West Virginia's First Medical Cannabis Store Provides Pain Relief Without THC

The first store in the entire state of West Virginia to sell medical cannabis is now open in Cross Lanes.

“I really battled for a long time to get the laws changed, and give folks an alternative to prescription drugs. We just felt like it was time to turn the page on this epidemic in our state,” Chris Yeager, the owner of the Appalachian Cannabis Company, told us.

The Appalachian Cannabis Company sells products in many different forms, from vapes and capsules to syrups.

It’s important to note that all of the products sold here do not contain the cannabis with THC, which is what gives you a high, but instead has the medical cannabis with CBD in it that is used solely for pain. And unlike opioids, it is not addictive.

In April, Governor Jim Justice signed a bill that legalized the sale of hemp-derived CBD products across the state.

You don’t need a medical card. You don’t need a prescription. This is all derived from hemp, so you don’t need any of those things to purchase CBD products. You just need to be 18 years old.

The West Virginia legislature also approved a bill that made West Virginia the 29th state to legalize medical marijuana with THC. However, the issuing of marijuana patient ID cards has not began yet, but as soon as it does, the Appalachian Cannabis Company hopes to be able to serve those clients as well.

“Right now, our focus is on CBD and hemp derived products, so we definitely want to focus on that. We’ve got a lot to tackle with just the hemp industry.So right now our primary focus is hemp, but are we excited about the other side of things coming into play? Absolutely! When you are allowed to access to THC and that cannabinoid, it opens up things for you, and it allows you to play with combinations of TCH and CBD, and you get just much better results,” concluded Yeager.

The store is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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