- The CBD products in the pharmacy will exclusively come from Head and Heal.
- The co-founder of Head and Heal is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration.
The college experience can be a time filled with fun and pursuing your passions, but it can also involve a lot of stress, anxiety, and headaches, especially at a school as good as Cornell. Luckily, these issues are easily handled by treating with cannabidiol (CBD), which is a substance that comes from the cannabis plant.
While CBD medicines and remedies were only available in alternative health shops before December last year, the passing of the Farm Bill created new opportunity for the public. As a result, there are many new companies launching products, some of which are even carried in specialty pharmacies and dispensaries. For the students at Cornell, they will only have to travel as far as the campus pharmacy, starting this semester.
Tracey DeNardo, the Cornell Health Pharmacy manager, spoke with The Sun in April this year, stating that the team was working to perform a review through the summer to see if any CBD products would be eligible for sale through that pharmacy. The review has already ended, as the team decided to carry local brands of CBD.
Speaking with The Sun, DeNardo stated that the pharmacy at Cornell will now be providing students with “locally sourced CBD tinctures, lotions, salves, and soft gels from Head and Heal in Cortland.” Head and Heal is about 30 minutes away from the Ithaca campus of Cornell, based out of Main Street Farm. While Main Street Farm was originally a place for growing organic vegetables and fruits, it presently is the home to over 40 acres of cannabis sativa plants. The farm also processes its oil on-sit and distributes the products in New York at farmers markets.
Karli Miller-Hornick, the co-founder of Head to Heal and a 2012 graduate of the School of Hotel Administration, said,
“I got really emotional while they were here; it felt like things had come full circle. When I was an undergrad, there were the most student suicides in a single period. It’s hard, you’re under a lot of pressure as a Cornell student. The whole time I was thinking, ‘How could I make this better?’”
Head and Heal has two main goals – to deliver high quality products to consumers and to get rid of the stigma around consuming cannabis products. All products from Head and Heal will be available in the Cornell during the fall semester, with the exception of their pet treats. Presently, the most popular product is a 600 mg tincture, which is used for headaches, anxiety, and insomnia.