THE first of 15 new cannabis oil shops in the north is to open in Belfast tomorrow.
The CBD Farmacy will open its doors on Rosemary Street in the city centre and the standalone store will be dedicated exclusively to selling cannabis oil and premium cannabidiol (CBD) products.
It stocks CBD (Cannabidiol) products at various strengths including sublingual oil drops, tinctures, capsules, pastes and other edibles as well as creams, balms, e-liquids and suppositories.
In-house treatment rooms will also offer the first CBD oil massage in Northern Ireland.
The family-owned CBD Farmacy plans to open 15 stores across the north in the next 18 months, creating up to 65 jobs. Around 60 of these will be retail roles, with an additional five skilled operatives based at the firm’s Belfast based production facility.
To date the business has invested Â£750,000 in its Northern Ireland operations and will stock its own-brands, which are made at its Belfast production facilities
CBD Farmacy managing director, Brian Geraghty said the new shop is devoted to making high quality CBD accessible to people so they experience its benefits.
“The CBD Farmacyâ€™s range offers full-spectrum oils which contain not just CBD, but other useful phyto-cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids which work together in synergy,” he said.
“We produce our products locally and provide oils that are organic, non-GMO, vegan friendly and derived by super critical extraction methods which produce the purest oils.”
“The CBD Farmacy makes strict brand promises that our products are of a consistently high quality and we will display a full lab analysis showing a detailed cannabinoid profile for each range and batch of oils. This proves authenticity but also aids reliable dosing,” Mr Geraghty added.
The sale of CBD has been legal across the UK since 2016 and high profile advocates include actress Jennifer Aniston, who takes it for pain, stress and anxiety and Back to the Future actor, Michael J Fox, who uses it help with his Parkinson’s disease.
To celebrate the opening of the first Belfast store tomorrow (Saturday) The CBD Farmacy will be running in-store giveaways throughout the day