Quebec Shelter Treating Wounded Animals With Cannabis Oil

Article by CBC News

Quebec shelter treating wounded animals with cannabis oil Province's Order of Veterinarians says more research into effects of cannabis on animals is needed CBC News The Centre-refuge Nymous, an animal shelter in Ste-Béatrix, Que., is treating some of its injured animals with cannabis oil. (Facebook/Centre-refuge Nymous)

On the surface, Lou and Gaby look nothing alike.

But the pair of sick animals — a raccoon and a skunk, respectively — have something in common: they are both being treated with cannabis oil at a shelter in Quebec’s Laurentians region.

Jacques Lessard, co-founder of the Centre-refuge Nymous, an animal shelter in Sainte-Béatrix, Que., says the unorthodox treatment is working.

Gaby’s hind legs don’t work and part of her brain has atrophied, while Lou, a female raccoon, suffers from body spasms resulting from a bout of hypothermia.

“The results were almost immediate for Gaby. She’s stopped trembling. It seems to have helped her have better co-ordination, better balance, and hasn’t stupefied her,” Lessard told Radio-Canada.

For Lou, the cannabis oil “lowered the intensity of her spasms,” he said.

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