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Do You Think Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalized for Dogs?


Offbeat  (tags: animals, pets, protection, dogs, cannabis )

Cher
- 669 days ago - dogster.com
Cannabis relieves pain and suffering in dogs, but most vets want nothing to do with it. What do you think?



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Barbara D. (79)
Monday February 25, 2013, 5:51 am
Oh get serious. Just legalize marijuana period!!
 

Ruth S. (298)
Monday February 25, 2013, 7:32 am
Oh, good lord!
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Monday February 25, 2013, 8:57 am
Pot should just be legal. But dogs don't smoke so it would have to be in treats for them.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 25, 2013, 12:43 pm
Yes, once it has been better researched.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 25, 2013, 12:52 pm
How rediculous. The dog may have a decrease in its pain but it cannot function as people do under the influence. So lets Gork the dog out of its head so that the human feels better for not acting in the best interest of the dog. If there are no other options and the dog is so painful that it cannot function and pot is given to stop the pain.... it still cannot function. Put the dog out of his misery and stop letting him suffer. Look at the dog in the picture, it is horrible. It is a vegetable stuck in its own shell, vegitating away.
 

michelle t. (41)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:03 pm
To legalise cannabas for canines would be a bad move.Definately no!
 

Leanne B. (28)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:51 pm
I think as with people some dogs can benefit.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Monday February 25, 2013, 3:11 pm
Why ask?
 

tasunka m. (338)
Monday February 25, 2013, 3:51 pm
Absolutely not until you see how the dog reacts.
My last dog had a brain tumor,it wasn't found by 7 different veterinarians..
the dog tried a piece of a joint that he found at a friend of mine's house...he went into a virtual coma,pissing everywhere,he couldn't control it...better be sure the dog is o.k. with it..I think it is on the no list for dogs...
for people is another story...legalize it already ,I concur
 

Birgit W. (152)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:36 pm
I have no idea.
 

marie c. (168)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:56 pm
It can damage people or move them on to an even worse addiction so no way would I let my dogs have anything to do with any kind of pot. It affects different people different ways making some giggling wrecks
Humans can make their own decisions but animals for me it would be abuse .
 

Winn Adams (205)
Monday February 25, 2013, 6:34 pm
What do the vets really think? If it helps then yes and if it's harmful of course not.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday February 25, 2013, 6:43 pm
I had to go and rescue someone's dog because they were stupid enough to get the dog high. The poor thing went into seizures, was throwing up, and almost slipped into a coma. I had to give the dog mouth to mouth and keep the owner away because she was absolutely losing it. We got the dog to a vet and after the vet had examined the dog, he would only release the dog to me and he told me I had saved the dog's life. I know that pot can help people tremendously with pain and nausea from medications as I myself was prescribed it by my doctor. But I think it needs to be thoroughly researched and tested before just wantonly administering it to a pet. I do think it could be beneficial in some cases. Just needs to be researched first. And as for people, yes, legalize it already! Thanks Cher
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Monday February 25, 2013, 6:45 pm
NO. Why not legalized LSD, Cocaine, Shrooms too? Why stop with a known brain killer and extend them to all?

A free for all for all animal life? I means dogs would smoke pot if they could wouldn't they(NOT)?
 

Nyack Clancy (453)
Monday February 25, 2013, 11:21 pm
Maybe- cats enjoy the benefits of catnip.

HOWEVER- it is a plant, a largely unregulated one and there is no guarantee on the quality of where it was grown, how it was grown, or by whom it was grown.

Our fresh vegetables these days are subject to salmonella- and crops are sprayed heavily with pesticides to maximize profits.

Don't forget tobacco did not start out as being harmful- its the added stuff they did to the crops, before and after harvesting.

And just as catnip varies with quality- so will pot. (or ANY plant)
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:53 am
As with any medicinal herb use in moderation....... Animals are not only many times smaller and or lighter in weight, but are undoubtably more super sensitive to everything..... A pinch of tumeric powder might well be tried as well mixed in with food as that is helpful for pain, tendon's and ligaments.
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:25 am
Only if it's safe
 

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:35 am
Laura M. dont they alredy test it on dogs?
 

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:38 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Xrcp6k8VE http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/question303.htm catnip
 

Sandi C. (217)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:38 am
would need to know more about it.
 

Dee C. (210)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:24 pm
Oh for Pete's sake now we want to give it to animals..
I sure as hell wouldn't..
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:30 pm
I really hadn't thought of pot being given to dogs in pain. I don't think I would use it for my dog or if even any vets where I live would consent to it.
 

Brian M. (202)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:46 pm
This medicine should be available to all beings who require it. It is a healing way for the body, mind, and the spirit. However, the public has to be educated to reject the old stereotypes associated with cannabis. It need not be smoked ever: cannabis can be a powerful tool for healing when ingested in foods or tinctures. Much misinformation is still prevalent regarding how cannabis can effect healing. THC, as most people know, is the primary constituent of cannabis that induces the "high," the alteration of consciousness. While many people enjoy this experience, there are others who find it quite uncomfortable. Also, there are times when it is not sensible to be altered...such as when working with heavy machinery. The good news is that it is NOT the THC that appears, according to the latest research, to be the primary agent of healing in cannabis. Another component, CBD, appears to be quite useful in fighting cancers, reducing blood pressure, alleviating depression, etc., etc. New strains of cannabis are being legally produced in medical-marijuana states that contain lower levels of THC and higher levels of CBD. Thus, people and pets can get their medicine without getting impaired.

