New CBD dispensary Ounce of Hope opens in Midtown


As multiple forms of medicine come to the forefront, here’s what you need to know about CBD oil that is helping multiple people’s ailments.

For more than a decade, Collin Bercier ran a business selling solar panels. He also invested in franchise locations of Planet Fitness gym and a Louisiana-based coffee shop.

But now, he is in a whole new business: Ounce of Hope, his cannabidiol (CBD) dispensary at 553 Cooper St. in Midtown, opened on April 30. 

CBD is a compound found in hemp and marijuana plants. Unlike marijuana, CBD, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, has no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient that makes users high.

While government officials and scientists have not confirmed the health benefits of CBD, people who use it believe it to be a cure-all for everything from anxiety to insomnia

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