Cannabis for Treating Pain in Pets

Veterinarians often prescribe tramadol for pain and a prognosis of a few months to live when pets develop cancerous tumours that eventually metastasize to other organs. But more pet owners are complaining that tramadol keeps their pets asleep and lethargic all the time. Such was the case with Miles, Denise’s 12-year-old Labrador Retriever-mix, who had a splenic tumour that metastasized to his liver and lungs. Denise did not like the tramadol effect created in Miles. That was until a friend of Denise’s suggested she try a marijuana tincture sold as a pet medicine from a medical marijuana dispensary. Mile’s appetite returned and within an hour after being given the tincture, he stopped vomiting and Denise believes this is not a coincidence. She also believes that if Miles were on tramadol, instead of running on the beach and being himself that he is now doing, he would be sleeping in bed, not eating or possibly dead. Oregon Bud Company Recreational Marijuana Dispensary 122nd – Portland-Cannabis Delivery¬†offers excellent info on this.

The justification Denis switched to when she felt hesitant about giving Miles an unapproved medication was that Miles had terminal cancer and would die prematurely. She further argued by saying that people do not overdose on marijuana and are used to treat cancer and cancer pain and nausea in humans. Had tramadol worked, Denise would never have considered giving Miles marijuana, and now she is a “true believer” in the therapeutic effects of marijuana and will recommend it to others who have pets that would benefit from certain foods. For your pet, it’s a question of a better quality of life, not getting your pet high.

Since 1996, when a referendum, approved in California, permitted legal personal cultivation, possession and use of marijuana for patients with a doctor’s recommendation, the federal ban on medical marijuana has been a battle of contention. Since then, with Colorado and Washington State legalising marijuana for commercial use in 2012, 19 states and the District of Columbia have passed similar laws. However the federal government isn’t on the same page. The use of marijuana in all forms is prohibited by federal law and breaking that law causes one to face serious legal consequences. The states where medicinal marijuana is legal are included in this. But the public opinion is shifting, showing that 52 percent of Americans support legalising marijuana for the first time in 40 years, while 77 percent say that marijuana has legitimate medicinal uses. Bear in mind that the Administration of Food and Drugs maintains that marijuana is not safe or effective for the treatment of any human or animal condition. Marijuana has been listed as a schedule I drug since 1970, meaning that the federal Controlled Substances Act believes that marijuana does not have actual appropriate medicinal use and has a high potential for abuse such as heroin, LSD, and ecstasy, which are all schedule I drugs, while cocaine, methamphetamine, and morphine are schedule II drugs.