A new business in Platte City hopes to educate the community on the potential benefits of a natural remedy that has been growing in popularity over the past few years.
American Shaman recently opened at 1303 Platte Falls Road, offering products and help in understanding CBD products — cannabidiol. For owner and Platte County resident Liz Tomc, her first-hand experience with the benefits of CBD came during cancer treatments five years ago and led her to opening her own American Shaman franchise location.
“It really helped me with the anxiety,” she said. “If anyone is going through something similar I’m happy to talk to them.”
According to American Shaman training specialist Tomas Digregorio, American Shaman offers organic full-spectrum hemp oil produced from industrial hemp. The product is non-psychoactive and helps fight inflammation from a variety of sources.
Products range from capsules, ointments, water-soluble drops, edibles and more. CBD is also available for pets and in beauty products such as lotions and topical serums.
For Kansas residents, where full-spectrum CBD has not been legalized, American Shaman also offers alternative products.
Tomc said she and her staff are happy to speak to potential customers and have had a great response from the community so far.
“People are curious,” Tomc said. “They come in and ask us questions and we want to help. If people are having issues, we’re an alternative.”
Education will be a key part of American Shaman, with Digregorio saying the shop hopes to host some educational events in the future.
In the meanwhile, Tomc and her staff are willing to offer samples to customers 18 years and older and discuss options.
The shop also offers Roasterie coffee infused with CBD.
Prices vary by product, and American Shaman offers discount programs, discounts for veterans and a program for those with chronic illnesses.
The local website is under construction, but American Shaman’s corporate website is available at cbdamericanshaman.com. The Platte City location can also be reached on Facebook at facebook.com/americanshamanplattecity.