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Pooch-pot! Italian startup offers cannabis for depressed pets02:24

Pooch-pot! Italian startup offers cannabis for depressed pets

Italy, Naples
October 5, 2018 at 15:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

If your pet is anxious, depressed or aggressive, in Italy you can treat it with cannabis.

The Italian Start-up WeedEntity has opened a shop in Naples where dogs and cats with depression, arthrosis, insomnia or chronic pain can receive treatment with cannabis oil.

Fabrizio Tursi founded the company after his dog Ciro died from a skin tumour, which he attempted to treat with cannabis oil. He’s now taking care of Ombra, who suffers from abandonmnet syndrome.

The startuppers use biological cannabis made in Switzerland.

The oils contain five percent levels of the plant’s active ingredient, cannabidiol (CBD). “It can be used to treat a number of diseases,' ranging from “aggressive behaviours to adaptation to new environments," said Chiara Basile, a WeedEntity Business Associate.

'Light' cannabis has been legal in Italy since 2016, but the THC content has to be less than 0.5 percent

Pooch-pot! Italian startup offers cannabis for depressed pets02:24
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If your pet is anxious, depressed or aggressive, in Italy you can treat it with cannabis.

The Italian Start-up WeedEntity has opened a shop in Naples where dogs and cats with depression, arthrosis, insomnia or chronic pain can receive treatment with cannabis oil.

Fabrizio Tursi founded the company after his dog Ciro died from a skin tumour, which he attempted to treat with cannabis oil. He’s now taking care of Ombra, who suffers from abandonmnet syndrome.

The startuppers use biological cannabis made in Switzerland.

The oils contain five percent levels of the plant’s active ingredient, cannabidiol (CBD). “It can be used to treat a number of diseases,' ranging from “aggressive behaviours to adaptation to new environments," said Chiara Basile, a WeedEntity Business Associate.

'Light' cannabis has been legal in Italy since 2016, but the THC content has to be less than 0.5 percent

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