CBD in Dogs: What You Need to Know

By Erica Tramuta-Drobnis, Health News on August 4, 2023

What is CBD?
The genus Cannabis refers to a group of plants in the hemp family (Cannabaceae). There are 100s of different chemicals within these plants, and 80-100 are classified as cannabinoids.

Of all cannabinoids, we are most familiar with CBD and THC compounds. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabis compound that may provide benefits without the “high” or toxicity seen with THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). Cannabis products are categorized as marijuana if their dry weight THC concentrations exceed 0.3%, a Schedule I controlled substance, whereas concentrations of 0.3% or less are classified as hemp.

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