COVINGTON, Ga. - In the last few years, Cannabidiol (CBD) boutiques have begun appearing all over the United States. More than 200 locations have opened or are planned to open nationwide. On April 5, Your CBD Store of Covington opened its doors. The shop is located at 10170 Carlin Drive and is owned by Jeff and Amber Yabuki.
CBD is a natural and organic remedy that is used to aid many common ailments. CBD can help with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, migraines, diabetes, seizures or even problems such as insomnia. CBD is a chemical compound of the cannabis plant. The oil is extracted from the plant and then can be used to produce a wide variety of products that can be found at Your CBD stores.
The most common misconception that hinders the sales and acceptance of CBD is the confusion between hemp and marijuana. Hemp is a cousin of marijuana, and contains almost no tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. THC is the chemical compound found in marijuana in higher concentrations that results in a mind altering high when consumed.
Cannabis contains more than 400 active chemical compounds. CBD helps to provide relief without THC causing the high.
CBD oil eases pain and acts as an anti-inflammatory for people battling arthritis. It can aid problems such as depression and anxiety by regulating the actions of serotonin in the body. Serotonin acts by binding to receptors in brain cells, these cells improve mood and stress control.
The Yabukis began looking more seriously into the benefits of CBD when they heard the success a friend was having using CBD to manage the symptoms of her Crohn’s disease.
“My mom uses our SunMed oil tincture every day,” Amber said. Her mother has suffered with rheumatoid arthritis for years. “My mom was able to step down significantly on the number of pain pills she was taking.”
Amber uses the products herself for both anxiety and a muscle spasm in her neck.
“I was one of those who would lie awake a night for hours going through everything from my day, or what I feared about tomorrow. Now I fall asleep in a second,” she said. “My husband makes fun of me, actually.”
Jeff found relief for an old knee injury.
“I tore my ACL and had to have that completely replaced and my lateral and medial meniscus shaved down. After a year of ‘recovery’ I found I had messed up my left knee compensating for my right,” he said. “I was in constant pain. I started using the 500mg Topical cream and the pain was gone in about a minute.”
The CBD that is sold at Your CBD Store Covington is grown in Colorado and manufactured in Florida. The hemp used is grown organically and tested three times through the manufacturing process to ensure product quality and cannabinoid content. The reports are easy to find just by scanning a QR code on one of the bottles, or they can be found online at cbdrx4u.com.The QR codes are specific to each product and give information on the date of production, as well as the cannabinoid content and, where applicable, terpene profile.
Although everyone in the store is well versed in CBD, there are also doctors and chemists available at the manufacturer’s site in Tampa, Florida. They are available for any more difficult or technical questions that the staff needs help with.
The CBD products that are sold at the Yabuki’s store include a water soluble offered in four flavors, oil tinctures offered in seven flavors, capsules, gummy candies, lotions, pain creams, clearomizers, and an array of beauty products. The shop also sells CBD for pets in the form of treats or oil tinctures dropped into food.