Yeast Could Help Fill Demand for Cannabinoid Compounds

In the recent Farm Journal series on cannabis in U.S. Agriculture, editors reported that cannabinoids, particularly cannabidiol (CBD), but also its psychoactive cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and others, could have applications in large-animal veterinary medicine. CBD products already see wide use in treating a range of conditions in companion animals and in humans, and ongoing research continues to build evidence supporting their safety and efficacy. 

Cannabinoids could, potentially, reduce stress, improve fertility, boost feed intake and treat some chronic conditions in cattle and hogs, but commercial applications face two major barriers. 

One of these is the long-term financial investment required to demonstrate safety more at


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