Jon Rhine hopes potential customers keep an open mind when considering whether to visit Your CBD Store-Ripon at 301 Watson St.

   Most of its products contain cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, which is a derivative of cannabis — but one that is not psychoactive (like THC is).

   Though the effectiveness of CBD continues to be debated, Rhine believes strongly that CBD can help people who are suffering.

   “[I would hope they] definitely look into CBD — do their research and find out how it could potentially benefit [you],” he said. “Because a lot of people are in pain or suffering.”

   He would know.

  It took more than a drop of suffering of Rhine’s own to open his eyes to consider CBD.

   “I have Crohn’s disease,” he said. “[When] I was 14, 15 years old, I got diagnosed. It’s just been ups and downs of health problems since then. This past year was pretty rough [in part because] the medication I was on stopped working.”

Read the full story in the Jan. 10, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.