KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WFFT) - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a bill that allows for the widespread sale of a cannabis-derived oil just one day before a new hemp store opened in Kendallville.
Pure Dream was busy Thursday to get their hands on their CBD oil.
Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is derived from marijuana and hemp and is believed to have therapeutic benefits, but it lacks the stuff that will get you high.
People from the region drove to see what the store has to offer.
"I think they are going to have a great start here because people do go to Michigan for them. I'm looking forward to trying out the oils," said Jennie Parsley.
Parsley said her daughter, who lives in Tennessee has been using CBD for two years to help with anxiety and fibromyalgia.
"It's been great results for her, so I'm happy it's here," she said.
Pure Dream coincidentally opened after Governor Eric Holcomb signed a law legalizing CBD.
"I had chills. I still have chills thinking about the timing. It's impeccable. We opened today," said Stevie Christian, co-owner.
The law includes labeling requirements and limits THC to 0.3 percent in CBD products.
Pure Dream didn't have products with THC because they weren't planning for it to be legal right away.
However, they still sold out of what they did have.
Owners are hoping this will help drive the local economy.
"People drive to Fort Wayne to get some vegan food if that's what I have to do. We know the fact that people need and want these products, that if they have to drive an extra 10 - 20 minutes, they will," said Tina Aumsbaugh, co-owner.
"Parsley said she wasn't surprised to find the store low on inventory.
"From the feedback we were getting, I was afraid by the time I got here this afternoon it would pretty much be sold out," said Parsley.
Pure Dream is open Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
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