OMAHA, Neb. —
Faster than it dissolves in water, word is getting out about new CBD products in Omaha.
“It’s been kinda crazy,” Donald Anderson, owner of CBD American Shaman, said.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of more than 100 cannabinoids identified in the cannabis plant.
Anderson just opened his South Omaha shop Thursday, and was already running out of product on Friday. He sells different variations of cannabidiol- in oil, lotion and pill form, to name a few.
The other new shop is located at 96th and L streets.
The CBD Anderson sells is derived from the hemp plant, meaning it contains no detectable amount of THC, which is the chemical compound in marijuana that makes you high.
Curiosity brought a lot of customers in Friday.
“Just trying to get more information before I purchase anything,” one man told KETV.
Others were ready to buy, hoping the hemp products can help with chronic pain, arthritis and other ailments.
Anderson let customers test some of the items out.
“I took it underneath the tongue and the short amount of time it took away, it’s remarkable, the pain,” one customer with a sore neck said, “I feel looser, yeah.”
Nobody walking into the store was confident enough to give out their names or show their faces. Perhaps it has something to do with hemp’s stigma and close family relation to marijuana.
KETV took a sealed vial of Anderson’s hemp oil to Christine Gabig, a forensic chemist for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, for testing. Anderson claims there is no detectable amount of THC in his products.
A chemical test Gabig conducted is supposed to reveal a purple color if THC is present, but the vial containing Anderson’s hemp oil remained clear.
Gabig then ran the sample