5 CBD stores have popped up in Greenville since October, and more are coming. Here’s why.

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Stores centered on selling cannabidiol products have seemingly popped up overnight in Greenville, with five stores setting up shop since October.

GVL CBD Co. is a wholesaler that opened in October 2018. Their products are available online or at various retailers, both of which are listed on their website, gvlcbd.com. Your CBD Store opened in November 2018. The first Greenville location is at 1461 Woodruff Rd., Suite C, Greenville, SC 29607. Two more are planned to open on Augusta Street and North Pleasantburg Drive by May 1. Purely CBD of Greenville opened in December 2018. You can find the shop at 102 W. North St., Greenville, SC 29601. Grassroots Remedy opened in February 2019, located at 1791 Woodruff Rd., Ste. L, Greenville, SC 29607. CBD Greenville opened in March 2019. You can find the shop at 3109 White Horse Rd., Greenville, SC.

Commonly known as "CBD," cannabidiol is a cannabis extract that, unlike THC found in marijuana, won’t get you high. It’s gaining steam for wellness uses and can be found in oils, body lotions, bath scrubs, candy, and even dog treats.

An assortment of CBD oils are on display at Get Weird Vape Smoke Shop on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.

The cannabis industry got a huge boost this past December after President Trump signed the Farm Bill, which made it legal for hemp to be cultivated on a large scale. In turn that’s paved the way for more businesses to have an opportunity to create hemp-based products, like CBD oils and lotions.

That change in the law was a factor in some of the openings, but not all of them. GVL CBD Co. was influenced by the Farm Bill, managing partner Aaron Schuyler said, as was Purely CBD of Greenville, that store’s owner, Cassandra Watts, said.

But for Your CBD Store, Grassroots Remedy, and CBD Greenville, the product’s health benefits were the main driving force behind the openings, spokespeople for those stores said.

Your CBD Store owner Dylan Lyons saw CBD help a friend with Crohn’s Disease, his mom with arthritis and others with anxiety and depression and wanted to spread that healing power to others.

“For me that’s really all that it took, seeing that it was actually helping people," Lyons said.

A number of other retailers in Greenville are now carrying CBD, as well. Here are some other places you can find it:

Get Weird Vape Smoke Shop, 3113 N. Pleasantburg Dr. C, Greenville, SC 29609Smoke ‘n Brew, N. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville SC 29609Smoke n’ Brew 2, 1401 Woodruff Rd., Greenville SC 29607Garner’s Natural Life – Pleasantburg, 27 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607Garner’s Natural Life – Woodruff, 1601 Woodruff Road, Suite A-B, Greenville, SC 29607Compounding Solutions, 1607 Laurens Rd., Ste 110, Greenville, SC 29607Pure on Main, 233 N. Main St., Unit 105, Greenville, SC 29601

Did we miss any places where you can buy CBD products in the Greenville area? Email reporter Gabe Cavallaro at gcavallaro@greenvillenews.com.

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