A company from Kansas City, Missouri that specializes in CBD oil, the new wonder cure for everything that ails you, has big plans for Texas.
The company is CBD American Shaman, which is opening stores at a fast clip across the state. There are currently five stores in North Texas — in Carrollton, Hurst, Denton, and Fort Worth — with more on the way in Plano, McKinney, and Allen. There’s a store open in San Antonio, and more stores coming to Austin and Houston.
Short for cannabidiol, CBD oil is a compound found in cannabis plants, aka marijuana. It’s made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then combining it with an oil such as coconut or hemp oil to make it easy to consume. It’s low in THC, the ingredient in marijuana that gets you high, but fans are using it to treat everything from insomnia to pain management to calming their pets.
Most of the fervor has been anecdotal, with few clinical studies on its efficacy. But in June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved CBD as a treatment for two forms of epilepsy — making it the first marijuana-derived product to be approved at the federal level.
CBD American Shaman joins stores such as Rawsome, based in Fort Worth, as well as hundreds of individuals who are