Humans and animals alike share an endocannabinoid system that is activated when special molecules, called cannabinoids, are consumed. Although there are over 100 cannabinoids, two are widely known and studied: CBD and THC.
Although CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, they have very different effects on humans and pets. In fact, THC, while generally safe for humans, is toxic for pets. CBD, on the other hand, is safe for most pets and has functionally no overdose threshold.
It is also important to understand that while THC is a highly-controlled drug, CBD is federally legal in all 50 states when produced according to guidelines.
For information about what CBD can do for your dog, be sure to read this article.