The first store selling medical cannabis is opened in Kanawha County. The products come in several different forms, from gummies and capsules to lotions.
Wendy Newman suffers from Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and anxiety. “A lot of times I don’t even want to get out of the house because I just cringe,” Newman said,
The one thing she has found that eases her symptoms is cannabis from hemp. “It has been helping me tremendously,” Newman said.
With the opening of Appalachian Cannabis Company on Saturday, she now has a place to get the CBD products that work for her. CBD stands for cannabidiol and unlike cannabis products that contain THC there is no high, and unlike opioids it is non-addictive.
“I don’t like the THC high, so I am so ecstatic with the hemp oil and the CBD because I don’t have to worry about getting a fuzzy head,” Newman said.
Those characteristics are a focus for owner Chris Yeager. “We want to be able to provide a non-psycho, non-addictive product, and we’re able to do that with CBD,” Yeager said.
Yeager spent a few years in Colorado learning the ins and outs of the cannabis industry with the goal of bringing it to his home state.
“We wanted to bring the knowledge, we wanted to bring the experience and we want to spearhead this industry for the state of West Virginia,” Yeager said.
Yeager says with medical cannabis now being legalized in West Virginia, many might not understand its purpose but encourages anyone with questions to come to the store.
“Don’t just sit by and not get the information, because it’s out there and we do want to act as a resource to anybody in the community that wants to come out and gain the knowledge about this industry and about this plant,” Yeager said.
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