CBD stores are opening in Alabama. The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill is helping Alabama have access to the hemp-derived substance. CBD is more abundant in hemp than in marijuana.
The Green Cup’s owner, Ray Cuevas, opened his CBD store in Huntsville, WAFF 48 News reports. Cuevas commented that the availability of CBD could be a game changer for pharmaceuticals. He touts the cannabinoid’s potential for being a potential replacement for opioids.
“Prescription pills aren’t always the best remedy for that. Especially because of the side affects you feel, and stuff like that,” according to Cuevas, “It’s more of like a wellness feeling, you know, watch pain disappear, watch anxiety pull back. A good night’s sleep? Yes. High? No.”
Cuevas didn’t deny that people have been obtaining CBD regardless of its availability in Alabama.
He said, “The good thing is now, with the Farm Bill, we don’t need that. You can come right here locally to Huntsville and get everything you need.”
More retailers, like Your CBD Store from Tennessee, also plans on opening CBD stores in Alabama. Specifically Athens, Decatur and Huntsville.
Owner Harley Kenney said, “Pain, anxiety, arthritis, a lot of people use it if they have seizures. We have a lot of cancer patients, it helps them with the pain and the nausea of the treatments.”