Quebec shelter treating wounded animals with cannabis oil

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On the surface, Lou and Gaby look nothing alike. But the pair of sick animals — a raccoon and a skunk, respectively — have something in common: they are both being treated with cannabis oil at a shelter in Quebec’s Laurentians region. Jacques Lessard, co-founder of the Centre-refuge Nymous, an animal shelter in Sainte-Béatrix, Que., says the unorthodox treatment is working. Gaby’s hind legs don’t work and part of her brain has atrophied, while Lou, a female raccoon, suffers from body spasms resulting from a bout of hypothermia. “The results were almost immediate for Gaby. She’s stopped trembling. Quebec shelter treating wounded animals with cannabis oil

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