AVMA releases CBD resource guide for veterinarians
This new comprehensive guide highlights the latest scientific learnings and regulatory information on cannabis-derived products in animals.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has released "Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine,” a comprehensive new guide that shares the latest research and regulatory updates on cannabis-related pet products, according to a press release from the association.
“Veterinarians face a wide variety of challenges and questions when it comes to cannabis and pets,” says AVMA President Douglas Kratt, DVM. “A clinician may need to treat a dog that has ingested marijuana intended for its owner's recreational use, or answer questions from clients about the legality, safety and effectiveness of cannabis-derived products marketed for use in companion animals.”
This 50-page guide, which will be updated regularly, includes:
- An overview of the endogenous endocannabinoid system
- A synopsis of manufacturing quality
- A review of efficacy and safety studies in animals
- Information about potential adverse effects (including toxicoses)
- A description of the current regulatory landscape
The guide also provides historical information about CBD use in the United States and breaks down key cannabis terminology.