Pam and Tom Connor opened their first local CBD store in Columbus two years ago this month. Today, they have five Your CBD Stores including one in Ladonia.
“I enjoy helping people and seeing the relief in people who have tried everything under the sun. They were miserable and don’t want to be on drugs that have side effects that make them angry or depressed,” Pam said as to why they love being in the CBD business. “To see us be able to help people in discomfort and then walk out of here with a smile on their face.”
Tom is a walking testimony about the use of CBD oils. Years ago, he spent 50 percent of his time in a wheelchair because of back pain and knee weakness. Today, he only uses a walking stick as a safety precaution.
“This is the only job I ever owned that I enjoy going to work every day,” he said. “I can send people out pain free.”
Pam said that she and Tom were turned on to the CBD industry after a friend with severe Crohn’s disease was “like a new person,” after just a few months.
“We asked her what she was doing,” Pam said. The friend revealed that CBD oils were the answer.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is an oil from the hemp plant. It is similar to essential oils. It does not contain THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. CBD may help ease pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and other ailments.
When you walk into Your CBD Store, there are displays throughout that feature a variety of products, such as water soluble, edible gummies, pet products, beauty products, and more. Staff members are ready to help in any way they can.
“All of our staff is trained to ask questions, give answers, and lead you down a path that will hopefully fix whatever you’ve got whether it be stress, anxiety, or pain,” Tom said.
Pam said the staff can make suggestions based on what has helped others, and their motto is to start low and move slow with the products.
“We’re not doctors, but we can tell you what has worked for others. You cannot overdose on CBD, but you can waste it,” Pam said. Everyone’s body is different, she said, and your body will tell you what products work and how much you may need.
Tom shared stories of people he knew with ailments and issues who have been helped with CBD, including a man who couldn’t walk upright or lift one of his legs until after taking CBD on a regular basis and another who was able to get off morphine for pain after taking CBD for six weeks. He concluded his stories with one about a child who was hyperactive and couldn’t focus. He started taking CBD gummies and even his teacher noticed the difference in his attention span.
“That’s the joy she and I get in this business,” Tom said.
All of the products in the store are of the highest quality and come from a manufacturer in Florida that tests its own products and has third-party testing for quality. The Ladonia location is one of five that Pam and Tom own, and one of more than 600 branded stores across the country and overseas, they said.
The duo warns, though, of products from stores that don’t specialize in CBD. Those products could be less quality or even risk having THC in them. Your CBD Store carries zero-THC products and has lab reports they can show customers.
“You have to know the quality of what you’re getting,” Pam said. “Know your product. We give free samples so you know if it works for you.”
The two have a wealth of knowledge to help the community. Use the coupon below on your next visit.