Northport is home to one of the first CBD stores in Alabama. CBD has been permitted for certain medical conditions since 2014 in the state, with advances in the program taking place in 2016. Patients aren’t required to be enrolled at UAB Hospital to access CBD any longer.
Alabama allows CBD products to contain up to 0.3% THC, ABC 33 News reports. The residents of Northport have provided positive reviews of the new store. Several have indicated that the establishment will benefit the city.
Owner, Areli Bryan said, “CBD is cannabinoids, our bodies naturally produce them. Most just don’t produce enough.”
Bryan also said, “I was trying to stay away from prescribed medication. So one of my good friends told me about CBD hemp oil. I gave it a try and it helped me. So, I figured if it helped me, it could help others.”
Resident John Tinklepaugh said, “If there’s a benefit to it, if people can use it, I personally think it’s a great thing. If it’s not harmful, I don’t see any reason why they would prohibit the sale of it.”
The city manager, Bruce Higgenbotham confirmed that the CBD store does hole a retail license allowing the sale of the CBD products.
Representative Mack Butler noted the results of research on CBD and the promise it’s shown in the medical community.