While cannabis remains controversial for an ever dwindling percentage of the population, more and more people support its legalization for both responsible adult consumption whether for medical, recreational, or spiritual purposes. It's good medicine for those who quite simply can't respond to standard treatments. It's a good supplement in conjunction with standard treatments for those who need it. And, there quite simply isn't any sensible reason why we should deny our pets the same medical benefits from this plant.
 

marie c. (168)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:45 pm
For many unfortunate people there is no responsible way of taking it If you have an addictive personality you move on to harsher drugs.
Just leave the animals alone
Medicinal dope should be OK but human nature people will abuse
 

Dee C. (210)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:07 pm
Brian..I have no set stereotype when it comes to marijuana..old or new..And speaking as a cancer patient..I indeed did try it following many heavy sets of chemo..I have also undergone quite a few clinical trials..some specifically with THC..and then with CBD..
On all accounts..personally..and medically speaking..it did nothing good for me..There was no healing..no relief..and certainly no cure..

It is not a one size fits all..If it works for some fine..but for those it does not work for..I am so tired of hearing some say it is the cure all and everything magical drug..
They really do not know enough about it to truly say what it can or can't do..and more importantly for what perhaps the long term effects could be..

And now someone came up with the bright idea to give it to an animal..Sorry none of my furbabies would get it..

 

Dee C. (210)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:52 pm
Actually Diane..no I am not in any minority..I know of several people that it does not work for..

Are you implying that I care less for my pets because I wouldn't give them pot..You really need to learn how to respond to articles or threads without making it all so personal..
 

Dee C. (210)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:53 pm
Thanks for the article Cher..I seriously hope any pet owner would be very careful before jumping into something like this..

Noted..
 

Dee C. (210)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:48 pm
"Well, tell ya' what, Dee, most of us who care about what our animals endure when sick or injured want what will best make them comfortable."

"Here we go again, it seems. Dee, if THC didn't work for you, you definitely ARE in the minority of those who have used it for such purposes. You say you know "several people" so that makes you an authority on how many it HAS helped then? "

"YOU are against the use of THC, and that is clear. You posted an article previously where only you and two other members posted a thing negatve about it's use, and dozens, upon DOZENS of other members endorsed it. Each comment from another member was immediately refuted and argued with by YOU and some of the posts from those who argued with you were deleted............not because of any violations of Care2's C.O.C., but because they disagreed with you and openly. "

Those are your words..Your comments..Any one else can clearly see just how personal you got..And I never even addressed you here..I addressed Brian..You jumped right in to start with me..

You have serious issues..really serious..Now kindly stop using and trashing Cher's news story just to have a go at me..with whatever issues you have..


 

Dee C. (210)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:51 pm
My apologies to you Cher..What is it with these people that just can't shut up and stick to a story..without attacking others..
 

marie c. (168)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:36 am
I am with you all the way Dee wish I could send you another green star
I respect and enjoy your comments on all threads.
Yes the comments are heated but you are talking of the experiences of yourself and many others you must have met on your journey.
I find on all drug related threads people over react if they are very pro especially if they are on it .
 

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:16 am
ok so here is what I am thinking. treat dogs with it. if it is found out, that it cured a dog's heart problem, then we can think "yes, it can cure heart disese in humans to, we saved poochie with it, now we can save Uncle Charlie"

everybody wins!

so, then, if it is found anything from a cannibis plant is being used in animal testing, what is the problem? nothing.
 

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:17 am
we can use rick simpson phoneix tears on our critter friends too.
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 8:01 am
NO!!!!
 

Diane L. (110)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:36 am
Well, once again I will advocate for providing one's companion with whatever it takes to alleviate their pain and suffering. If one wants to give them steroids, Trazadole or narcotic pain meds, then do so. If you want to try more natural things, then also don't feel guilty by the criticism and fear-mongering of others who want to remain in The Dark Ages to prevent that approach. The day hopefully will come when THC will be prescribed by maintstream medcal professionals. It now is for "certain" issues for humans. Why not with dogs? Once upon a time, we laughed at acupuncture and herbal teas............we scoffed at anyone who said those things helped them.........said they were brainwashed or just THOUGHT they felt better. Now we know positively that acupuncture can help both humans and animals. Dandelion tea and white clover tea are now KNOWN to help insomnia, indigestion and many other things. Dandelions and clover are WEEDS. Marijuana is a weed. We are barely scratching the surface of what various plants can do for our maladies. Native Americans and ancient cultures in S.E. Asia have known of them for centuries.

Yes, Colleen, if one watches Rick Simpson's video on YOU TUBE, they might be a bit more enlightened. I know of, and my vet confirms, there are documented cases of dogs being given products containing THC which has done more to alleviate pain than anything he could prescribe, and without making "zombies" out of them.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 6:20 pm
interesting comments! thank you Cher, noted
 
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