If you are a pharmacy owner, you might be considering selling CBD on your shelves.
While this is an exciting possibility for many reasons, it is also something that you should carefully consider before making the decision to do so.
In this article, we’ll discuss some of the legal considerations of selling CBD in your pharmacy, as well as some tips for how to make sure that your business stays compliant with local laws and regulations.
CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid found in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant
CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. CBD is not psychoactive like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is responsible for producing a high from smoking weed. CBD won’t get people high, but it does have a range of health benefits—so much so that some states are legalizing it for medical purposes and other countries may soon follow suit.
So why should a pharmacist be interested in CBD products?
For starters, it is effective against chronic pain and nausea associated with chemotherapy treatment; its anti-inflammatory properties make it useful in treating arthritis and other inflammatory conditions; CBD may even prevent seizures when used with other seizure medications according to research conducted at Rambam Health Care Campus department of Neurology.
According to a 2015 article published in Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids, CBD is an effective treatment for anxiety. CBD has also been shown to reduce symptoms of schizophrenia by up to 40% when combined with antipsychotic medications.
CBD does not make a patient feel high or produce euphoria like its close cousin, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
A relatively new and popular product, CBD has grown in popularity over the past few years. More and more people look for CBD products. We know that as we’re part of the market, actually, we’re among the market leaders, in Italy and in the EU.
However, when it comes to selling CBD in pharmacies, things get a bit confusing.
How can it be used? Is it safe? For what conditions should it be used?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating compound found in hemp plants such as cannabis Sativa and Indica. It’s one of several cannabinoids (others are CBN, THCV, and THCA) produced by these plants that have peculiar properties when consumed or inhaled.
It’s important to note that CBD does not make a patient feel high or produce euphoria like its close cousin, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). In fact, some studies suggest that CBD may actually mitigate some of the effects of THC when consumed together at lower doses.
One of the most popular uses of CBD is the treatment of pain.
As a pharmacist, you may be wondering what CBD is, and how it can help alleviate pain. The answer is that CBD has been shown to have a wide variety of effects on the human body. It can help with a range of symptoms, such as anxiety or depression, but it also has some very specific benefits when it comes to relieving pain.
CBD works by interacting with receptors throughout our nervous system and brain to create balance within these systems and restore homeostasis. For example: if one’s suffering from arthritis or fibromyalgia-related pain due to inflammation in her joints (or any other reason), then this is where CBD comes in handy! It helps relieve inflammation by acting as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Additionally, studies show that CBD reduces levels of substance P which helps fight against chronic pain.
As with any therapy, it is always best to start with a low dose of the drug and slowly work up to one’s level of comfort.
When it comes to CBD, the dosage is always a bit tricky. As with any therapy, it is always best to start with a low dose of the drug and slowly work up to your level of comfort. Patients that are unsure of what dose to take, should talk to their doctor before beginning treatment with CBD oil or any other cannabis product.
Where to start looking for CBD products for your pharmacy?
As a pharmacist, it is important to intercept the needs and desires of your clients with new innovative products. However, you should always do your own research and enquire whether the “new pharmaceutical in town” lives up to the expectations it has generated.
When it comes to CBD, there are many reputable CBD and hemp companies out there, it can be difficult to know where they stand on ethical issues like testing and transparency.
Take us, Enecta Farm has always considered transparency of the whole supply chain, product certification and third party testing as the cornerstones of its mission. Our extracts strictly adhere to GACP and HACCP protocols. And we take all necessary measures to ensure above-average product quality and safety.
We partner with academic institutions to carry out new studies on hemp, cannabinoids and their potential applications to people’s health.
It is important to have a strong understanding of the law before offering this product for sale in your pharmacy.
It is important to have a strong understanding of the law before offering this product for sale in your pharmacy. Each state has its own laws about CBD, so you should know them.
In some cases, you may need to get a license from your state or register as a medical dispensary. You may also need a prescription from a doctor before selling CBD products in your pharmacy.
For you to sell CBD legally and ethically, we recommend doing some research on the laws that apply to your location and profession!
Here is a short recap of the situation in European countries.
ILLEGAL: Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia, Georgia, Iceland, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia.
LEGAL (0.2% THC LIMIT) : Austria, Belgium (with prescription), Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (with prescription), Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, LIthuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Macedonia, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK.
Well, there you have it. There are lots of ways to sell CBD in your pharmacy, and we think that it’s a great idea. With so many benefits and so few side effects, CBD is the perfect way to introduce patients with chronic pain or anxiety into the world of hemp products.
We hope this article has given you some ideas on how to sell CBD in your pharmacy!