Michigan’s governor has signed legislation to allow veterinarians to talk with pet owner about giving cannabis to their animals for therapeutic use.
Michigan lawmakers approved the proposal in December and lets veterinarians “consult” with pet owners about the use of either marijuana or hemp products for their pets, the Oakland Press reported Friday.
Sales for CBD products for pets is seeing tremendous growth, according to market analytics giant Nielsen Global Connect. The growth comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – which oversees pet foods and drugs, as well as those for human consumption – has yet to authorize CBD for pets.
Nielsen surveyed 100 veterinarians in April and found that they have a greater awareness than physicians do about CBD.