MICHAEL & ANDREA
CBD HEALTH AND WELLNESS, LLC
Our discovery of the benefits that CBD (cannabidiol) offers began with a search for chronic pain relief. For decades, Andrea has suffered from chronic muscle and joint pain, resulting in a variety of other health issues such as poor sleep, irritability, chronic fatigue and digestive issues. Seeing doctor after doctor, to no avail. Prescription after prescription with no real relief, just negative side effects. There had to be something else. Her continual quest for relief led her to the use of CBD topical pain relief creams. Surprised by the positive results, she added a high, quality CBD tincture at night for sleep and was amazed by getting a full night’s sleep night after night.
Encouraged by those results, we began sharing our discovery with family and friends only to find out several people in our close circle were already using it! Michael’s brother, who suffers from a life-threatening autoimmune disease, has reduced the magnitude of negative side effects, caused by lifesaving pharmaceutical medications. CBD has provided him with a welcome relief you cannot imagine! CBD has also helped Andrea’s parents with pain and sleep, Michael’s mom with arthritis, various family and friends with depression and anxiety support, and symptom support for our good friend who has Multiple Sclerosis. The list goes on!
The more we researched CBD and the body’s own endocannabinoid system (ECS) the more we realized the potential benefits CBD can offer. We had to share this natural supplement that had proven results without the nasty side effects!
Finding CBD in Minnesota
The 2018 Farm Bill made Industrial Hemp Legal and yet it was still difficult to find CBD on store shelves in 2019
WELCOMING & COMFORTABLE
NEW STYLE OF RETAIL
We realized the internet was not a place to introduce CBD to the midwest. CBD in the metro area was limited to smoke shops, vape stores, and head shops. Andrea, a nonsmoker and uncomfortable shopping in a head shop. Not only that, the staff didn't have the product knowledge she seeked. Wouldn't be nice if there was a place Andrea would want to shop? How about a place where our parents would feel comfortable shopping? A place that defies the age old stigma of a typical dispensary? We realized, the midwest needed a new style of retail. That's where our vision of CBD Health and Wellness began. A comfortable, welcoming place.
RESEARCH, EDUCATE, & EXPERIMENT
We began immersing ourselves in learning more about the amazing hemp plant that was banned so many years ago. We learned from experts in the field, experienced users, manufacturers, and more.
SOURCE. EXTRACTION. INGREDIENTS
How it's made is extremely important. Are the ingredients safe? Where are they sourced? Does the company use ethical and safe manufacturing practices? Are they utilizing 3rd party testing to ensure safety and potency?
CBD + Lounge
Brick and mortar was in heavy decline by early 2019, and yet we felt a luxurious, place to shop for high quality hemp products was needed. A place where customers can get the information needed to select the products that best suit their needs. A place to relax and unwind from busy schedules, and stressfull days. We took the risk and opened the doors to CBD Health and Wellness, LLC on November 1, 2019.