Potted Pets… Medical Marijuana Debate

Dr. Bernadine Cruz  on Pet Life Radio

A conundrum rages in medicine…is natural safer than manmade medications?  Does natural equal less side effects and toxicity? Should non-licensed persons be able to make recommendations on the use of such products?   This controversy is especially smoky when the topic of medical marijuana for people and pets is undertaken.

With 26 states and the District of Columbia having legalized the use of Cannabis sativa and now 7 states and the District of Columbia decriminalizing recreational pot use, more and more people are reporting the health benefits in people and pets.

Is pot appropriate for your pet?  Why isn’t your veterinarian recommending it or even talking to you about its use? Dr. Ken Pawlowski, the 2016-2017 California Veterinary Medical Association’s President is my guest today.  We are going to discuss if you should consider using this ancient botanical for your pet.