Time to Enact Equal Access

Time to Enact  Equal Access

Understanding the evolution of cannabinoids helps veterinarians appreciate the unique role cannabis can play in the medical treatment of dogs. It also suggests some other, more controversial possibilities.   Written by Diana Trimble   It’s generally accepted by biologists, if hotly contested by creationists, that five hundred million years ago or so, the Sea Squirt arrived on the evolutionary scene. As its somewhat rude common name would suggest, this wasn’t exactly the most sensational of…

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A New World of Old Medicine

A New World of Old Medicine

Veterinary medicine is currently at a crossroads with cannabis. Used since ancient Greek and Roman times as medicine for horses and cattle, now classified only as a toxin, a few voices are asking why we know so little about the beneficial effects of cannabis on animals. Our knowledge has expanded exponentially since the passage of medical cannabis laws around the nation. Attitudes toward cannabis have crossed a threshold toward greater acceptance as more and more…

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