Dr. Gary Richter featured in the following Innovative Veterinary Care article.
The ‘Other’ Cannabinoid.
Does THC have a role in veterinary medicine?
By Karen Gellman, DVM, PhD
While CBD products for both humans and animals have already taken over your local farmer’s market, coffee shop and feed store, the “other” cannabinoid, THC (trans-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol), is another can of worms altogether. Many federal, state and local cannabis regulations conflict with each other and are in flux, so if you are confused, join the club! Here are the big questions most vets are wondering about:
- Does THC have useful indications in veterinary medicine?
- Is it safe for pets?
- Is it legal for veterinarians to recommend or dispense THC-containing products?
This article will help provide answers to these questions.