The Vigor of the Wood Dragon: Embracing the Lunar New Year with THCV

Kevin Menard

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As the Year of the Wood Dragon approaches in 2024, we find ourselves on the threshold of a time rich with potential for growth and renewal. 


This period, underpinned by the revered Chinese cultural symbol of the dragon, heralds power, luck, and prosperity. The dragon, a vibrant embodiment of Yang energy within the Tao's dualities, is perfectly balanced by the Yin energy of the white tiger, the sigil of Dragon Hemp's founder, Kevin Menard, LAc


This harmonious interplay mirrors the essence of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), guiding us toward holistic health and wellness. Dragon Hemp's cutting-edge inclusion of THCV in its energy gummies exemplifies this balance, channeling the Wood Dragon's transformative power into our daily lives.

The Dragon and Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Symbol of Healing

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM), the dragon's connection to wellness transcends metaphor, influencing the holistic approaches to health that have guided practitioners for millennia. As a Yang symbol, the dragon inspires action, warmth, and growth—qualities that are essential for revitalizing health and fostering vitality. 


It's within this context that THCV emerges as a key player in Dragon Hemp's arsenal, offering a unique approach to wellness that aligns with the principles of TCM.

The Wood Element and THCV: Synergies of Growth

The Wood Dragon year accentuates the wood element, representing growth, flexibility, and vitality—qualities that THCV complements with its energizing and focus-enhancing effects. Unlike THC, THCV is known for its ability to provide clear-headed energy without the mind-altering high, making it a perfect match for the wood element's emphasis on renewal and vigor. 


This synergy is at the heart of Dragon Hemp's product innovation, especially in its THCV-infused Energy Gummies, designed to harness the year's dynamic energy.

Innovation in Harmony: THCV and the Year of the Wood Dragon

Dragon Hemp's commitment to blending the ancient wisdom of TCM with modern cannabinoid science is epitomized in its use of THCV. This cannabinoid's presence in Dragon Hemp's Energy Gummies underscores a forward-thinking approach to wellness, resonating with the Wood Dragon's spirit of innovation. 


THCV's role in these formulations is a testament to Dragon Hemp's dedication to creating products that not only support physical well-being but also align with the cycles of change and growth inherent in TCM.

A New Chapter of Wellness with THCV

As we step into the Year of the Wood Dragon, Dragon Hemp invites you to embrace the potential for personal renewal and growth. With THCV as a cornerstone of our Energy Gummies, Dragon Hemp offers a path to revitalized health and well-being, reflecting the vibrant energy of the Wood Dragon. This thoughtful incorporation of THCV into our wellness regimen allows us to experience the benefits of this unique cannabinoid, supported by the holistic wisdom of TCM and the innovative spirit of Dragon Hemp.


In this transformative year, let the pioneering spirit of Dragon Hemp, guided by the ancient principles of balance and the innovative application of THCV, lead you toward a state of enhanced well-being and vitality. 


Embrace the journey to feeling like yourself again, powered by the harmonious blend of nature's wisdom and cannabinoid science.

Discover our products to complement THCV in your daily routine.

Our Story.

Dragon Hemp is the practitioner-founded apothecary that produces plant-based therapeutics formulated with a proprietary blend of next-generation botanicals and time honored herbal remedies.


For people seeking treatments that give relief & address the root cause.


Our herbal remedies are innovative and user-friendly, with wellness benefits that are effective & accessible to everyone.


So you can feel like yourself again.


Our Founder.

Kevin Menard, LAc., is the leading practitioner in Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine on the East End of Long Island, with clientele ranging from business executives and fitness professionals to wellness gurus and weekend warriors.


As he cultivated his practice, Kevin began integrating CBD & other cannabinoids, native botanicals, and herbs into his treatments, addressing conditions like pain, musculoskeletal injuries, insomnia, overall wellness, and so much more. 


Following the promising results from his herbal and CBD-infused treatments, Kevin expanded his work, introducing Dragon Hemp to support patient wellness beyond his clinic's walls.

Our Apothecary.

Our Apothecary in Sag Harbor, New York was conceived as a beacon of rejuvenation and wellness in the Hamptons. Much more than a dispensary, at the core of the Dragon Hemp Apothecary is a commitment to education and understanding the benefits of time-honored herbal remedies synthesized with today’s advancements in cannabinoid research. 


Offering an array of products designed to align with the wellness needs of the Hamptons community, the store seeks to bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern applications, making herbal medicine more compatible with our lifestyles today. Our unique apothecary in Sag Harbor not only represents a physical space but also embodies Dragon Hemp's ethos of premium, all-natural, effective wellness solutions, drawing from the rich heritage of the Hamptons and the innovative spirit of New York.


Not your conventional dispensary, our first-of-its-kind retail location, harmoniously balances tradition and innovation with an emphasis on experience and education. We invite you to step inside and let our herbal experts guide you on an exploration of the rejuvenating power of cannabinoids and traditional herbs in a setting that feels both timeless and contemporary.


Designed in collaboration with renowned Alfredo Paredes Studio, the apothecary embodies a sophisticated fusion of old-world tradition and contemporary application. Known for his 33-year tenure as Ralph Lauren Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Alfredo Paredes, a master of crafting memorable retail experiences, helped transform the space into a shining gem of Sag Harbor. Reflecting the premium, natural, and therapeutic essence of Dragon Hemp, every aspect of the store, including the unique furniture pieces from Paredes' line, contributes to an ambiance of refined tranquility and wellness. The design echoes a classic herbal pharmacy blended with a modern aesthetic, mirroring our brand ethos of contemporizing ancient herbal medicine for today’s applications. Read more about our Apothecary design in Forbes.


Standing out on Main Street in Sag Harbor with the glow of our distinctive neon sign, our unique retail store has become a design destination of its own -- beyond just wellness -- in one of the Hamptons’ most popular villages. Whether you’re looking for potent natural therapeutics to tackle pain & inflammation or legal THC products to enhance mood or improve sleep, our apothecary is your safe haven at 108 Main Street.

Our Products.

Our products are formulated to serve the four crucial daily needs most often seen in Kevin’s practice—Essential Wellbeing for comprehensive health, Rest & Restoration to foster rejuvenation, Aches & Pains for relief from discomfort, and Liniments for body care that enhances both physical and emotional wellbeing.


Available in four versatile forms—swift-absorbing tinctures, targeted balms, discreet gummies, and moisturizers—we ensure a suitable choice for every lifestyle and wellness routine.

Our Ingredients.

We carefully select our organically grown ingredients, emphasizing sustainability to protect Earth's biodiversity. 


We believe in transparency in all our processes, from ingredient selection to the methods used by our CBD farmers, who lead the sustainable agriculture charge and concentrate on ecosystem restoration and carbon sequestration.


We're not just about products but about nurturing an understanding of traditional herbal practices and helping people make healthy decisions. 


With respect, we introduce newcomers to the benefits of age old herbal wisdom. 


Our aim is a future where well-being stems from nature, combining timeless knowledge with today's research.


Discover the distinctive characteristics of each herb in our Ingredient Index.