Cannabidiol, or CBD, is found throughout the seeds, stalk, and flowers of cannabis plants, including hemp and marijuana. The naturally occurring molecule is not new — hemp rope appeared in Russia in 600 BCE, for instance — but its efficacy in treating both human and animal ailments has only recently been tested.
Folly residents and Canna Bonez founders Matt Mummert and Stacey Detlor say that the idea to infuse dog treats with CBD started a couple of years ago. “We live in a third floor apartment, and Stacey’s dog Roscoe couldn’t get up and down the steps,” says Mummert. After taking CBD oil and CBD-infused treats, the couple says the almost eight year old pup is “like a new dog. He has an appetite, he runs up and down the steps, he plays with other dogs.”
But is it safe?
“The same doctors who won’t give a dog CBD will give them Xanax and have them messed up on prescription drugs,” says Mummert. “They’ve done the same thing for so long now that there is a new medicine out there