Even though medical cannabis became legal in California in 1996, research and clinical studies on cannabinoids and pets has not been conducted until more recently. This is due to the renewed interest in CBD to treat both humans and pets as cannabis has been decriminalized in many states and more and more humans and pets are seeing positive results with using CBD products. These clinical studies are showing some promising results for dogs that have certain conditions and more studies will be conducted to test for additional conditions as well.
In early 2020, an article about clinical trials was published on National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website. The article highlights the medicinal benefits and potential side effects of CBD. Of note is that the article references 47 studies that were in full or in part based on CBD. Also of note in the article is that there were no serious adverse effects discovered in the studies.