OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Despite questions about its legality in Nebraska, CBD continues to be a growing industry in the state. While many people use it for themselves, many pet owners have been turning to it as well.
Mike Martinez, the owner of a pit bull mix has been giving his dog CBD for the last three years after she had a cancerous tumor removed. "We've been doing that as a daily regimen for three years now and since then we haven't seen any sort of tumor growth," says Martinez.
Martinez isn't the only one turning to CBD oil, which comes from the flowers/buds of marijuana or hemp plants. "CBD is more organically grown naturally, so if you want to go that route instead of the pills and other side effects that come with pills, organically grown is just safe," says Haley Crosbie of Leavenworth Coughy.
Crosbie also says CBD can help with other issues dogs or other pets deal with. "CBD oil helps with anxiety and seizures for the most part, separation anxiety most dogs have."
While the usage of the products continues to grow, some vets think more research is needed. "There's no real regulation on them, we don't have any information about whether they are safe and how they work with other medications, but we also don't have any information that tells us they are not safe," says Lisa Moses, a Veterinarian.
Martinez says he will continue to give his dog CBD oil, and says if other pet owners want another option to medication, to consider it as an option.