The Appalachian Cannabis Company, which specializes in CBD products, has opened in West Virginia – the first store of its kind in the state, WCHS/WVAH reports. The shop is owned by Chris Yeager, who spent a few years in Colorado learning about CBD and the cannabis industry.
“We wanted to bring the knowledge, we wanted to bring the experience and we want to spearhead this industry for the state of West Virginia,” Yeager said in the report. “We want to be able to provide a non-psycho[active], non-addictive product, and we’re able to do that with CBD.”
In April, the legislature passed, and Gov. Jim Justice signed, HB.2526 which included language to legalize the sale of hemp-derived CBD products in the state and the measure took effect on July 7. Justice also approved in April a bill expanding the eligibility for West Virginia hemp cultivation licenses.
West Virginia officials only just began developing the rules and regulations for the comprehensive medical cannabis program in May, and the CBD shop does not fall under the jurisdiction of the medical cannabis program.
The Appalachian Cannabis Company is offering a wide-variety of company-branded CBD products, including capsules, gummies, liquids and lotions.