Only The Best For Our Customers
The pharmacists at Fricks Pharmacy are proud to introduce our selection of pharmaceutical-grade and high-quality CBD products. We have researched, sampled, and vetted the highest quality products available on the market. We have a rigorous process to approve each product for our store. The CBD market has exploded due to the results people are achieving. Sorting through the hundreds of manufacturers, claims, and misinformation, and volume of options can be daunting. We have decided to carry only high quality, pharmaceutical-grade CBD for our customers and patients. Our team is trained and best suited to answer your questions on dosing, drug interactions, and safety questions more than any other retailer of these products. Cannabidiol is a bioactive chemical that affects the body in a multitude of ways. Drug interactions are possible though unlikely at lower doses. Pharmacists are best positioned to evaluate your needs and recommend products and dosages based on your specific needs.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (C21H30O2) or "CBD" is an aromatic hydrocarbon that interacts with the body and throughout the brain via the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is often thought of as the "master regulatory system." To date, there are over 113 active phytocannabinoids that have been found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. These phytocannabinoids combined with terpenes, flavonoids, amino acids, proteins, enzymes, and fatty acids act as a superfood for our bodies as they metabolize and repurpose these biomolecules to produce an "entourage effect." This combination produces a greater effect on our health and wellness than the individual parts alone. Inflammation is the root cause of many chronic diseases we face today. Cannabidiol can help us achieve general health and wellness as part of our daily routine.
Why use CBD?
Pain is often inadequately treated with currently available drugs, such as opioids. Nevertheless, opioids continue to be used, overused, and even abused, by people seeking to find pain relief. Thus, physicians and patients are seeking new approaches to treat pain that also address concerns about drug abuse. Cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD), are natural chemicals found in hemp that have pain-fighting properties. CBD has been scientifically shown to be safe and effective in treating pain and is virtually absent of abuse potential. Therefore, in an effort to curb the use of opioids, over-the-counter, and legal hemp-derived dietary supplements containing CBD are being recommended more and more by physicians as complementary and adjunctive agents useful for treating pain.
Current research indicates that cannabidiol may improve sleep, a reduction in spasticity (neuroprotective), decrease anxiety, decrease pain, and improve overall health and wellness. CBD has been studied in PTSD, Parkinson's, REM sleep studies, anxiety disorders, and chronic pain, among many others. Current studies are underway looking at CBD's effects on PCOS, cancer, autism (in Israel), and numerous other conditions. This is only mentioned in order to stimulate conversation with your healthcare provider on the potential benefits in regards to these conditions.
How Do I Use CBD?
Cannabinoids can be safely administered by following the recommended starting doses for each product. Our trained staff of healthcare providers can also guide your selection and get you started on your journey to improved health and wellness. Some products are administered by sublingual tinctures (oil placed under the tongue), oral capsules that are swallowed like traditional pills, topical creams or lotions, roll-on applicators, and even bars of bath soap! Each formulation has distinct benefits. We can help you select an appropriate product for your specific situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is CBD legal?
Any cannabis plant with "less than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight" is considered to be industrial hemp and therefore NOT marijuana. Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (preempting the Controlled Substances Act) specifically excludes industrial hemp and derivatives thereof from the authority under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The CSA makes marijuana illegal but, under the direction of Section 7606, hemp is exempt from DEA regulation. The Farm Bill of 2014 further created a legal framework for states to regulate hemp for human consumption under the department of agriculture of the respective states. "The mere presence of cannabinoids is not itself dispositive as to whether a substance is within the scope of the [Controlled Substances Act]" as clearly stated by the DEA. The Florida Department of Agriculture has inspected and issued our pharmacy the appropriate permits as required by law.
Can I Fail a Drug Test?
It is unlikely but possible that a person will fail a drug test when using a hemp-derived cannabidiol product. Drug tests are looking for THC, the intoxicating substance in marijuana. Most screens include a cut off point for measuring anything above a certain threshold. That threshold depends on the lab. Most full-spectrum products are hemp-derived meaning that they may contain up to 0.3% THC. Each individual has vastly different drug metabolism nuances so there is no dose that can guarantee that they will not trigger a positive drug test. Some cannabinoids like CBD, CBGm or CBN can mimic THC in immunoassay drug screens (commonly used method for urine and saliva drug screens). In these unlikely, but possible scenarios, we recommend requesting a follow-up confirmation test, as recommended by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The cut off concentration for a serum confirmation test is 15ng/ml so this should clear up any issues. We also have a letter from the Chief Science Officer at Ananda Professional that you may present to your employer or otherwise. You may contact us anytime for a pdf copy, should the need arise.
Our THC FREE tincture oil and capsules were formulated specifically for those individuals that may be subject to employer drug screens.
-Third-Party laboratory tested to generate a Certificate of Analysis (COA)
-Every product contains the batch number on the bottle that can be traced to a specific COA
-COAs confirm active cannabinoid content
-COAs confirm the purity of the product (i.e. no harmful chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, etc.)