Worcester now has a store dedicated entirely to CBD products.
Your CBD Store opened in Webster Square this week, offering a variety of water solubles, topical creams, tinctures and bath bombs designed to help reduce pain and anxiety. The shop sells products for humans and pets.
“I think this is something completely different for Worcester,” owner Alexander Valle said. “We have a couple of dispensaries and that’s geared more toward recreational use, whereas this is more for the aches, pains and other sorts of relief people are looking for.”
CBD is derived from the hemp plant, and while it is a component of marijuana, it by itself does not cause a “high.”
“We have cannabinoids in our system and we just don’t produce enough of it,” Valle explained. “By taking CBD, it allows you to be able to balance off your levels and help with inflammation, which ultimately causes every pain in your body.”
Located at 91 Stafford St., Your CBD Store is part of a national chain that has shops across the country. The Worcester location is the first in Central Massachusetts.
Valle decided to open the franchise after working for a company called UHealthSolutions for nearly 11 years. The organization catered to state-funded programs, and Valle said he loved that his job allowed him to help others in need.
When a friend in Connecticut told him he could open his own CBD shop, Valle said he was excited by the idea of continuing to help people while running his own business.
“I believe having all natural, organic products with zero THC is huge for Worcester just in general because it gives you another place to look when you want another source of relief,” he said.
The shop is pet-friendly and sells tinctures and treats for dogs.
It will be open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning next week.