Recreational cannabis shops in Southwest Washington are seeing an increasing demand for products with medical properties, such as high CBD edibles and cannabis-infused topicals for pain.
Store managers and owners at the Cannabis Country Store in Battle Ground and The Herbery in Vancouver, Washington, report so much demand for CBD-based products that at times they say it’s hard to keep up.
Washington recreational stores are forbidden by law from talking about medical properties of cannabis, even those that have been backed up by research. That creates problems for budtenders and other store representatives who want to give a wider array of information to customers.
Jim Mullen, Co-Founder and COO of The Herbery in Vancouver, Washington
We have a lot of people that come in seeking information from us for a lot of conditions – chronic pain, migraines, crohn’s disease, PTSD – and we’d love to be able to tell them more directly what cannabis can do for them. But at this point we can’t.
Stores often direct customers to Leafly.com, which has an encyclopedia of cannabis strains and includes information on their medical properties.
Read “Medical product sales on the rise at recreational cannabis shops” by Sue Vorenberg: http://cannabisdailyrecord.com/index.php/2015/09/18/medical-product-sales-on-the-rise-at-recreational-cannabis-shops/