Your CBD Store coming to Fort Dodge

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Some of the CBD supplements that will be sold at Your CBD Store include gummies and tinctures.

A new store selling hemp-based products and supplements will be opening in downtown Fort Dodge in the coming weeks.

Your CBD Store is a franchise that sells Sunmed CBD products. The store will have all USDA-certified organic CBD hemp products, including tinctures, water solubles, gummies, capsules, beauty products and bath products.

“A little bit of something for everybody,” said franchise co-owner Keenan Schuur, of Fort Dodge.

Schuur has been using CBD products for several years.

“With my mental health and anxiety, I wanted a more natural approach,” Schuur, who also co-owns Coldwell Banker Associated Realtors, explained. “I didn’t want to test a bunch of different anxiety medicines — what’s gonna work? What dose? What’s not gonna work? — so I started taking CBD and it’s been a night-and-day difference.”

After experiencing the benefits of CBD himself, Schuur decided he wanted to share that with the Fort Dodge community. He partnered with Jack Hanson, of Fort Dodge, to open the Your CBD Store franchise.

Hanson also knows the benefits of CBD.

“I take it to battle anxiety, and I have more good days than bad days,” Hanson said.

The store will be located at 1026 Central Ave., next to Rieman Music. Lincoln Battcher will be the store manager.

The process of opening the store started about a year ago, Schuur said. They anticipate opening Feb. 6.

Earlier this month, Matt Beno, corporate liaison with Your CBD Store and Sunmed, visited Fort Dodge and went with Schuur and Hanson to different medical providers around the area to share their products.

“We’re all about quality and transparency in our products,” Beno said. “Anything you get in our store is always going to have a QR code on the back with a lot number matched with a lab report for the product.”

He said there’s a stigma with CBD products that you don’t know what’s in it since it’s not regulated. Sunmed goes above and beyond what FDA regulations the CBD industry might eventually impose, he said. Once a product patch is created, it’s sent to a third-party lab for testing. That product is also tested in-house and they compare the lab results to ensure they match.

The products the store will carry include full spectrum CBD and broad spectrum CBD.

“Full spectrum has the legal limit of THC and broad spectrum is just CBD, there’s no THC in it,” Beno said.

CBD, scientifically known as cannabidiol, is a naturally-occurring compound that is found in high concentrations in hemp. Although it comes from the same plant as marijuana, it does not carry the same psychoactive properties and has less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive and illegal compound found in marijuana.

Schuur said they know there will be some misconceptions about CBD products, and they’re prepared for that.

“We’re going to be very much focused on the knowledge and educational aspect,” he said. “We’re all about education.”


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