Four-Time Iditarod Musher Champ Makes Dogs Take CBD Oil

Four-Time Iditarod Musher Champ Makes Dogs Take CBD Oil

  About 800 race dogs raced the Iditarod trail along with their mushers, taking on the 975-mile journey that started last March. Four-time champion musher Lance Mackey made the headlines by revealing that he gave cannabidiol oil to his race dogs, even as the head veterinarian was against it. Mackey ignored the vet’s suggestion saying that CBD was not included in the list for banned substances, as stated on the Iditarod rulebook. CBD enhances recovery times Lance Mackey, finishing 21st on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, was interviewed by Anchorage Daily News and told that his dogs were taking CBD oil to enhance their recovery times and performance. Mackey went to Stuart Nelson, the race’s head veterinarian, who then discouraged the idea of giving cannabidiol oil for competing dogs. However, Mackey went against Nelson’s advice and cited there was nothing on the guidelines that indicated cannabidiol as a banned substance in the race. CBD or cannabidiol is derived from the source plant Cannabis sativa L., which also produces marijuana. This substance contains high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, which causes psychoactive effects or ‘high’ for users. However, CBD has a shallow level of THC, making it non-intoxicating. CBD has found a growing market in pet lovers, having owners try it for their pets and finding that it benefits the health and wellness of their beloved animals. This substance is typically used as an adjunct to pain treatment, managing seizures, and other uses, although the federal government is yet to…

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