CBD Research for Use in Animals

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CBD Research for Use in Animals

Preliminary evidence to date suggests cannabinoids may play a role in anxiety, chemotherapy symptom management (nausea, vomiting), epilepsy and joint pain and inflammation relief (such as associated with osteoarthritis).1 2 Canopy Animal Health is focused heavily on furthering this research in companion animals.

We’re actively investing in research in the following areas:

  • Situational anxiety
  • Chemotherapy symptom management
  • Epilepsy
  • Joint pain and inflammation

We are conducting research on the safety and efficacy of cannabinoids at cutting-edge academic and private research centers in both Canada and the United States. 

Our commitment to systematic research, our prioritization of animal health and safety, and our partnerships with scientists and veterinary professionals demonstrate our commitment to moving cannabinoid science forward ethically and responsibly.

Research Pipeline

  Discovery Formulation Development Preclinical Safety Studies Preclinical Efficacy Studies Clinical Trials Regulatory Drug Approvals Global Market Commercialization
Situation Anxiety Progress Both Both
Chemotherapy Symptom Management Both Both Both Both      
*Epilepsy Both Both Both Feline Canine    
Osteoarthritis / Joint Pain and Inflammation Both Both Both Both      


1 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2017. The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24625.
2 Health Canada 2018. Information for Health Care Professionals. Cannabis (marihuana, marijuana) and the cannabinoids. Government of Canada. Available at: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/hc-sc/documents/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/information-medical-practitioners/information-health-care-professionals-cannabis-cannabinoids-eng.pdf
* Clinical investigations in client owned animals will only occur after the establishment of an investigational new animal drug file (INAD)