The highs & lows of medical cannabis

Summary

Cannabinoid molecules are a hot topic as of late with enormous protentional per pre-clinical, in vitro and now in vivo studies, not only in laboratory animals but companion animal studies. The utility of these products, while for the most part is safe, still needs a lot of reach into their full mechanism of action and appropriate dosing. Pet owners are curious enough to try these products without discussion with veterinary staff- stressing the importance of our own education and hard reduction counseling. The safest and most useful molecule thus far studied has been cannabidiol (CBD). Together we will have an intimate conversation on the science behind this and other molecules of the hemp plant.


Key learning objectives:

1. Understanding the endocannabinoid system.

2. Understanding safety concerns

3. Understand which molecules can have psychotropic effects.

4. What to look for in a product