A Review of Medical Cannabis

Although medical cannabis use has grown in popularity in both human and veterinary medicine, reservations remain among veterinarians about using it in pets. “Veterinary medicine tends to be very conservative,” said Stephen Cital, RVT, SRA, RLAT, VCCS, VTS-LAM (Res Anesthesia), at the 2018 ChicagoLand Veterinary Conference in May.

Despite this conservatism, he cautioned that “one of the worst things we can continue to do is talk or joke about animals getting high when we’re talking about cannabis products and using them as a form of medicine or supplementation.” Mr. Cital, who works at Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists (SVVS)

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