Appalachian Cannabis Company (ACC) arrived in Morgantown this past weekend.
“Come in, talk to us,” said Chris Yeager, the owner of ACC. “We’re very knowledgeable, not only about the products, but about the laws.”
Opening in what used to be the Sunnyside Superette, ACC sells Cannabidiol (CBD) oil made from hemp plants. CBD contains no more than trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive component that makes marijuana illegal.
CBD oil is available for anyone to buy, since it contains less than the legal limit of THC.
Yeager, who said both his brother and uncle died from opioid addiction, wants his business to combat the opioid crisis.
CBD oil and other natural products have become popular trade-offs for prescription opioids in dealing with pain or anxiety, according to Yeager.
Opening in the middle of a college campus, Yeager said he hopes students might try CBD oil to deal with common student problems like anxiety and would rather have students try natural remedies than use alcohol to deal with problems.
“What we’ve found is that not everybody wants to get high,” Yeager