Medicinal Marijuana for Montana Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets


Why are humans receiving all of the benefits of medical marijuana? What if your pet suffers from seizures, chronic pain, inflammation, arthritis, or just plain old age? Shouldn’t they have access to safer and more natural ways of relieving their symptoms? Well, in the near future, it is all but certain they will. There is a growing movement among concerned pet owners to make medicinal cannabis accessible for dogs, cats, and other pets who are ailing and not able to cope with, or have experienced too many negative side effects from, prescription drugs that most veterinarians recommend.

Studies have conclusively shown that cannabis has powerful healing properties for humans. These same healing properties can also be transferred and infused into dog and cat treats that might be able to help your pet with their health issues when nothing else can. One company, Canna-Companion, has acted on this naturally derived medicine and is leading the way in cannabis infused pet treats. Canna-Companion is one of the largest suppliers of CBD treats for dogs and cats. They scientifically extract the medicinal properties of the plant, and utilize sativa strains, to administer the medicine to animals without the ‘high’ effects that ingesting the plant wholly would cause.

Canna-Companion uses Phytocannabinoids, Terpenes, and Flavonoids mixed with Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, and Vitamin B6. With a high ratio of CBD and a low ratio of THC, the medicine created by Canna-Companion provides the right balance to ensure your pet does not experience the euphoric feelings of THC while still providing the amount of marijuana compounds to produce beneficial and healing results.

Possible Health Benefits for Dogs/Cats:

-Severe Arthritis
-Pain Management
-Canine Glaucoma

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and PETA cannot endorse medicinal cannabis for pets because there hasn’t been enough research conducted for this niche. One of the reasons there hasn’t been much research is due to the fact that marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I Drug, in the same category as heroin, meth and crack.

Here in Montana we are experiencing a dilemma that has the potential to leave thousands of sick Montanans without medicine. Fortunately there are other states like Colorado, Washington, and Oregon that are more progressive and understanding in regards to safe, responsible, medicinal use of cannabis.

We need to spread the word to vote YES on I-182 in November. The medicinal marijuana program in Montana will be cut down at the end of August and we need to make sure we stick together and get to the ballots to set responsible regulations for safe access to medicinal marijuana in Montana.