The product comes in all forms — you can eat it, bathe with it or rub it on your skin. Within the past two years, the CBD industry has exponentially increased more than 700%, with no sign of things slowing down. By 2027, the $3.4 billion industry is projected to increase to $24 billion.
On Thursday, Your CBD Store recently added a new location in Pensacola. With more than 600 locations worldwide, Your CBD Store is the largest CBD franchise in the world, with no signs of slowing down.
“The fact is, it’s here to stay, and it’s not going anywhere any time soon,” Your CBD Store Owner Paul Konecny said. “It’s not the same industry that it was two years ago. If you talked about CBD two years ago, people were skeptical about its efficacy. But the truth is, what we know about CBD changes about every 90 days. There’s always new research out there and we stay on top of it.”
Because of this, Konecny recognizes the growing need to shift from promoting the product to educating people about the product.
“You can now buy CBD in places like Bed Bath and Beyond, Circle K, Tom Thumb, even Amazon,” Konecny said. “People will say, ‘Oh I’ve tried CBD before. I got some at Tom Thumb and tried it.’ But the quality won’t be as good.”
Your CBD Store’s products are all-natural, with ingredients that came from the soil and into the oil. But oil isn’t the only form that CBD can be used. SunMed, the company that manufactures Your CBD Store’s products, has rolled out a wide variety of tinctures, gummies, bath bombs, topical creams, vitamin supplements, as well as dog treats for humans and pets alike.
“We have the best products by far,” Konecny said. “All of our products are very similar, but the difference is how you take them. Whether it’s a tincture, that’s slower acting and longer-lasting, or a water-soluble that’s really quick. Our products for pets are actually our number one selling category.”
What sets Your CBD Store apart from the rest is its boutique-style atmosphere. As soon as you walk in the door, you’ll notice the walls splashed with a calming light blue color, with all of the products lined up on shelves for easy browsing.
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“We’re definitely different from most CBD stores,” Konecny said. “When you go in other CBD stores, you’ll see that the products are behind glass cases, under lock and key, and their products might also have hemp leaves prominently featured. We definitely don’t have any of that.”
Although the average age of a Your CBD Store’s customer is 60, Konecny wants to emphasize that its products are for everyone.
“They can literally help anybody,” Konecny said. “Our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids, but when we are stressed, not watching what we eat, they’re blocked and we’re operating at a deficit. We invite everyone to come in and let us help you find the product that is right for you.”
The new Your CBD Store at 4761 Bayou Blvd. in Pensacola is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
This is Konecny’s third Your CBD Store location in the area, the first being in Pace and the other one on Pine Forest Road in Pensacola.. For more information, visit cbdrx4u.com or call 850-857-2080.
Kalyn Wolfe is a freelance columnist for the News Journal. Send new business tips to email@example.com.