BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) – – The first CBD oil store is now open in Birmingham. The CBD Oil Store opened on Highway 280 by the Bailey Brothers store two weeks ago.
The store owner, B.J. AutryÂ says all products are Cannabidiol or CBD based. He says the product are derived from the hemp plant which is not the same as marijuana. Autry says the products do not contain the psychoactive component THC.
â€śThereâ€™s no euphoric effects from any of our products, the only thing you can feel is a calmness, relaxation. Itâ€™s the health without the high.â€ť said Autry.
Autry says the products care used to treat things like chronic pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and many other conditions.Â
â€śIt helped me with my type 1 diabetes. And my A1C levels have been great.â€ť said Autry.
The products include edibles, creams, lotions, pills, and the oil you can take orally and mix with water. The store also sales products for pets.Â
Joe Benintende was paralyzed for 7 years before he started walking again.He’s been sober for 33 years and can’t take most pain medication prescribed by doctors. He hopes to use the products to treat chronic pain.
â€śPeople like me, I canâ€™t take a lot of the medicines they prescribe because I know what it does to my body. No matter what, I either have to take Tylenol and suffer through the pain, or find a healthier alternative.” saidÂ Benintende
Another CBD oil store opened in Northport last month called The CBD Store of Northport.