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From the Bluegrass State to the White House: the Road Trip to Hemp Legalization

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It’s been a blissful day for our company, and the entire hemp industry. For the first time since we began farming hemp in Kentucky in 2014, we can confidently say hemp is permanently, undoubtedly, 100% LEGAL and HERE TO STAY! And, as we know, for the pharmacy this clarity is vital.

DEA Plans to Quintuple Amount of Cannabis Grown for Research

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The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have proposed to significantly increase the amount of cannabis that can legally grow in the U.S. for research purposes and reduce the number of opioids that are manufactured in the nation in 2019.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

Although not widely taught in school, the endocannabinoid system is present in all humans and vertebrates.  It is present throughout the brain, the central nervous system and the periphery.  It is both exceedingly complex and poorly understood by many.  We know that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in a host of homeostasis activities, including mood, the sleep/wake cycle, the HPA axis, inflammatory responses & immunomodulation, and more.  This happens naturally with endogenous cannabinoids, such as 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and N-arachidonylethanolamine (anandamide).  When someone experiences a “runner’s high,” that’s the endocannabinoid system working.