A new store on the Vestal Parkway is selling CBD products meant to treat a variety of ailments.
Your CBD Store Vestal is holding a grand opening tomorrow from 10 until 6 at its location across from Matthews Planet Pre-Owned.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound made from a hemp plants, which is related to marijuana but lacks THC, the psychoactive component that produces a high.
CBD is said to be effective in treating arthritis, pain, seizures, inflammation, anxiety and depression.
Owner Tim Updegraph first learned of the extract when his wife was taking it to treat her back pain.
He says it later was a useful treatment for his mother’s M-S related pain and his son’s epileptic seizures.
Updegraph, who is from the Elmira area, opened his first store in Horseheads in August as says the response has been tremendous. “People in the community love it. We’ve had doctors tell them to come to our store. We’ve had doctors come in and check us out. They are just very open-minded and there are tons of repeat customers.”
CBD comes in a variety of forms: edibles, vapes, tinctures, water solubles, bath balms, topical creams and even CBD for your pets.
Updegraph says people who are curious can come into the store for a free sample.
His products were manufactured in Colorado, but Updegraph says now that the federal government has legalized hemp, he expects a wider array of products to become available.