Cannabis for canines: happier pups?
Sydney - Dog owners with deep pockets can now buy cannabis treats for their pampered pets in the knowledge that what they are doing is not only legal but a benefit for a rural community in a remote part of Australia.
The biscuits are called Hemp Hound Hors d'oeuvres and were dreamed up by Tasmanian farmer and entrepreneur Ian Rochfort.
The idea stems from the success Rochfort has had with geese brought up on Flinders Island and fed a diet of low-punch cannabis sativa seed, which is rich in healthy amino acids.
The Hemp Hound treats bear the promise of healthier teeth, shinier coats and happier dogs.
They have the stamp of approval of the Australian government and could turn into a moneyspinner for Rochfort and other hemp growers on the isolated Flinders Island in the Bass Strait that separates Tasmania from the mainland.
The "bickies" are guaranteed to contain no more than 50mg per kilogram of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC). This means that Rover is not going to get high and jump off a cliff.
"There is no chance your dog will be hallucinating rainbow cats," Rochfort told The Sydney Morning Herald.
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