Grass Roots is a new shop that specializes in CBD-based products. The store opened in August. (Photo: Staff)
After Elisha Millan lost four friends in two years to opioid abuse and saw how their lives could have been changed by CBD oil, she opened a store for people who could benefit from the marijuana-based supplement.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is one of the two main compounds in marijuana. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, but CBD does not have mind-altering properties.
Like medicinal marijuana, CBD is used for its healing benefits.
CBD oil has been growing in popularity, especially among people with insomnia, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, or opiate or cigarette addictions because of the oil’s pain-relieving and calming effects.
A friend introduced Millan to CBD oil after she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and wanted something to help manage her pain.
Millan said she was impressed with the benefits and wanted to introduce more people to it, removing some of the worries people have about using a product with marijuana