What’s going on stoners? Today at Holyoke Cannabis we’d like to highlight the effect our relationship with cannabis can have on our pets!

Cannabis & Pets

by Jordan Baldwin

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With cannabis consumption on the rise, stoners and animal lovers are wondering; “What exactly are the effects of cannabis on my pet?” With little peer-reviewed research on cannabis (let alone the effects on animals) many parents are left in the dark about the possible risks and benefits of the plant. So what do we know?


According to a new study published in the journal PLOS One, cannabis edibles are the likely contributor to an increase in animals consuming THC. Since edibles are infused into normal everyday foods, animals and especially dogs that can’t tell the difference can end up eating too much and getting sick. Differentiating between sickness induced by food or by THC has proved difficult however. Many edibles are infused with chocolate making it hard for veterinarians to tell if the sickness is the result of the dog ingesting THC, chocolate, or a combination of both. It’s why vets recommend owners keep their cannabis edibles out of the reach of pets such as dogs.

That being said, many individuals have had luck with smaller doses of THC for their pets for a wide range of issues. It is always recommended to speak with a professional and do at-home research before attempting anything at home.



CBD on the other hand seems to have potential benefits with animals suffering from certain debilitating illnesses. Some users state this cannabinoid has shown to be useful in the reduction of seizures in humans. New controlled studies have shown CBD to have positive impacts treating epilepsy in dogs as well. Other studies show CBD having a positive impact on pain management, and in the treatment of conditions such as osteoarthritis in pets. However these studies are very limited, and most evidence regarding therapeutic treatment for animals has been anecdotal.

Ultimately more research needs to be done before any owner decides on medicating their loved one. The best thing you can do as a parent is be responsible with your cannabis consumption. Talk to your vet before trying any homeopathic treatments, and keep your edibles far away from where your precious pets can reach them.

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Due to the previously mentioned influx of cannabis users joining the recreational market, one major goal of Holyoke Cannabis is to properly educate and inform for both its Budtenders and Customers. Holyoke Cannabis provides an extensive product guide that details/describes all major forms of cannabis intake from yummy edibles to old school buds and everything in between. If you are more of a person-to-person learner, the Holyoke Cannabis staff is more than happy to answer all questions in a warm and friendly environment.

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Access to transportation whether it be long distances, or one town over can be a great concern for customers who wish to partake in cannabis product safely. Holyoke Cannabis and the 380 Dwight St. plaza is located only a short distance from both a train station and local bus stop and is available to all.

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