St. Mary's providing CBD products to Northern Nevada patients

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A local CBD product provider has teamed up with a Northern Nevada hospital to give patients a different medication choice

Courtesy: Desert Hemp

Medical experts said whether it’s a chronic headache or suffering with anxiety, the patients who have already chosen this alternative form of medication express the results are clear within a few minutes.

Reno's Saint Mary’s location on Double R. Blvd said, it’s the first medical group in Nevada to provide CBD and THC free products to patients.

"Our brand has allowed that bridge to someone that may have not typically tried CBD to offer that opportunity to those patients," said Ashley Laca.

Saint Mary’s has partnered with Desert Hemp, which is a farm that grows industrial hemp in Fallon and manufactures medical-grade CBD products.

Staci Dooley, a nurse practitioner said, for people facing joint pain, body aches, arthritis, and other issues, the products are already making an impact.

"It’s nice to be able to give people something that is not a prescription, something that they can get addicted too, and just something that is more natural," Dooley said.

Dooley, calling this is a new wave of medicine that is providing relief to our opioid crisis that is reducing the misuse and addiction of prescription drugs. Adding, it is important to clear up a common misunderstanding.

"You’re going to get high or it is going to show up on a drug test and that is not true, with CBD and if it is medical grade and pure like ours is, it’s not going to show up on a drug test, it’s federally legal and it’s just really going help."

In 2018 Ashley and Michael Laca created their business under the Nevada department of agriculture. Ashley claimed their CBD products can be a helpful tool a doctor can give their patients.

"I think ultimately that is what we are all trying to do is to just provide a solution, not a cure, but something to help these individuals who are suffering," said Laca.

Saint Mary’s officials said they plan on distributing their products to other locations in the near future.

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