Gary Richter Is Aveterinarian From Oakland.>> Pain Control, Anti-inflammatory Gastrointestinal, Upset, Stress And Anxiety, Allthe Same Things That People Takemedical Cannabis For, Pets Canalso Benefit.kevin: But Richter And All Othervets In California Are Forbiddenfrom Prescribing Cannabis.they Aren’t Even Supposed Tobring Up Cannabis With Petowners And If Owners Ask He Sahe Has To Be Careful How Toanswer.>> It’s A Bit Of A Trickysituation From A Legalstandpoint.i Think It’s Inarguable Themedical Benefits That Are Outthere.i Mean The Medical Literature Is, Extensive.but There Really Is No Legalmechanism By Whichveterinarian Can Can Quoteprescribe Or Recommend Medicalcannabis For Pets.

Updated: 9:13 AM PST Feb 14, 2017 Hide Transcript Show Transcript Pot for your pets: Is it legal and does it help? HIS SEIZURES HAVE GOTTEN A LOTBETTER.HE DOES NOT LOSE BLADDER CONTROLAS MUCH.I WOULDN’T, HIS SEIZURES HAVEN’TGONE AWAY, BUT HIS PERSONALITY, IT IS NIGHT AND DAY.KEVIN: THEDR. GARY RICHTER IS AVETERINARIAN FROM OAKLAND.>> PAIN CONTROL, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY GASTROINTESTINAL, UPSET, STRESS AND ANXIETY, ALLTHE SAME THINGS THAT PEOPLE TAKEMEDICAL CANNABIS FOR, PETS CANALSO BENEFIT.KEVIN: BUT RICHTER AND ALL OTHERVETS IN CALIFORNIA ARE FORBIDDENFROM PRESCRIBING CANNABIS.THEY AREN’T EVEN SUPPOSED TOBRING UP CANNABIS WITH PETOWNERS AND IF OWNERS ASK HE SAHE HAS TO BE CAREFUL HOW TOANSWER.>> IT’S A BIT OF A TRICKYSITUATION FROM A LEGALSTANDPOINT.I THINK IT’S INARGUABLE THEMEDICAL BENEFITS THAT ARE OUTTHERE.I MEAN THE MEDICAL LITERATURE IS, EXTENSIVE.BUT THERE REALLY IS NO LEGALMECHANISM BY WHICHVETERINARIAN CAN CAN QUOTE”PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND” MEDICALCANNABIS FOR PETS. KEVIN: WHILE CALIFORNIANS VOTEDTO MAKE RECREATIONAL USE LEGAL,THE VETERINARAIAN MEDICAL BOARDWARNED ANIMAL DOCTORSVETERINARIANS ARE IN VIOLATIONOF CALIFORNIA LAW IF THEY AREINCORPORATING CANNABIS INTOTHEIR PRACTICES.THE BOARD SAYS THAT’S BECAUSE, UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IT’S STILLILLEGAL TO POSSESS OR DISTRIBUTETHE DRUG.AND, BECAUSE THE FOOD AND DRUGADMININSTRATION HAS NOT APPROVEDTHE PRODUCTS FOR TREATMENT ORPREVENTION OF ANY DISESASES.AT U.C. DAVIS, THE TOPVETERINARY SCHOOL IN THE WORLD,DR. KARL GANDREY SAYS PETS ARE– THERE IS NOT ANY SCIENTIFICRESEARCH TO KNOW EXACTLY HOWCANNABANOIDS AFFECT PETS.>> THEY PROBABLY WILL HELP ALITTLE BIT, BUT WE DON’T EVENKNOW THAT, BECAUSE I WORRY THATWE MIGHT BE SPENDING MONEY FORAN INDICATION AND A TREATMENTTHAT ACTUALLY IS NOT PROVEN.BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY DON’T KNOWYET IF THE VETERINARY PRODUCTSOR THE EDIBLE PRODUCTS AREACTUALLY GOING TO DO THE JOBTHAT THEY CLAIM TO DO.KEVIN: DR. GANDREY BELIEVES THEPRODUCTS ARE SAFE BASED ONANECDOTAL STORIES, BUT HE SAIDTHE ITEMS HAVE TO GO THROUGHSTRICT CLINICAL TRIALS BEFORETHE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY SIGNSOFF ON THEM.>> THEY’RE GOING TO BE MOSTLYPURCHASED AND USED WITH PASSIONAND HOPE AS OPPOSED TO WITHSCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE KEVIN: ALL OF THIS HAS LEFT PETOWNERS IN A QUANDARY.>> IF THE VETERINARY COMMUNITYIS NOT GOING TO BE THE ONE TO BETO TALK TO THESE PEOPLE ABOUT ITWHO IS?,KEVIN: STAFF MEMBERS ATMARIJUANA DISPENSARIES HAVE BEENTELLING THEIR CLIENTS FOR YEARSWHAT THEY THINK WORKS BEST FORANIMALS LONG BEFORE PET PRODUCTSWERE INTRODUCED.RICHTER SAYS THE BOARD’S http://www.michiganmedicalmarijuana.biz POLICYIS FORCING PET OWNERS TO GETTHEIR INFORMATION FROM THEDISPENSARY RATHER THAN THEDOCTORS.>> MANY OF THESE PRODUCTS THATARE MADE FOR PEOPLE THEY AREVERY, VERY POTENT THEY’RE HIGHLYCONCENTRATED, AND THEY’RE NOTALWAYS ADEQUATELY LABELED TO THEEXTENT TO WHERE ONE COULD FIGUREOUT AN APPROPRIATE DOSAGE FOR ANANIMAL AS SMALL AS A DOG OR ACAT, AND I HAVE SEEN AS ASRECENTLY AS JUST THIS PAST WEEK.KEVIN: DESPITE THE VET BOARD’SWARNINGS, MORE PRODUCTS AREENTERING THE MARKETLACE ANDDISPENSARY MANAGERS SAY IT’SHARD TO KEEP THEIR SHELVESSTOCKED.>> NOBODY TOLD US ABOUT IT.KEVIN: CHRISTINE AND CHELSEASAID THEY TOOK A CHANCE.>> WE SPENT HUNDREDOF DOLLARSFOR SOMETHING THAT DID NOT WORK,AND WE GOT A CHEAP CBD BOTTLEAND THAT WORKS GREAT.I WISH WE COULD GIVE IT TO HIMTWICE A DAY, OF BUT IT IS JUSTEXPENSIVE. Loading more articles…

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