The One Minute Cannabist and Integrative Veterinary Care Announce Strategic Partnership Aimed at Elevating Awareness for Safe Cannabis Use in Pets
Alliance Aims to Bridge the Gap Between Veterinarians, Pet Parents and Cannabis Products
OCEANSIDE, Calif., August 2, 2019 — The One Minute Cannabist (OMC), a leading consumer-focused cannabis education center and Integrative Veterinary Care (IVC), a holistic veterinary practice, today announced a unique alliance to bridge the gap between the veterinarian, the pet parent and the multitude of CBD and cannabis products now available on the market.
The partnership will provide those seeking alternative approaches to their pet’s health with all-encompassing service options, including cannabis and its derivatives such as CBD. OMC’s experienced team and programs will dovetail into Integrative Veterinary Care’s holistic approach to veterinary care, providing new options and ideas, while further enhancing pet patient care.
Integrative Veterinary Care maintains the veterinarian patient-client relationship, provides veterinary medical services and recommends the use of cannabis compounds where appropriate. One Minute Cannabist’s certified cannabis specialists and CBD experts provide education about how cannabis works with the physiology of the animal, suggests products types, guides product selection and provides best practice dosing strategies for maximum safety and effectiveness based on over a decade of research and work with humans and pets.
“We are thrilled to partner with One Minute Cannabist in their mission to deliver accurate and easy to understand information about cannabis/CBD and its use for pets,” said Dr. Katie Kangas, DVM and owner of Integrative Veterinary Care. “In our practice, we focus on preventative health and supporting natural healing or wellness through many holistic options in combination with traditional veterinary medicine. Our clients are already asking about cannabis and as our team continues to learn and we await the final rules from the California Veterinary Medical Board, we are confident in OMC’s unique approach and are certain the pets we serve will benefit from our partnership.”
“We are constantly looking for ways to reach people who want to learn about cannabis. This partnership is perfect for pet parents interested in trying cannabinoid therapies, but aren’t sure how to get started. Cannabis, including CBD, is a natural addition to Integrative Veterinary Care’s breadth of alternative therapies,” said Robbin Lynn, CCS and co-owner of One Minute Cannabist. “Together, as the regulations unfold, we expect to incorporate a range of new ideas, services and product offerings which will ultimately enhance the lives of pets and their humans, not just in San Diego county, but across the nation.”
The partnership comes at a time of growing acceptance of the cannabis plant across the nation both for humans and pets. In California, Governor Brown signed AB2215 in late 2018, which made it legal for veterinarians to discuss cannabinoid therapies with their patients. This is the first time in California since 1937 that veterinarians may discuss cannabis without fear of having their licenses suspended or revoked. However, it is anticipated that it will be a full year before the CVMB develops the guidelines under which veterinarians may operate with respect to cannabis. As with cannabis for people, every state is creating distinct rules. This leaves those seeking guidance with few options as many veterinarians will first need to become educated on the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid therapies, products and best practices for use.
Those interested in learning about cannabis use for their pets may schedule a private cannabis pet consultation with a certified cannabis specialist from One Minute Cannabist in-person or via on-line video conference. This option allows us to help pet parents across the nation. Interested pet parents may schedule an appointment at oneminutecannabist.com or call 760-760-2020 for more information.
About One Minute Cannabist
One Minute Cannabist Education Center bridges the gap between the person who wants to try cannabis/CBD and the dispensary or CBD product. Founded by Terry and Robbin Lynn, industry veterans and Certified Cannabis Specialists, they specialize in helping people understand and navigate all the latest methods for realizing the maximum benefits the cannabis plant offers. The pair realizes that the lines of medicinal and recreational cannabis use have been greatly blurred over the last two decades and that people are confused and often scared. They’ve made it their mission to change the perception of those who choose to use cannabis, help people understand and move past the negative societal stigma, and elevate the people and the industry through educational workshops, conferences and private consultations.
For more information, please visit oneminutecannabist.com.
About Integrative Veterinary Care
Integrative Veterinary Care was founded by Dr. Katie Kangas, DVM with the vision to provide a positive environment where pets and their people could receive the care, support and education to promote a higher quality of life for all. IVC focuses on preventative health and natural healing or wellness through many holistic options, which can effectively complement conventional veterinary medicine. The team at IVC provides services such as nutrition therapy, functional medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, cancer support, immune disease and allergy conditions, massage therapy, ozone therapy, essential oil therapy, energy healing and more.
For more information, please visit www.intvetcare.com.
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Robbin Lynn, MBA, Certified Cannabis Specialist