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Kansas hemp farm goes from farm to CBD store High Point Pharms

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NICKERSON – When a Nickerson family started growing industrial hemp for CBD oil, the Kansas market was still in its infancy and prices were competitive. But two years later, the return on investment for that crop has decreased significantly.

After much deliberation, the Hiatt family, who run High Point Family Farms, decided to remove the middleman in late May and opened a storefront on Main Street in Hutchinson – High Point Pharms.

They sell their own CBD oils, pet tinctures, bath bombs, and lotions. They also sell lip balms and ointments made from their own hemp product. Some of the products in the High Point Pharms store are handcrafted, including the body butter.

“I believe in this product. I use it for autoimmune arthritis,” said Sara Hiatt, the family matriarch. “People like to sleep and to be afraid.”

Unlike this shop, many of the CBD products sold in Sunflower State do not come from Kansas fields.

“We hope to open more stores at some point,” said Sara. “We’re always trying to figure out what to do.”

More:Kansas companies join forces to create the state’s largest hemp dryer

Fifth generation farmers grow organic vegetables, wheat and beef at Green Acres Farm in Dighton. In 2019 they started growing hemp. Now they are selling hemp CBD tinctures and orange gums over the internet in addition to other products made on their family farm.

Products from High Point Pharms include pet CBD supplements, body butters, and cinnamon-CBD supplements.

South Bend Industrial Hemp sells its oils and hemp hearts at High Point Pharms at 321 N. Main St. in Hutchinson and also on its own farm in Great Bend.

The Hiatts are responsible for growth. But most of the burden falls on Nate, and all the other Hiatts lend a hand. As for running the store, that rests on the shoulders of Nate’s brother Drew. Her parents, Sara and Bob, both help out on the farm and in the retail business.

“I’m really passionate about helping people,” said Drew. “What could be better than helping people than selling the stuff that makes them feel better.”

More:Industrial hemp products offer growers and producers new opportunities

Growing hemp

Growing industrial hemp for CBD is difficult, especially if you’ve grown wheat, corn, and soybeans like the Hiatts. Harvesting requires more care and more one-on-one care.

“What we’re doing now is extremely large-scale gardening,” said Sara.

Nate and his father, Bob, start with the seedlings, which they must buy from a reputable dealer as these can make all the difference. They plant the seeds in their hoop house and always try to remove the male plants – which could ruin the stock.

“We germinate in May,” says Nate, who runs the hemp farm.

High Point Pharms grow their own industrial hemp to make a variety of CBD products, including oils, bath bombs, lotions, and tinctures for pets, which they sell in their retail store on Main Street in Hutchinson.

After about a month, they bring the harvest to their field, which is primed with catch crops of rye, vetch, and clover – which they roll to flatten. To help against pests, sunflowers are planted both outside the hoop house and in the fields.

“We’re trying to bring (attract) the beneficial insects (with the flowers),” said Nate.

Nate’s grandfather works the land around the family home conventionally. Like his mother and father, he grew up farming and using conventional methods, but Nate wants to treat the hemp field differently. On these two hectares he practices regenerative agriculture – no tillage, no herbicides and always a living root in the soil.

Each member of the Hiatt family has various jobs in High Point Pharms' industrial hemp production and sales of the products the hemp is made into, with Bob and Sara Hiatt, left, their son Drew, right, and son Nate, not illustrated.

Last year, part of the Hiatt’s 2,000 plants had to be destroyed because they were tested above the Kansas THC limit. But Sara said they still had more than enough, about 2,000 pounds of biomass, to dry and send to a processor. Besides, she quipped, it was a lot less weeding.

At the beginning of August the plants begin to bloom and must be harvested.

“We’re always learning what to do and what not to do,” said Nate. “We’re always trying new things.”

More:Kansas Farmer invents robots to decapitate weeds and reduce pesticide use on crops

Cannabis growers have lost weight this year

The number of hemp producers in Kansas is down more than 50% from two years ago, from more than 200 to about 80 this year, but the number of processors has increased to 11.

Nate Hiatt talks about the hemp plants they grow outside with a shade net near his Nickerson farm.

Most processors work with CBD; However, South Bend IH recently opened an industrial hemp processing facility, SBIH Processing, in Great Bend.

More:The first industrial hemp fiber processing facility opens in Kansas in Great Bend

In addition to selling their own CBD products and other non-THC natural hemp products made in Kansas, the Hiatts plan to sell other Kansas made goods in their store. They still decide what types of products to sell.

“We just wanted to grow and sell the crop – not the end product,” said Sara. “The market made us do it. It’s not that we don’t like to be here. But it’s not what we expected.”

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Hyatt in Incline announces new treatment menu at Stillwater Spa

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, the only full-service waterfront resort in North Lake Tahoe, announces a new treatment menu at the award-winning Stillwater Spa & Salon. The new menu features customized treatment journeys that focus on the guest’s overall intention for their spa experience.

