CBD Store of Michigan finds its place in the local business landscape
Rod Glupker spent a decade fighting the pain that came from his degenerative disc disease. From rounds of physical therapy to steroid injections nothing seemed to provide the kind of relief he was seeking.
Then one day his wife Liz offered up an alternative.
“When I took it it actually helped. It gave me the relief I’d almost given up hope of finding.”
The product she shared?
The results were so profound that Glupker began doing the research. He attended seminars, took online courses and learned everything he could about CBD.
When he spoke to friends about it they expressed an interest so he bought a few bottles to sell. Soon he had more people inquiring about CBD and it became necessary to open a store to handle the increase in demand.
From those early beginnings the CBD Store of Michigan now offers over 60 brands and over 200 products with CBD in everything from the popular tinctures to coffee,gummies, creams salves, energy drinks and more.
Having begun their brick and mortar experience in a shop near the Fremont Farmers Market the store recently moved to a prime spot on the main drag across from the city hall and fire department.
And business is thriving.
What is CBD?
Well, what it is NOT is marijuana, a common misconception. CBD is a chemical compound from the Hemp plant. CBD does not contain THC, which is the component of marijuana that produces a “high”.
Getting this message out has been important and the CBD Store is not to be confused with a dispensary where medical and recreational cannabis is sold.
With a growing popularity and availability Glupker emphasizes the need for customers to be educated on a product still not regulated by the FDA.
“What we offer might be more expensive than what you might buy at a gas station or convenience store but the big difference is in the quality of the product.”
CBD Store puts their products through a rigorous testing regimen to ensure both the appropriate potency as well as the purity of the items they sell.
They also use local growers for many of their products including their own brand Blue Lake CBD.
Anxiety, Sleep problems, panic attacks and of course chronic pain are but a few of the issues CBD is sought by customers seeking relief.
And they even stock products aimed at pets.
“People who have dogs that experience anxiety, especially those who react strongly to the 4th of July fireworks report that their pets got through the night without the usual angst associated with the holiday. Customers also say the product has helped dogs who become anxious on car trips.”
The new store has plentiful products (in a number of flavors) and the depth of knowledge along with an ‘educational center’ in the store serves to answer any questions customers may have about CBD.
We asked Rod and Liz what they wanted people to know about their shop.
“We can help you. If you have issues with pain. anxiety, stress, sleep problems and panic attacks we can help.”
The CBD Store of MIchigan is located at 37 E Main in Fremont.
Their hours are M-F 10am-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm.
For more information you can visit their website at https://www.cbdstoremi.com/#/