Medical Marijuana is Not Ideal for Pets, but Hemp is Safe, Legal and Effective

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Hemp can offer the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without the psychotropic effects of THC, according to two DVMs and an entrepreneur from MIT, founders of Canna-Pet™ Supplements, who provide their blueprint for pet health using phytocannabinoids and terpenes in a new white paper available on their website.

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We are revealing the blueprint for a powerful, natural remedy containing dozens of compounds which individually have demonstrated great therapeutic potential. When working synergistically they have profound health benefits for pets.

Doctors Greg Copas and Sarah Brandon, the veterinarians who have developed Canna-Pet™ supplements in conjunction with MIT-educated entrepreneur Dan Goldfarb, want the public to know about a new type of "medical cannabis" - one made from legal hemp.

Unlike the medical cannabis available with a prescription at dispensaries, which has high levels of THC and produces undesirable psychoactive effects in animals, hemp is not psychoactive because it has almost zero THC. In place of THC, hemp contains higher levels of other therapeutic phytocannabinoids and terpenes.

They have released a white paper on this topic, which can be viewed at

According to Dr. Copas, “We do not advocate the administration of marijuana, by any route, to animals in order to produce medical benefit or to produce any psychotropic effect. There is far too much Δ9-THC in commercially available cannabis, and it is not appropriate for animal consumption.

Rather, we are advocating the administration and continued research into the non-psychotropic phytocannabinoids and terpenes, which are found in hemp, for the purposes of adjunctive and palliative therapy in companion animals and equine species.

The pharmacologic problem of eliminating the undesirable psychotropic effects while maximizing the specific medical benefits of these compounds is solved by limiting Δ9-THC concentration to below 0.3%, which renders them non-psychoactive.”

Dr. Brandon adds, “When used in conjunction with traditional therapies, phytocannabinoids often allow for much lower dosing of drugs that have potential negative side effects. We find this especially true of pain and anti-flammatory medications. Phytocannabinoids and terpenes augment other medications and allow for a more balanced, multimodal approach to caring for your pet.”

Dan Goldfarb concludes, “We are revealing the blueprint for a powerful, natural remedy containing dozens of compounds which individually have demonstrated great therapeutic potential. When working synergistically they have profound health benefits for pets. Reports of the medicinal efficacy of cannabis can be traced back as far as 2700 BC, and we believe that ancient cannabis would most closely fit the phytocannabinoid profile of modern hemp.“

The developers are available to work with veterinary professionals to relay the knowledge gained through six years of treating animals using phytocannabinoid and terpene supplementation.

They are also available to work directly with anyone who wishes to treat their pets with phytocannabinoids and terpenes, and have released Canna-Pet™ supplements to address that demand.

For more information on phytocannabinoids and terpenes, please visit

About Canna-Pet™ Supplements

Canna-Pet™ is the culmination of nearly two decades of investigation and experimentation in botany, phytochemistry, biology, pharmacology and medicine, and relies upon: the Cannabis sativa strain characteristics and genetics; the ability to refine plant compounds in a non-destructive manner; the endocannabinoid system inherent in mammalian biology; and the manipulation of physiologic and pathophysiologic processes through administration of medicines.

Canna-Pet™ products are made from 100% organic hemp, and only contain hemp, in vegetarian gel caplets.

From dosage calculations to preparing each caplet, DVMs handle everything for quality control.

There are no side effects or medical conflicts with Canna-Pet™, it is completely safe for any pet, regardless of their medical condition or their current medications.

All Canna-Pet™ products are completely legal, and are available over the counter.

Liquid formulation for equines now in trials, please contact us if you are interested in participating.

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FDA Disclosure: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products and statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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