“We are thrilled to unveil a brand-new service menu at Stillwater Spa. The menu features holistic healing practices such as aromatherapy and Ayurveda paired with modern approaches for an elevated spa experience,” said Julie Orblych, director of spa and wellness at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. “My talented team and I have worked hard to create a menu of spa experiences designed to focus on wellness intentions. Rather than providing a list of traditional services, the menu matches guests with the services that best fit their overall wellness goals, whether that’s finding a sense of calm or balance from a massage, or seeing a glowing or hydrated result from a facial.”

Stillwater Spa’s updated service menu features five new massages guided by intention including “Balancing,” “Calm,” “Immunity,” “Renew,” “Love,” and “Unity.”

The “Balancing” massage uses Ayurveda dosha balancing techniques while utilizing warm herbal-infused oil. The “Calm” intention massage is designed to promote a sense of overall wellbeing with aromatherapy featuring lavender bergamot, clary sage, and chamomile to comfort and calm. The “Immunity” intention utilizes a relaxing massage that incorporates essential oils traditionally used to boost the immune system, and the “Renew” service is ideal for travel fatigue with refreshing and invigorating aromatherapy. Finally, the “Love” service inspires self-care and is designed to encourage a sense of joy, and “Unity” is a couples’ massage designed to enhance overall balance of the mind, body, and soul.

Each massage option can be enhanced with a deep tissue muscle renewal, or the application of CBD oil to help further relieve muscle pain or tension.

The new facial options include the “Indulgence” anti-aging facial that features a protein-rich caviar and powerful marine actives to firm and refine skin tone. The Ultimate Hydrafacial treatment includes lymphatic drainage, LED light therapy, and a hydrating algae gel mask.

The “Rejuvenate” facial option uses Intraceuticals Oxygen to naturally cool and calm the skin followed by the application of concentrated serums, and the “Glow” option features a super charge of Vitamin C combined with an AlphaBeta® Professional Peel System.

Guests can also select from two signature experiences. The “Peace” signature experience includes a stress relieving neck, shoulder, scalp and focused foot massage while wrapped in warm linens steep in an herbal detox infusion. The “Harmony” signature experience incorporates the use of a bioacoustics mat, which delivers low frequency sound pulsations designed to provide a deep acoustic massage for joint and tissue relaxation.

Additionally, Stillwater Spa offers a selection of updated body treatments. The services include the “Refresh” body treatment consisting of a full body exfoliation followed by a hydrating moisturizer; the “Relief” body treatment which includes a powerful blend of water-soluble broad-spectrum CBD, and flotation therapy sessions utilizing “Pearl,” the resort’s spacious float orb.

For more information, visit HyattRegencyLakeTahoe.com, or call 775-886-6745.

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Taking CBD with herbal supplements could cause severe heart symptoms

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Share on PinterestCombining different herbal supplements could lead to severe cardiac problems, a case study suggests. MEHAU KULYK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

  • Using herbal supplements, including derivatives of cannabis, is becoming more and more popular.
  • Some supplements are easy to get over the counter and are not as highly regulated as other medications.
  • A recent case study demonstrates that using certain supplements in excess can lead to severe heart problems.

People’s use of supplements has increased in recent years. Many supplements may carry a certain amount of health benefits, but as they are not regulated, people should also exercise caution.

A recent case report published in Heart Rhythm Case Reports demonstrates that the excessive use of certain substances such as hemp oil could lead to severe cardiac problems.

Supplements are readily available to consumers and can offer various health benefits. For example, dietary supplements provide more of the substances found in food, such as specific vitamins or minerals.

Unlike medications, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not offer as much regulation for dietary supplements.

dr Edo Paz, cardiologist and vice president of Medical at K Health, who was not involved in the study, explained the issue with supplements to Medical News Today:

Because the FDA regulates supplements differently than medications, the supplements are not well-studied, so the precise characteristics and side effects are not well known. You may even see variations in the preparation based on the distributor and batch.”

dr Paz said he encourages his patients to avoid supplements, out of a lack of solid data.

“If they do plan to use them, I do my best to research the possible side effects and drug-supplement interactions, but this is not always possible given the lack of data,” he added.

A few examples of common supplements include calcium, vitamin D, garlic, and ginkgo. Sometimes, supplements are a combination of many compounds, such as the supplement berberine, which may be helpful in the improvement of heart problems and gut health.

The CBD market

One group of supplements that have become quite popular are those derived from cannabis. A few examples of cannabis derivatives include hemp oil and cannabidiol (CBD).

Hemp oil has many potential benefits, including helping reduce muscle tension and stress and pain relief. Similarly, CBD may help with pain relief and may even help to reduce anxiety.

