Pets are the hot new cannabis customer as owners use CBD to ease pain and thunderstorm anxiety | CNBC

Pets are the hot new cannabis customer as owners use CBD to ease pain and thunderstorm anxiety   |   CNBC

KEY POINTS

  • More people are giving their pets CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabis compound.

  • There’s scant data proving CBD helps, yet some people swear by it.

  • CBD pet products could balloon to a $1.16 billion industry in the U.S. by 2022, the Brightfield Group estimates.

Some of the CBD industry’s biggest consumers aren’t even human.

Dogs and cats are increasingly taking the non-intoxicating cannabis compound as their owners seek to provide relief to their four-legged friends for everything from anxiety to pain and

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A Little CBD to Take the Edge Off—For Your Pet? | WALL STREET JOURNAL

A Little CBD to Take the Edge Off—For Your Pet?   |   WALL STREET JOURNAL

Barbara Hightower has found a solution to her 9-year-old dog Moose’s panic attacks: Treats made from cannabis.

Ms. Hightower, a 63-year-old homemaker in Madison, N.J., says the biscuits have helped calm Moose’s sudden shaking and hiding under furniture. “It takes the edge off his anxiety,” she says.

The supplements contain a hemp extract called cannabidiol, or CBD, which has garnered a flurry of interest among people who take it for everything from sleep to stress reduction. Its human proponents say the products provide a wash of calm without producing a psychoactive “high” like marijuana, hemp’s sister in the cannabis plant family. Now, people are trying it on their pets…

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