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Since its legalization, cannabis poses many challenges in many settings including veterinary medicine and animal health. Two of the most complex challenges for veterinarians are: educating users about the effects of cannabis for recreational purposes on their animals; and the development of safe cannabis products for animals. Indeed, the production and safety of cannabis for animal health purposes must be of superior quality. In addition, the most worrying component of cannabis is unquestionably THC, a substance that, when highly concentrated, can be harmful to animals. 

Tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) is a cannabinoid and one of many cannabis compounds. Its unique psychotropic properties are often sought by users. In humans, the effects of THC dissipate after a few hours.  (Read More)