Independent Pharmacists and Hemp Based CBD Products
Our nation is in the throes of an opioid crisis, and the Bluegrass state is no exception. Kentucky is among the top ten states with the highest number of opioid-related deaths. That’s why as independent pharmacists, we can’t ignore alternatives like hemp based CBD products. This may surprise you, but hemp based CBD products are not addictive, they don’t get you high, and research shows they may reduce a patient’s opiate use by up to 50%. Numbers like that can’t be ignored.
- Relieve Insomnia
- Reduce Pain
- Reduce Inflammation
- Virtually non-addictive
- There are very few side-effects
As independent pharmacists, we have the ability to research and choose to offer alternatives that chain pharmacists do not. Hemp based CBD products, like CBD oil, is one of those alternatives.
“We were a little nervous about offering it at first. I wasn’t sure it would sell and it isn’t cheap,” says pharmacist Jerry Barnette. “But we’re really surprised by customer response.”
Hemp Based Products as a Consumer
Independent pharmacist John McDaniels made the decision to carry a hemp-based CBD product in his pharmacy after doing some research. He decided there was evidence the products work and felt they have their place in medicine. He also wanted customers to have the opportunity to talk with their pharmacist about CBD oil, something you won’t get buying hemp-based CBD products online or at a gas station.