November 28, 2022

Cows fed hemp act stoned and produce milk containing THC | Live Science

The dairy cows wobbled unsteadily on their hooves, their tongues lolled about and their eyes reddened. The cows produced less milk, but the milk they did yield contained detectable levels of THC and cannabidiol.

The cannabis-derived product didn’t give cows the munchies — in fact, the cows decreased their overall food intake. In turn, they produced less milk, but the milk they did yield contained detectable levels of both delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary high-inducing compound in marijuana, and cannabidiol (CBD), which exerts some effects on the body but isn’t psychoactive.   

Cows fed hemp act stoned and produce milk containing THC | Live Science

I have the feeling animal activists won’t like this one. Why would anyone want to feed a cow some hemp to drink its milk? I don’t know. You can put it in the milk and mix it without using the cow. However this study is to determine if hemp can be used as animal feed, and it appears it could. Obviously, I can also see the medical use in terms of human edibles.

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