New cannabis treats may soon put your dog at ease – Portland Press …

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a small Canadian company operating in the country’s fast-emerging marijuana industry, plans to sell dog chews containing cannabis extracts.

True Leaf already makes hemp-seed infused products for dogs to ease joint pain, anxiety and inflammation. It intends to raise $7.8 million through an equity crowdfunding in the U.S. to build a marijuana production facility in British Columbia, eventually allowing it to extract cannabidiol – a cannabis compound without psychoactive properties – to treat medical conditions in both humans and animals.

“People are spending more money to look after their pets, specifically as they get older,” Chief Executive Officer Darcy Bomford said in a telephone interview from Vernon, British Columbia. “A lot of the drugs that are available in the veterinary market are effective and they work but they also have a lot of side effects. There’s a big market there for natural products.”

True Leaf introduced its hemp-based

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