Celebrity chef, lifestyle guru and now CBD queen Martha Stewart has signed on to be an advisor with Canopy Growth. Canopy Growth is a Canadian based company and one of the largest cannabis producers in the world. Martha has teamed up with Canopy Growth to produce her own line of CBD products for pets.
In a public statement, Stewart gushed about the partnership, stating “I am delighted to establish this partnership with Canopy Growth and share with them the knowledge I have gained after years of experience in the subject of living”. Stewart also said that she is especially looking forward to her first collaboration with Canopy Growth, which will offer “sensible products” for people’s beloved pets.
It comes as no surprise that Stewart herself is a huge animal lover, with her own pets featuring regularly on her Instagram account. Her 2.2 million followers can catch a glimpse of her myriad of pets – including Persian cats, Friesian horses, and her impressively named dogs Empress Qin, Emperor Han, Creme Brulee and Bete Noire.
While there has been a lot of misinformation around CBD and who can and can’t consume it, cannabidiol is actually completely safe for pets and animals to consume, as long as you do it right.
Dogs in particular have a much more sensitive endocannabinoid system than humans do, which means they need a much lighter dose of CBD than you would administer for yourself. Making sure the CBD oil you’re giving to your pets contains no trace of THC is also absolutely essential, as it is highly toxic to animals.
When done correctly, CBD can help calm anxious pets and also works as an effective anti-inflammatory. However, if your beloved pet is already on medication for any other issue, you should double check with your veterinarian that CBD will not interfere with their treatment.
Since recreational cannabis was legalised in Canada last year, the gates have opened for more and more scientific research into uses for the plant, including more development into CBD products. As the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to legalize recreational cannabis, and the first G20 nation to do so, Canadian companies are set to become the world leaders in cannabis research as well as CBD and cannabis product development.
Martha Stewart is not the first celebrity to pair up with Canopy Growth. In the past, the Canadian company also partnered up with Stewart’s friend and on-screen cooking partner Snoop Dogg to develop three California-themed varieties of cannabis (“Sunset,” “Ocean View” and “Palm Tree”) with the “Leafs by Snoop” brand.