WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington business that aims to provide a natural alternative to daily wellness just opened its second set of doors.
Separate from THC, the most prominent compound found in marijuana, CBD does not have psychoactive effects and can be used by children, animals and adults of all ages without the cognitive effects of THC.
The Farmacy says CBD products have proven to be successful with inflammation, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, autism, ADD/ADHD, epilepsy, cancer, nausea, anxiety and severe pain.
Christina Sessoms, manager of the South College Road location, suffered from seizures after a fall, and found relief in CBD products.
"I've only had one seizure since I started, and that was the day I missed my dose," Sessoms said.
Both locations carry products like tinctures, edibles, vapes, lotions, honey, creams, and even pet treats. The stores also offer free hemp education classes on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. along with morning and evening classes on Saturdays at the South College Road location.
Sessoms said she is so happy the products she believes in are seeing so much success.
"We didn't really know what to expect, if we'd be welcomed with open arms or pushed away--and it was just incredible the amount of support we had from local law enforcement and the community."
The Hemp Farmacy owns and operates the NC Hemp Farm and will be growing hemp that will be processed and sold in their stores.