A CBD dispensary is now offering its products in Hendersonville, as Franny’s Farmacy has opened its second location in the area.
The store, located at 128 Henderson Crossing Plaza, opened its doors Nov. 30 and is hosting a grand opening celebration on Thursday. The dispensary offers CBD hemp flower, pre-rolled CBD smokeables, oils, topicals (lotions, salves), edibles and products for pets.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of more than 100 chemicals in cannabis. It does not have a psychoactive effect like marijuana, and therefore does not get the user high. CBD products are typically derived from hemp. CBD has become increasingly popular in the wellness world, and owner Frances “Franny” Tacy says she has seen those health benefits firsthand.
Users often cite health benefits in dealing with anxiety, depression, inflammation and pain, according to Tacy. She said she regularly hears different medical uses and benefits of CBD. She farms the crop and also spends her time educating groups and individuals about hemp and CBD.
The Asheville location, at 211 Merrimon Ave., opened in mid-September. Customers have been coming from Spartanburg and Greenville, South Carolina and other southern cities to shop the CBD products at the store. Tacy wanted to bring the products closer to that customer base, and decided Hendersonville was an ideal spot to expand, as it is still in close proximity to the other store, distribution center and farm.
Tacy runs the business with her husband, Jeff. She is the first woman in North Carolina to farm hemp under the state’s pilot program. In her business, Tacy is working to rid popular misconceptions about hemp and CBD, she said.
Hemp production has been legalized in North Carolina, but only as part of the state’s pilot program as allowed under federal law, according to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.