics.