A new store in Crescent Springs wants to help customers feel better.
Your CBD Store Crescent Springs celebrated its grand opening on Thursday after being open for a few months. Owner Elizabeth Kirby, a former special education teacher, said the business has been growing very fast since opening its doors. The new store joins a number of other CBD stores in Northern Kentucky.
Kirby said the more she learned about CBD oil ad its health benefits, the more she wanted to educate others about how it could help them.
She said that’s what makes Your CBD Store stand out. She said the store has a „spa-like setting” that is inviting for everyone. Sometimes, she spends up to 30 minutes with a customer to make sure they purchase the products that are right for them.
„We wanted to open a place where anyone would be comfortable,” Kirby said.
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is derived from cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and its components. CBD often comes from a cannabis plant known as hemp, which is defined by the U.S. government as having less than 0.3% THC, the compound that causes marijuana’s mind-altering effect.
CBD doesn’t cause that high, but fans of the products claim benefits including relief for pain and anxiety.
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„We are not a vape shop, we are a learning environment where customers can try products and leave knowing what is in our product,” Kirby said.
Most customers are looking for alternatives to prescription drugs and most are above the age of 55, Kirby said. Her customers are looking to limit the long lists of medications that come with a long list of side effects.
Unlike Kroger and CVS which only carry topical products, Your CBD Store sells oils, creams, edibles, capsules, skin care and products for animals. The shop is part of a small chain and is one of about 400 stores.
Kirby said they want to be the „Starbucks of CBD.”
The Your CBD Store chain also uses a third-party lab to test the quality of their products, Kirby said. The chain even has its own brand, Sunmed. Those products have a QR code that customers can scan to learn more about the products.
„I believe in this product,” Kirby said.
She personally uses CBD oil and has found that it helps her say asleep through the night. She said it’s helped her get more rest and be less stressed.
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Your CBS Store Crescent Springs is located at 2526 Hazelwood Drive and is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.