GEORGETOWN, Ky. On Saturday, a group of pharmacists helped plant a special culture that some believe will create a breakthrough in the world of medicine. Hemp has been here in Kentucky since the 1930s for things like rope and wartime. Over the years, farmers, pharmacists and scientists have discovered its health benefits. Last weekend, more of the plant was planted at Ecofibre in Georgetown. Grower Chuck Tackett says plant grows well here in Kentucky
“Its traditional tobacco district and whatnot. We have a lot of solitary murray loam soils here that are perfect for this plant that she loves where she is put when she comes out she gets huge, ”says Tackett.
While hemp is classified as CBD, which has a much lower thc level than marijuana. Tackett says that during harvest season, state investigators will collect part of the plant and test it. If he meets thc level requirement of 0.3% or less, he passes
“Otherwise, it’s destroyed by the state if it doesn’t have that 0.3% or less requirement,” says Tackett.
Once harvested, the plant can be made into CBD products, which could be topical tincture capsules and even creams. Hemp helps with things like inflammation.
It can help control diseases like epilepsy. It can also help you get a better nights sleep.
“Hemp will pretty much cure epilepsy. There are so many different cannabinoids that are acceptable to us as humans. It’s good for you, ”Tackett says.
“It also helps fight anxiety and sleep. I use the CBD tincture at night. Never had a problem sleeping. I find that I am sleeping more deeply. I dream more, I remember my dreams, I feel more rested when I get up, ”explains pharmacist Gary Glisson, who thinks that hemp is simply misunderstood and has a bad reputation.
“It’s not a product you take to get high, you don’t take it for recreation. And it’s just enough to give you a response in the body to improve things medically, ”says Glisson.