Sandra Freeman poses in her newly opened Your CBD Store at 430 Northampton St. in downtown Easton. The chain, with more than 300 locations nationwide, sells CBD-infused SunMed products such as gummies, topical creams, oil tinctures and pet products. The Lehigh Valley’s second Your CBD Store opened June 9 at 430 Northampton St. in downtown Easton. The chain’s oil tinctures, available in a variety of flavors and made with organic hemp from Colorado, start at $40 for a 30-milliliter bottle containing 250 milligrams of CBD. (Ryan Kneller/The Morning Call)
No one is immune from health struggles. Whether you’re dealing with a common ailment such as anxiety, arthritis or migraines, or a more serious affliction such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s disease, a growing chain of CBD stores aims to naturally ease pain and hardships stemming from a wide array of health problems.
Your CBD Store, which expanded to more than 300 locations nationwide since founder Rachael Quinn opened the first store in Bradenton, Florida, last year, sells CBD-infused SunMed products such as gummies, topical creams, soft gel capsules and pet products.
CBD is a compound found in marijuana and hemp. But unlike THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana, CBD does not get a person high.
The Lehigh Valley’s first Your CBD Store opened in April at 344 Main St. in Emmaus, and the area’s second location opened last weekend at 430 Northampton St. in Easton. A third store is set to open Monday at 2705 MacArthur Road in Whitehall Township, next to Burger King.
“CBD helps with pain management, including recovery from surgery, as well as a host of other conditions,” said Easton store operator Sandra Freeman, who’s also hoping to open a location in Bethlehem. “For me, personally, I take the oil tinctures because I have IBS [irritable bowel syndrome] and the oils are great for people with intestinal issues.”
Freeman, a Bethlehem Catholic High School graduate who lives in Hellertown, was introduced to CBD while living in Louisiana for eight years. There, she witnessed a friend dealing with severe anxiety find relief through CBD use.
“CBD largely focuses on anti-inflammation,” said Jeffrey Valera, who manages the Emmaus location with his brother, Jonathan. “Inflammation is the cause of countless health issues — from headaches and arthritis to acne and joint pain.”
Your CBD Store products, which also include CBD-infused honey, bath bombs and body lotions, range in price from $10 for lip balm to $300 for a 30-milliliter bottle of oil tincture containing 300 milligrams of CBD.
Tinctures, available in a variety of flavors and made with organic hemp from Colorado, start at $40 for a 30-milliliter bottle containing 250 milligrams of CBD.
The Easton store, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, will hold a grand opening with promotions and giveaways June 28. Info: 484-544-4771.