FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. Marijuana, as it is widely known, is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Hemp is used in a variety of other applications that marijuana couldn’t possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing and accessories.
Marijuana contains many chemical compounds that create the different characteristics of the plant. Terpenes provide flavors and aromas, while chlorophyll in the leaves makes the plant green – but the most important chemicals in marijuana are the cannabinoids.
Yes. Our products are grown in Kentucky – the state that legalized the commercial growing of industrial hemp. We work closely with the State of Kentucky and the Department of Agriculture to ensure we are compliant with all existing laws regarding hemp extracts and byproducts.
Section 7606 of the federal law states that regardless of another federal law (including the Controlled Substances Act), if the growing and cultivation of industrial hemp is allowed under state law and overseen by the Department of Agriculture, then the product can be manufactured and sold as part of the state’s approved hemp pilot program.
- Cannabinoids, particularly CBD, demonstrate a bell-shaped dose-response curve; therefore, it is imperative that patients slowly titrate up to their optimal dose without going over.
- To find an optimal dose, patients should eliminate the use of any cannabis product for two days. Going over the optimal dose could cause the patient to lose the maximum benefits.
- Most patients prefer to start using CBD about two hours before bedtime. Patients should start with 10-15mg of active cannabinoids once daily, increasing the dose slowly every 2-3 days to determine if a better therapeutic effect results.
- For example, use 10mg once daily for two days, then increase to 10mg twice daily (morning and night) for two days.
- Continue to slowly titrate the dose up every few days.
- Once a point is reached where the therapeutic benefits do not increase OR where they decrease, stop and go back to the previous dose. This is the top of that individual’s bell-shaped dose-response curve.
Cannabinoids are the chemicals that give the cannabis plant its medical and recreational properties. Among the 113 cannabinoids produced, THC and CBD are the most prevalent and the most well-understood. Most strains of marijuana sold today are cultivated with higher levels of THC.
THC is known for its psychoactive properties and is the reason you feel “high” after ingesting marijuana.
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and actually works to counteract the high. CBD also has numerous benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.
Whether produced by the body or in a plant, these naturally-occurring compounds all interact with the endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors like little locks on the surface of your cells. The keys to these locks are called endocannabinoids. Each time an endocannabinoid binds to a cell it relays a message, giving your cell-specific direction.
There are two different types of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain and responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. Each time an endocannabinoid binds to a cell, it relays a message, giving your cell specific direction.
Cannabinoids, terpenes and other chemical compounds found in cannabis achieve limited success when working in isolation or as individual components. Research suggests that when these individual components of the cannabis plant support one another, therapeutic benefits are magnified. Together, they produce an effect that is greater than the sum of their parts. This phenomenon is known as the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect supports the idea that whole plant medicine is superior to pure extracts.
No. While there are at least 113 known cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant, cannabis is identified by its two active ingredients: THC and CBD. THC is the only molecule in the cannabis family with a psychoactive component. It’s the only one that will get you “high.” CBD, even at extremely high doses, will not make you feel “high.”
There are hundreds of other cannabinoids, terpenes and phytonutrients present in the cannabis plant that are beneficial to overall health and wellness; unfortunately, they are improperly associated with the properties of one molecule, THC.
Section 7606 of the Farm Bill defines industrial hemp as cannabis plants with <0.3% THC. Our products contain a full spectrum of cannabinoids, including THC and CBD. To maintain compliance with all laws, our products are rigorously tested to ensure a level of <0.3% THC.
About Hinkle Pharmacy
When Bruce Hinkle first opened his pharmacy in 1985 he did so knowing he could provide the very best in pharmacy care. A few years have past since then but not much has changed. We’re still here, providing the same quality service that has come to be expected of us. These days we’re members of organizations such as APCI , Health Mart, and McKesson to ensure that we can provide our customers with the most up to date products and services at the lowest prices possible.
Here are a few ways Hinkle Pharmacy is working hard to serve it’s customers and community:
- State of the art Rx30 computer systems utilizing the most up to date databases for your protection.
- Convenient drive thru window for prescription drop off and pick up.
- Our staff is a phone call away to answer any questions you might have about your medications.
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Refilling Your RX
Has Never Been Easier
Sometimes you may want to just call in your prescriptions, sometimes you might want to submit them VIA the internet. Whatever the case we think you should have both options.
- First come in to the store to let us get some information from you. We will need your full name, current address, phone number, and social security number in order to provide refills over the internet.
- Once we have your information our computer will generate a unique patient ID allowing you to view your prescriptions online as well as request refills.
- Refill RX does not require you to fill out any forms, or register with any other website. Once you’ve asked us for your patient ID, you need only go to Refill RX or use the links on our site to get you there.
How it works:
- Go to refillrx.com and click on “Register”
- Locate our pharmacy using 35022 (zip Code) and 3039 (last 4 digits of pharmacy phone number)
- Option #2 Enter your information to find a match
- Create a username and password
- Login in and start accessing your account
- Need to refill a prescription today? Click the button to get started!
Dr. Victor Patel
Dr. Louis Keller
Dr. Steven James
Dr. Olivia Ramos
Need a Special Compound?
We Have You Covered
Compounding pharmacy is the process of mixing drugs by a pharmacist to fit the unique needs of a patient. This may be done for medically necessary reasons, such as to change the form of the medication from a solid pill to a liquid, to avoid a non-essential ingredient that the patient is allergic to, or to obtain the exact dose needed. It may also be done for voluntary reasons, such as adding favorite flavors to a medication.
- Are you allergic to a specific ingredient?
- Are you concerned that the hormones you’re being prescribed may cause you harm?
- Have you ever wondered if the commercially available product is really what best suits your needs?
We have been members of one of the most trusted compounding resources, Professional Compounding Centers of America or PCCA since 1999. Enabling us to compound specialty medications for your children, parents, and even your pets.
- Pediatric Medications
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Specialized Medications
- Veterinary Compounds
- Pain Management