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CBD goes mainstream---at the mall

National CBD chain opens at Park Place and Tucson Mall
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Posted at 7:34 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 22:34:00-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - It may be one of the fastest growing business booms.

Products with the chemical CBD seem to be on sale everywhere--- making claims about relieving pain and anxiety---or just enhancing your beauty.

If you want to see how CBD's gone mainstream -- go to the mall.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, comes from hemp, a cousin of the marijuana plant---but enough of a distant cousin that hemp products are legal ---because they are very low in the chemicals that make you high.

There's high interest in CBD products because advocates say they safely reduce anxiety or cut pain.

That's brought out a boom in CBD retailers;

You know something's gone mainstream when it's on sale in a mall.

At Park Place Mall, Jennifer Narus is selling products from a company called Seventh Sense. The company's opening another shop at Tucson Mall Friday.

A map on the Seventh Sense website shows hundreds of shops open or about to open nationwide.

Jennifer's shop only sells CBD products you rub in to ease pain or beautify your skin.

She thinks a high profile spot in Park Place may catch shopper's eyes and spark some curiosity.

She says, “The biggest question I get is will CBD make me test positive for a drug test? No, it will not? Is it going to make me feel high? No, it is not. See what we're offering here is a topical CBD solution. And that is to help you relax your muscles and just feel a sense of relief within your muscles in your bones. That is what our product is here to help you do.”

The Federal Food and Drug Administration still has some questions too. It says a prescription drug using CBD has helped children control seizures but the agency is planning hearings later this month on whether it should regulate other CBD products.