STATESBORO — After spending about six months working on bringing the store to the Statesboro Mall, Your CBD Store had a soft opening on Feb. 15.
Co-owners Paul Hirschmann and Casey Lassiter have received good reception since the opening.
“I wasn’t really sure what the reaction would be to a CBD store in the mall down here,” Hirschmann said.
Many smoke shops carry CBD products now, but Your CBD Store wants to change the perception that people have associated with these products.
“We want it to feel almost like a boutique store,” Hirschmann said.
All of the CBD products are made with hemp, not cannabis, which means that they are non-psychoactive.
“Our motto’s health without the high,” Hirschmann said.
The store carries a variety of CBD products, including oils, topical creams, water solubles and a skincare line that won an award for best skincare line at a CBD expo last year.
Some of the health benefits associated with CBD products include anti-inflammatory properties, pain relief and anxiety relief.
Since Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp, more stores selling CBD products have been opening.
Currently, the products in Your CBD Store are made with hemp grown in Colorado and bottled in Florida, but Hirschmann said they are trying to obtain a license to grow hemp in Georgia.
Georgia legislature passed the Hemp Farming Act in May 2019, which allows farmers to obtain licenses to grow and sell hemp for commercial use. Colleges and universities within the University System of Georgia are also now allowed to grow hemp for research purposes.
Abby Fuller, The George-Anne News Reporter, firstname.lastname@example.org