Cornell University’s pharmacy to begin selling CBD products

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The school expects to add the products with the start of the upcoming semester

New York has had a legal medical marijuana system in place for a couple of years now and, this year, decriminalize adult consumption. As a result of the state’s changing environment, Cornell University has announced that it will begin to offer cannabidiol (CBD) products to be sold through its on-campus pharmacy starting with the upcoming semester. The policy change comes following a review held over the summer by the school’s pharmacology team.

Marijuana has been found on college campuses across the US for decades, but usually for a different purpose. This time, CBD specifically being offered because of its health benefits and because it doesn’t have the psychoactive characteristics found in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The manager of the Cornell Health Pharmacy, Tracey DeNArdo, explains, “This fall, the Cornell Health Pharmacy will be carrying locally sourced CBD tinctures, lotions, salves, and soft gels from Head and Heal in Cortland. We are responding to requests from students who want to try CBD to help treat conditions such as anxiety, pain, insomnia, and inflammation.”

Not just any CBD will be offered. Every product under consideration has previously been fully tested and vetted, leading to the school choosing Head and Heal to be its supplier. All of the company’s products are going to be made available, with the exception of its pet treats.

The director of Cornell Medical Services, Dr. Anne Jones, adds, “Cornell Health’s medical clinicians are here to help students navigate treatment choices about any healthcare issue, and may discuss options for treatment that include CBD for patients who have an interest in this emerging product, any questions about it, or are wondering if it is a possibility for treatment for their symptoms considering their holistic and comprehensive healthcare needs,”