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LANSINGÂ â€” CBD is coming to QD.Â
Quality Dairy is expected to launch cannabidiol products at seven of its 29 area stores Monday, company officials said.Â
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD,Â is a popular cannabis derivative that has littleÂ THC,Â the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
Some cannabidiol productÂ users rave about how the substance reduces anxiety, improves sleep and soothes skin, despite a lack of medical research that proves its health benefits.
“Itâ€™s not our position to make any type of claims,” said Ken Martin, one of two Quality Dairy chief executive officers. “All we know is what weâ€™ve learned.”
Starting Monday, Quality Dairy will sell CBD-infused gummies, drink additives, healing balms,Â oils and more at these locations:Â
Buyers must be at least 18 years old to purchase any CBD products at the stores.
Prices will range from $9.99 for a 5-pack of drink additives to $49.99 for a eyedropper-sizedÂ bottle of CBD extract.Â
All products will be kept near the stores’ registers in secured cabinets.
Quality Diary has no interest in carrying marijuana-infused products, Martin said.Â
“This is not marijuana,” Martin said of CBD. “Thereâ€™s a misconception out there that itâ€™s tied to marijuana.”
The CBD products Quality Dairy plans to carryÂ will be made by Holistic Health International, a company with farms in Kentucky that has plans to open a facility in Lansing, saidÂ Jeff Schook, Quality Dairy’sÂ chief operating officer.Â
Holistic Health’s facility is expected to open later this year at South Washington and West Mount Hope avenues, nearly a Quality Dairy warehouse, Schook said.Â
The City of Lansing’s website indicatesÂ a business called DQ Manufacturing LLC has conditional approval for marijuana growing licensesÂ at 2110 S. Washington Ave.
Messages left Friday with Holistic Health officials weren’t immediately returned.
The company’s websites, holistichealth.com and holisticheal.com, tout the expertise of Dr. Amy Yasko, “an outstanding and recognized pioneer with extensive research and clinical experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and biotechnology.”Â
Messages left with Yasko also weren’t returned.Â
Quality Dairy is expected toÂ open a new Holt store atÂ 2233 S. Cedar St.Â with a patio and drive-thru window by early August, company officials said.Â
Power was turned on for the first time Friday, giving Quality Dairy’s staff the ability to stock the store soon, said Ray Tadgerson, also a company CEO.Â
“Weâ€™re at a point now where weâ€™re getting close,” Tadgerson said.Â
The Holt store’s patio area will be called the “Corner Creamery.” This concept with the drive-thru is expected to serve as a model for future stores and existing locations.Â
Martin, also a CEO, said Quality Dairy officials have discussed the possibility of a store in downtown Lansing.
“One thing Iâ€™ve learned over the years is you never say never,” Martin said. “Thereâ€™s certainly a market in that downtown area. Thereâ€™s no question about it.
“Now it’sÂ a determination whether weâ€™d be the right fit.”
Quality Dairy’sÂ HoltÂ location on Cedar Street has been closed since Oct. 24, 2017 due to an electrical fire.
Eric Lacy is a reporter for the Lansing State Journal. Contact him at 517-377-1206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Â Follow him on Twitter @EricLacy.
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