MATTHEWS – The Matthews Chamber of Commerce has welcomed one more CBD store to its organization.
Your CBD Source, located at 10416 E Independence Blvd., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 29 with the chamber.
The store has been open since May 1. CEO Christine Cintron-Pecoraro said the response from the community has been “tremendous.”
“We’ve done very little advertising, but we’ve been very busy,” Cintron-Pecoraro said. “We have a lot of returning customers in the six months we’ve been open. They tell their mother, they tell their grandmother, they tell their brother, so we’ve had a lot of success with people feeling good.”
Your CBD Source’s products come in many different forms, from gummies and dog treats to hand creams, oils and vapes.
“I think what sets us apart is that we have a very big selection of CBD,” Cintron-Pecoraro said.
Cintron-Pecoraro said there are some common misconceptions about CBD.
“Some people think that it gets you high, it’s illegal or you need a prescription,” Cintron-Pecoraro said. “It has a bad rep, but it’s so beneficial. It does a lot of healing and helps a lot of people.”
According to Cintron-Pecoraro, people use CBD to relieve stress and anxiety, calm skin rashes and reduce medical problems.
Cintron-Pecoraro said that her employees are very educated about CBD and can help people find exactly what they need.
She also said all of the products sold at Your CBD Source have been tested, while those ordered online from other outlets have a chance of being synthetic.
“We actually go out and meet the farmers,” Cintron-Pecoraro said. “We even have our very own oil that has been very successful.”
Kelly Barnhardt, executive director for the Matthews Chamber of Commerce, said her organization is excited to support Your CBD Source.
“We support anyone who wants to bring business to our area,” Barnhardt said. “They serve a wide variety of people, so we are excited to see what they do.”
Employees at Your CBD Source have taken classes about how to help people with their CBD needs. They hope to continue educating others moving forward and plan to have programs in which doctors will come in and speak about CBD.
Cintron-Pecoraro said she plans to open more stores in the area and help more people benefit from using CBD.