CBD Store Opens in Moundsville
Marshall County and city leaders were in high spirits Tuesday afternoon for the grand opening of Your CBD Store Moundsville.
The store first opened two weeks ago, at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Fifth Street, selling CBD oil products. CBD oil is used to treat anxiety and relieve inflammation, and is derived from cannabis, though without the active ingredients which provide a high.
Store owner Korrie O’Donnell said she was inspired to set up shop about a month ago, when a friend of hers had luck establishing similar businesses in Follansbee and Weirton.
She hopes her products will be able to help many in the community, with a focus on the elderly. She described her products as “health without the high.”
“I see that cannabis is helping a lot of people, and we need something like this in the area,” O’Donnell said. “A lot of people in the workforce are taking CBD. Naturally, they can’t take anything else that might help them with the same symptoms, anxiety, that sort of thing. This place has been on fire for two weeks, lot of return customers.
“My mission is going to be to go to pain clinics, talk to people with vision problems — really, the people I’m going out for are the elderly. Those are the people this is going to help the most, because they’re the ones with pain, they’re the people who don’t want to go to the big pharmacies. They want to do somewhere relaxing, where they can come in, ask questions, and I’ll tell them everything I know. If I don’t know, I’ll find it for them.”
O’Donnell said she hopes to use her products to help people find alternatives to opioids.
“That’s my demographic — people trying to get away from pain meds,” she said.
Moundsville city manager Rick Healy said he was happy to see a new business crop up in town, and hopes that the relative novelty of Your CBD Store will attract and educate residents.
“Any new business is good business for us,” Healy said. “I’ll be honest, I know nothing about it, and I bet a lot of people don’t, but hopefully they can let people know about it. We’re tickled to death at the new businesses. It’s good to have this lot being used again.”