As the debate over medical marijuana rages on across the country, another side of the conversation is emerging: medical marijuana products for pets.
Canna Companion, a company based out of Washington state, manufactures a pill for pets that contains hemp extracts that produce some of the medical benefits of marijuana without the high. Veterinarian Sarah Brandon co-founded the company and said the product helps with a wide array of pet problems.
“Anxiety, it helps a lot there. Joint discomfort, neurological conditions, things like that,” Brandon told WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. The company’s website also boasts benefits like improving gastrointestinal tract health and boosting immune systems.
The product is classified as an animal health product and is legal to possess and sell in all 50 states. The company’s sales have skyrocketed in the past few years, jumping from $100,000 in 2014 up to $1.1 million in 2016.
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