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Yes! CBD oil is legal in Syracuse, New York and everywhere across the USA. The organically grown hemp plants that produce the cannabinoid (CBD) contain far below the legal limit of THC. THC is the part of marijuana that produces a psychoactive effect. Our CBD oil is made to give you full spectrum CBD benefits for the best overall health, without getting high. This is a popular way for Syracuse, NY residents to treat many conditions like pain, anxiety and insomnia, legally. The federal government classifies CBD oil in Syracuse as a dietary supplement as long as the THC content is below .03%. Recent legislation legalized a CBD oil called Epidiolex to treat Epilepsy. This is the first marijuana-derived medication approved by the FDA.
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However, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the Farm Bill) changed all that. The Farm Bill legalized “hemp,” which the legislation defined as cannabis that contains no more than 0.3% THC, in Syracuse, New York and surrounding areas like The Bronx and Syosset.
CBD is available in a variety of forms. Some of the most common CBD delivery methods are listed below, but how it’s ultimately used depends on personal needs and preferences. The delivery method of CBD affects how quickly it works and what kinds of effects it has on the body.
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With laws being altered throughout America to allow for medical marijuana use, however, the traditional stigma is rapidly dissipating, and we have to put much of that change down to CBD and its incredible array of benefits.
This message clearly resonates with Head & Heal’s customers. Erika Medina, manager and buyer for the supplement section at GreenStar Natural Foods Market in Ithaca, spends a lot of time helping customers choose CDB products and has visited Head & Heal’s farm.
Allan Gandleman and Karli Miller-Hornick; Photos by Allison Marie Photography.
Head & Heal was founded in 2017 out of necessity. That year, Allan Gandelman’s Lyme disease symptoms became so debilitating that he considered closing Main Street Farms, his organic farm, CSA and vegetable processor. He didn’t want to take large doses of antibiotics or prescription painkillers, so when a friend brought Gandelman some hemp-derived CBD from Colorado, he gave it a try. CBD is shorthand for cannabidiol, a naturally occurring chemical compound in the cannabis plant; it’s extracted from hemp, a non-intoxicating variety of cannabis containing no more than 0.3% THC, the ingredient that gives hemp’s cousin marijuana its kick.
“What we heard from customers blew our minds. It really worked for these people and they shared that,” said Miller-Hornick. Market customers weren’t the only ones blown away. Three months into their fledgling business, Gandelman and Miller-Hornick were approached by a local buyer from Wegmans at a networking event in Ithaca. A week later, Wegmans agreed to a pilot rollout in a single store. In less than a month, they pushed Head & Heal out to all of their 99 stores. Miller-Hornick said that Head & Heal is now Wegmans’ top-selling CBD tincture.
That something is Head & Heal’s farming and processing practices, and its focus on transparency. Gandelman said hemp is extremely challenging to grow, similar to any intensive vegetable farming. Seeds are hard to find, expensive and started by hand in greenhouses. And the hemp is harvested, hung and dried by hand—a very slow, labor intensive process. Also, Head & Heal processes their CBD extract using the entire plant, preserving the full spectrum of other chemical and flavor compounds present in hemp. Larry Smart, professor of horticulture and team lead for Cornell’s Hemp Research Team, agreed that hemp is “very demanding,” requiring optimal soil, drainage and nutrition. Harvesting is also physically intense. Stems at their base can be three inches around, many plants grow seven to eight feet tall, and can have a fresh weight of 40 to 50 pounds each.
“I was inspired by the care taken to plant, harvest and prepare the plants, and I’m happy to share that experience with our customers,” she said. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer a CBD line that is not only locally produced but locally grown, and GreenStar customers are definitely supportive.”
“We worked super hard to make this oil, focusing on growing and extraction to get a very high-quality end product,” Gandelman said. That hard work is paying off: Head & Heal just received USDA Organic certification for their 40 acres of hemp and all of their CBD products, one of only a handful of U.S. organic CBD farmers and processors. The company employs 25 people (and counting), is moving into a new 10,000-square-foot office space and building a second processing facility this year—all in downtown Cortland. “We’re really excited to be part of Cortland’s renewal,” said Miller-Hornick. “Another measure of our success is how many families we can support by creating a great work environment for local people.”
After a month, Gandelman started to get relief from his insomnia, arthritic pain and fuzzy memory. That’s when he decided to make his own CBD to continue treating his Lyme. It was perfect timing. A year earlier, Main Street Farms had partnered with Cornell University as part of New York state’s industrial hemp pilot studies. In 2017, when the state opened up hemp farming, Gandelman immediately applied to grow hemp and process CBD oil.
Photos by Heather Ainsworth.