Cannabis Toxicity and Pets

"Research is just now beginning on the use of marijuana in animals. There is considerable interest, but it will be some time before answers will be available. As with any veterinary drug we would support a cautious approach to ensure safety and efficacy through the application of sound science. In line with that it is essential that risk to patients from accidental ingestion of medication be mitigated. We are aware, however, of Canadian companies who have an interest in developing oral veterinary products, especially for use in companion animals.  We acknowledge that that we are in the midst of rapid change in this area and will consider developing a position as we move forward.”  (Current CVMA blanket response)