by Justin Gardner, The Free Thought Project: Toledo, OH – Over the past couple of years, we have seen more and more videos showing the miraculous ability of cannabis to stop seizures in their tracks. From oil extracts to nasal sprays, the proof is now undeniable that cannabis is medicinal and offers a real solution for those suffering from debilitating seizures.
And it’s not just for humans. Man’s best friend can have seizures, too, and they can also be stopped with cannabis extracts.
A recent video uploaded to Facebook shows CBD oil stop a dog’s seizure in under a minute. Kevin Spitler of the Toledo Hemp Center in Toledo, Ohio posted the video, which has more than 440,000 views at the time of this writing.
As the video begins, the dog is in the midst of what appears to be a seizure, head shaking uncontrollably. The owner shows the bottle of CBD oil to the camera just before administering to his dog.
“I just gave him two shots of it, in his mouth,” says the owner.
The dog is licking his chops, and in about 30 seconds the effects are clear. His head stops shaking and he appears content.
“Yeah, you’re good now, ain’t ya?” says the owner happily. And now it’s time for a treat, which the dog can enjoy thanks to cannabis.
To millions of people, pets are part of the family, loved like sons and daughters. Witnessing them suffer from disorders like seizures can be heartbreaking and disruptive to everyday life. For the dog in this video, the cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) provides a cure.
The CBD oil was procured from Toledo Hemp Center, which “specializes in hemp based products and promoted a better quality of life.”
CBD can be derived solely from hemp, which is the Cannabis sativa plant with only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient that produces a “high.” Industrial hemp production and hemp-based products are now legal in Ohio, along with medical cannabis.
CBD can be derived from any cannabis plant, including those bred for THC content. Both CBD and THC have many medicinal applications, and both can treat seizures. For some people, CBD extracts work, while others need a CBD-THC blend or even pure THC with no CBD.
Research into using cannabis for canine ailments is growing, with veterinarians at Colorado State University spearheading clinical studies on the effectiveness of CBD.
As The Cannabis report notes, the biggest obstacle to moving forward is federal prohibition of cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug with “no accepted medical use.” The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), abandoning all sense of reason, has moved to further restrict “marijuana extracts” including hemp-derived CBD.
Fortunately, states like Ohio are ignoring federal government’s ludicrous prohibition and acknowledging the miraculous healing power of cannabis.