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Herald Office Now offering CBD Products and Consultations on Use


November 14, 2019

The Herald is now selling CBD products and offering consultations on the appropriate use of the products, according to Publisher Allan J. Bassler

The CBD products are available at the Herald office at 113 North Market St., across the street from the Choice convenience story in Martinsburg. Customers are welcome to park in front of the Herald building for the duration of the their visit.

The Herald has received its first shipment of CBD products and will be getting more soon, Bassler said.

The Herald is offering high-quality CBD products from CBDistillery, one of the top U.S. suppliers.

According to the company, the CBDistillery was founded in 2016 by “a group of Colorado natives with the people’s best interests in mind.”

“Our founders saw that the emerging CBD industry was vastly overpriced and quickly becoming saturated with inferior products,” the company says of itself. “This inspired the strong belief that people have a right to high-quality, fairly priced, U.S. grown, hemp-derived CBD products, so they set out on a mission to be the premier resource for CBD products and education.”

Bassler said that he has gained some benefits from CBD products and became interested in making the products available in the Cove, along with descriptions of appropriate use of the products.

“There are a lot of false and excessive claims about CBD products,” Bassler said. “There are also a lot of myths and false information. I believe that the products can be beneficial and more people should know about them.”

The first myth is that CBD is the same as marijuana, Bassler said. CBD products are derived from industrial hemp plants. Industrial hemp plants contain naturally occurring, active compounds called cannabinoids. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the cannabinoids found in industrial hemp plants.

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabinoid found primarily in marijuana — CBD (cannabidiol) does not produce any intoxicating or “high” effects, meaning users can experience its benefits without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.

“In short, hemp is cannabis and marijuana is cannabis but hemp is not marijuana,” Bassler said. “CBD products do not provide a drug high. That is not the point of them.”

The second myth is that CBD products are some kind of miracle and can cure any ailment, Bassler said.

“CBD products might provide you with some benefits,” he said. “But CBD products are like anything else in life. The benefits vary from person to person.”

CBD products are available for pets, Bassler said. The Herald also offers these products.

Bassler said that he is available in the Herald office to discuss the possible benefits of CBD. The consultation can be conducted in privacy if the customer desires, Bassler said.

The third myth is that CBD products are illegal, Bassler said. Hemp plants are considered the oldest domesticated crops in our history. Some cannabis plants were selectively bred for religious and medical purposes.

All CBD products sold by the Herald are grown in the USA, Bassler said.

CBD products can be taken in several different ways. As with the benefits, Bassler said, the methods vary depending upon what the individual user prefers. Some people prefer to take a tincture, or oil, which is usually placed under the tongue.

But for those who don’t like the taste of the oil or the under-tongue experience, alternatives are available, Bassler said. There are gummy-bear edibles and soft gel capsules. Also available are salves which are applied directly to the skin of the affected area.

The Herald office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those wishing to purchase products or have a consultation outside of those hours are welcome to call 793-2144 to set up an appointment.


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