Currently, the FDA has only approved one derivative of CBD oil for medicinal use, Epidiolex, which can be used to treat seizures. Different derivatives of cannabis are still available as supplements, meaning that people can buy and use them without supervision from a medical professional.

The case report in question examined one 56-year-old woman and her severe symptoms that coincided with supplement use. She experienced episodes of syncope (fainting) and dizziness.

Upon cardiac evaluation, medical professionals discovered that she had low blood pressure and an abnormal heart rhythm called Torsade de Pointes. This particular disturbance in heart rhythm can become life threatening.

She also experienced a prolonged QTc, which indicates problems with the heart’s electrical signals. Prolonged QTc is often associated with Torsade de Pointes.

Her magnesium levels were also low, and after treatment with intravenous magnesium and saline fluids, her heart rhythm stabilized. Her personal medical history was unremarkable. But she revealed that she had been taking hemp oil that contained both CBD and cannabigerol (CBG).

She claimed to be taking it for stress-related reasons and was taking it at six times the recommended dose. She was also taking supplements containing berberine.

Doctors discontinued all of her supplement use while she was in the hospital. After five days, her heart rhythm returned to normal.

Based on data from this patient and their study of data surrounding these supplements, study authors think that these supplements caused the patient’s QTc prolongation.

dr Paz noted that the case showed “a frightening side effect of herbal supplements.”

“In this case, the patient used various supplements, which resulted in a cardiac electrical abnormality called QT prolongation. The patient even developed a feared and potentially deadly consequence of QT prolongation called torsades de pointe, which can degenerate to sudden cardiac death,” he told MNT.

dr Paz said that thanks to the clinical team the cause of these effects was identified, and the electrical abnormality resolved after the patient stopped taking them.

This particular case study examined supplement use in one individual and the potentially severe cardiac problems that may follow. However, it is essential to note that she took an exceptionally high amount of hemp oil.

The patient was also taking more than one supplement, so her heart problems likely cannot be strictly attributed to one of them.

Pharmacology expert Professor Gary Stephens from the University of Reading, who was also not involved in the study, noted to MNT that more clinical trials regarding the use of these supplements were needed because of the limited data.

We need to perform controlled clinical trials with properly defined medicines of standardized composition,” he said.

However, Prof. Stephens also pointed out that he was not aware of any adverse cardiovascular effects ascribed to CBD in clinical trials.

“I’m unfamiliar with berberine, but the authors point out themselves that it has been reported to cause the cardiac side effect in the title of the paper,” he added.

dr Stephen Alexander with the University of Nottingham, and a cannabis expert who was not involved in the study, said people should use supplements cautiously.

“I would not expect the use of CBD or hemp oil to have a widespread negative impact on cardiovascular health, but it does underline the need to respect these agents and to treat them seriously (rather than to exceed recommended doses or combine with other poorly characterized supplements),” he told MNT.

He said the study highlighted the need for greater awareness and education about the use of supplements, in particular those derived from cannabis.

Disclaimer: Professor Gary Stephens has done some consultancy work for Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Jazz Pharmaceuticals also bought out the company GW Pharmaceuticals, the company behind the multiple sclerosis treatment nabiximols, which was the first cannabis-based medication licensed in the UK Prof. Stephens has also received funding from GW Pharmaceuticals. dr Stephen Alexander has been recruited to the Scientific Advisory Board of Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

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iHemp Provides The Most Potent Vape Cartridges In Winston Salem And High Point, NC

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High Point, NC, 20th May 2022, ZEXPRWIRE, Vape cartridges are gaining recognition as a discreet and clean manner to consume cannabis. In Winston Salem and High Point, NC, iHemp supplies the most powerful vape cartridges to the people in these regions. The vape cartridges from iHemp are filled with pure, unadulterated cannabis oil and provide an exceptional vaping experience. iHemp’s selection of vape cartridge strains is sure to satisfy even the most discerning cannabis enthusiast.

iHemp also provides quality CBD oils that are purchased alongside the vape cartridges. The CBD oils from iHemp are some of the most potent and pure on the market. iHemp’s CBD oils are sure to provide possible relief from a variety of ailments and can be used as a preventative measure for many common health problems. These oils are sometimes prefilled in the vape cartridges or added manually by the consumer, depending on which type of vape cartridge the user purchases.

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The vape cartridges from iHemp have been selling well, and customers who have gotten a taste of it are coming back for more because they know that they won’t find a better product elsewhere. Over the years, iHemp has instilled trust in their customers because they always put quality first. When it comes to finding the most potent vape cartridges in Winston Salem and High Point, NC, iHemp is the go-to place for all CBD needs.

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Looking for the most potent vape cartridges in Winston Salem and High Point, NC? Look no further than iHemp. iHemp provides quality cannabis products that could improve consumers vaping experience. With a wide selection of strains available, there’s something for everyone at iHemp. Be sure to check out iHemp’s selection of CBD oils as well! Read more about pure CBD.

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