Willie Nelson is coming for your pets!
It’s no secret that the singer is a strong believer in marijuana and the benefits of products made from the plant. Over the last couple of years, he’s been steadily growing his marijuana empire, and now Willie’s ready to move into new territory that involves your furry loved ones.
Willie’s Rescue is a new line of hemp petcare products that Nelson will begin selling starting early next year.
“As longtime animal advocates and pet owners, our family believes that the hemp plant has benefited our own animals,” Nelson and his wife, Annie, say on the Willie’s Rescue website. “We want you and your best friends to experience the potential benefits of hemp together.”
They also clear up one possible misconception about the new products … you’re not going to have an impaired pet.
“Willie’s Rescue products contain no THC (the compound in cannabis that creates inebriating effects. So if your pets act ‘high,’ it’s probably just the natural effect of hanging out with their favourite person.”
So your pets might be high on love but they won’t be high on Willie’s Rescue. Sweet.
And just in case you need a little additional convincing your pet’s not going to become a pot head by using Willie’s Rescue, Wikipedia confirms that hemp and the marijuana plant that gets people high are not one in the same.
Although cannabis as a drug and industrial hemp both derive from the species Cannabis sativa and contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are distinct strains with unique phytochemical compositions and uses. Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which decreases or eliminates its psychoactive effects
So no worries.
Willie’s Rescue launched recently in Las Vegas at pet retailer trade show SuperZoo, but isn’t expected to be in stores until early next year. According to reports, the products will be available for internal and external use for dogs, cats and horses.
And portion of proceeds from each sale will also go to local animal rescues, so yay for that .