Tag: CBD

With Newtown Expansion, Local CBD Business Sets Down PA Roots

NEWTOWN, PA — What started as a small kiosk in the Lehigh Valley Mall has grown to four storefronts in three counties.

Smooth Roots CBD, which sells organic products made from hemp plants farmed in Oregon, recently celebrated the opening of its fourth location at 120 S. State Street with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in downtown Newtown.

Cannabidoil, or CBD, is a chemical extracted from the cannabis or hemp plant. It contains zero or extremely low levels of THC, the chemical in marijuana that causes a psychoactive effect, according to the Harvard Medical School.

While medical experts disagree on the chemical’s potential health benefits, proponents of CBD tout it as a treatment for everything from aches and pains to anxiety and sleep disorders.

Eddie Salzman, a Lehigh Valley native, runs Smooth Roots CBD with his partner, Dave Leib, a Newtown native and veteran who served four tours overseas.

In 2014, Salzman

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Covid-19 coronavirus: Auckland CBD business owners question spending data

By Katie Todd for RNZ

Treasury’s latest measure of card spend and traffic volumes in Auckland city suggests activity has rebounded to a strength last seen under alert level 1 – but Anne Mazer is among downtown store owners who say their patch has been uncomfortably quiet.

Mazer owns Great Kiwi Yarns and was immensely disappointed with yesterday’s alert level extension.

“Compared to level 1 it’s a huge difference. We have almost no one coming into the store. It’s a disaster for us that it’s keeping going at 2.5,” she said.

Over the road a jewellery store owner echoed her words, and a bar manager said he was recording about half the daily number of customers he was seeing in July.

Their stories of slow business appeared to undermine yesterday’s words from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describing ” good increases in economic activity since the start of level 2.5 in

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