The Michigan governor has signed a bill that permits veterinarians to consult with pet owners about the use of hemp-derived and marijuana products like CBD.
The legislation, which was approved by the Michigan governor – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was introduced last year by Rep. Gregory Markkanen (R).
This legislation states that:
Veterinarian may consult with an owner on the use of marihuana or industrial hemp on an animal of the owner.
A 2018 survey revealed that Veterinarians see themselves as having fair knowledge about cannabis to treat pets. They revealed that veterinary boards and professional associations do not offer enough guidance on the topic.
While a good number of veterinarians said they knew about marijuana and hemp therapeutics, just below 50% of them revealed that they felt comfortable discussing with clients concerning the issue.
In 2019, Hundreds of people admonished the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), during a comment period on the compound’s regulations.
Despite the fact that hemp and its derivatives have been legalized at the federal level, however, these products are still not marketable as dietary supplements of food items, which includes those specially designated for pets.
This lack of regulations has caused some issues in some circumstances, as pet cannabis products are still sold by businesses across the nation without federal oversight.