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The Hemp Farmacy opens second location on South College Road in Wilmington

The Hemp Farmacy has opened a new location on S. College Road. (Port City Daily photo/BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)
The Hemp Farmacy has opened a new location on S. College Road. (Port City Daily photo/BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)

WILMINGTON — Those looking toward non-pharmaceutical relief for their ailments have one more option as of Monday. The Hemp Farmacy, which has operated a store on Grace Street since November 2016, opened a second store.

The Hemp Farmacy’s second store is opening May 22 at 1402 South College Road, No. 1.

Through a press release, the company promises a “more natural and holistic way to help treat daily wellness and medical conditions with CBD products.”

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound that is found in hemp and medical marijuana. Unlike marijuana’s more prominent compound, THC, CBD has no have psychoactive effects, according to the press release. Therefore, it can be “can safely be used throughout the day by children, animals and adults of all ages without the undesirable cognitive effects of THC.”

“Common issues CBD products have proven to be successful with include, but are not limited to, inflammation, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, autism, ADD/ADHD, epilepsy, cancer, nausea, anxiety and severe pain,” the release states.

In partnership with Hempleton Investment Group, The Hemp Farmacy owns and operates the NC Hemp Farm. The farm will be growing hemp, creating product that will be processed and sold in the stores. This has also allowed for the creation of the Hempleton Farmer Outreach Program, a cooperative group of farmers that want to help bring hemp into large scale production in the 2018 growing season.

“We have been overwhelmed with the amount of support from everyone, and are so grateful to be able to offer a second location of natural alternatives to the east coast,” Christina Sessoms, Hemp Farmacy manager/CBD educator, said.

The stores carry a variety of CBD and hemp-based products, including: tinctures, edibles, vapes, lotions, honey, creams, and pet treats.

In addition, both locations offer free hemp education classes that are open to the public. Classes are Thursdays, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Grace Street, and Saturday mornings and evenings at S. College Road.

Hemp History Week, June 5-11, will be celebrated at The Hemp Farmacy, offering sample goodie bags, special hemp classes and a week dedicated to the beauty and benefits to the hemp plant.

The South College Road store will be open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Grace Street is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.

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