Tallulah CBD + Juice Bar had its grand opening on Sept. 16 and has not slowed down yet. On Sept. 24, owner Ashley Guy did a pop-up shop at Pure Barre North.
Guy, who previously suffered from arthritis and neck pain, began using CBD products to aid with pain relief. Over a period of time the pain decreased and gradually stopped. She now would like to help others attain similar results.
Cannabinol, also known as CBD, is said to be a natural solution to sleep problems, long-standing pain, anxiety and stress.
The 37-year-old’s original goal was to only open a juice bar. After moving from Olympia, Wa., where there were several juice bars, Guy began to notice the lack of juice bars in Tallahassee. She then decided to couple her love for juice bars with her advocacy for use of CBD products, spawning Tallulah CBD + Juice Bar.
While Tallahassee is home to several other CBD stores, Tallulah claims to have the largest selection of products.
“I wanted a variety of everything. I wanted to have the largest selection to be able to compete,” said Guy.
The store offers a wide range of products from coffee and gummies to bath bombs and patches.Tallulah seeks to accommodate all age groups and this is only the beginning for the store.
Guy explained that a common problem with CBD products is ensuring the correct dosage. Oftentimes people will buy products containing CBD and fail to take an adequate amount for their ailment. Guy personally trains her staff to ensure that the customers receive the best service possible.
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found only about 30 percent of products sampled were accurately labeled regarding the levels of CBD and THC they contained.
To combat issues such as this, the former high school teacher has spent many hours researching products to ensure that her products meet FDA standards. All products featured in the store have less than 0.3 percent THC.
As for the journey so far, the mother of one said, “It’s been fun picking out products from all around the country.”
Tallulah may be the first store of its kind in the Tallahassee area, but it certainly will not be the last. According to the Brightfield Group, a cannabis marketing tease arch group, CBD sells in the U.S. are expected to reach $22 billion by the year 2022.
The FDA still remains skeptical of CBD use over long periods of time, saying that it may possibly lead to “toxicity of the liver.”
However, the skepticism has not stifled CBD’s appeal. According to Consumer Report, more than a quarter of people in the U.S. say they have tried CBD.
Tallulah is striving to keep up with this demand. The store plans to have several new products available within the upcoming weeks including chocolate and teas to help customers “shine from within.”