GEORGETOWN, Ky. On Saturday, a group of pharmacists helped plant a special crop that some believe will create an advancement in the world of medicine. Hemp has been here in Kentucky since the 30’s for things like rope and war time. Over the years, farmers, pharmacists and scientists have discovered health benefits of it. Last weekend, more of the plant was put into the ground at Ecofibre in Georgetown. Producer Chuck Tackett says the plant grows well here in Kentucky
“Its traditional tobacco area and what not. We have a lot of murray silt lone soils here perfect for this plant it likes where it’s put when it goes out it gets enormous,” says Tackett.
While hemp is classified as CBD, which has a much lower thc level than marijuana. Tackett says during harvest season, state investigators will collect some of the plant and test it. If it meets the thc level requirement of 0.3% or less it passes
“Otherwise its destroyed by the state if it doesn’t have that 0.3% or less requirement,” explains Tackett.
Once harvested, the plant can be made into CBD products, which could be tinctures capsules topicals and even creams. Hemp helps with things like inflammation.
It can help control illness like epilepsy. It can also help you get a better nights sleep.
“Hemp will take care of epilepsy pretty much. There’s so many different cannabinoids that are acceptable to us as human beings. It’s good for you,” says Tackett.
“It also helps with anxiety and sleep. I use CBD tincture at night. Never had a problem sleeping. I find out I sleep deeper. I dream more I remember my dreams I feel more rested when I get up,” says Pharmacist Gary Glisson, who believes hemp is simply misunderstood and given a bad reputation.
“This is not a product that you take to get high you don’t take it recreationally. And it’s just enough to give you a response in the body to improve things medically,” says Glisson.