The CBD Store

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The CBD Store or Your CBD Store is a Bradenton, Florida-based retail chain that sells products infused with cannabidiol (CBD) or cannabis oil; substances derived from industrial hemp plants (cannabis sativa) that generally do not contain the psychoactive cannabid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in marijuana cultivated for use as a recreational drug. Products containing CBD are marketed as natural dietary supplements which can help with anxiety and insomnia, as well as pain and inflammation and other complaints. The store offers the product as an oil or in capsules, as well as infused in creams and lotions, or incorporated into other products, including vape oils, cake mixes and pet treats.

The chain had two short-lived Alabama locations. One, owned by Tony Bryan opened in June 2018 at 900 Main Avenue in Northport. Another, owned by Harry Autry and also doing business as Natural Healing of Birmingham, opened in July at 4673 U.S. Highway 280 in northern Shelby County.

Law enforcement agencies in Alabama have investigated businesses that sell CBD, and determined that they violate state law. The West Alabama Narcotics Task Force sent samples from Tuscaloosa-area shops to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and coordinated with the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office and issued a statement that resulted in the Northport store's voluntary closure in mid-October. The Highway 280 store was raided by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force on November 15. More than 150 pounds of cannabidiol-infused products were seized, and Autry was arrested and charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Another Your CBD Store opened at 600 Olde English Lane in English Village in June 2019.

References

  • Byington, Pat (July 26, 2018) "Birmingham opens first CBD establishment, a store with health products derived from cannabis." Bham Now
  • Taylor, Stephanie (October 10, 2018) "Tuscaloosa drug task force targets sale of CBD oil." The Tuscaloosa News
  • Robinson, Carol (November 16, 2018) "Cannabidiol-infused birthday cake mix, pet treats seized in raid on Shelby County store; Hoover man jailed." The Birmingham News

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