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Veterinarians in Nevada are the first in the country capable of officially treating animals with cannabinoids, including CBD. Beginning October 1, vets can recommend and administer cannabinoid and hemp products with a THC threshold of 0.3% or less in Nevada.
The American Veterinary Medical Association will not sanction veterinarians who administer cannabinoid products as it could have been done previously. Although CBD is commonly sold through veterinary channels in many states, there has always been a concern about penalties for veterinarians for administering it. At least in Nevada, those concerns no longer exist.
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Previously, veterinarians in the state of Nevada could face consequences for the use of CBD animal products that have not yet been approved by the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration allows doctors to prescribe CBD for human epilepsy, but the cannabinoid remains on the veterinarians’ no-fly list. Nevada lawmakers’ move is a step in the direction that all veterinarians can eventually prescribe CBD for epilepsy in dogs in a similar way that doctors do for humans. Nevada Assemblyman Steve Yeager hopes this could lead to increased use of veterinary cannabinoids in other states.
“I certainly hope that other states will follow Nevada’s lead and provide assurances to licensed veterinarians that they can administer CBD or discuss it with patients without fear of facing disciplinary proceedings,” Yeager said.
Like all aspects of the hemp and cannabinoid markets, the CBD for pets space is constantly growing with expected sales of $ 300 million to $ 500 million by 2025, according to analytics giant NielsonIQ.
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** This article was last updated on 9/18/2021 **