Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma September 2018 - Page 19

Customers can choose from various edible items containing CBD. American Shaman has a patented water-soluble CBD products. Boyd said he became interested in CBD oil after his friend who suffered from polyps and his girlfriend who had seizures both experienced improvements in their conditions. “He called me up and told me he wasn’t having issues, and his girlfriend hadn’t had a seizure in 10 days, so I visited him to learn more about what he was taking,” Boyd said. Boyd said he experienced his own improvements with the pain he was experiencing after a rotator cuff injury. He started sharing CBD with friends and family members who encouraged him to open his store. “Before opening the CBD oil businesses, I was in the customer service industry traveling to people’s homes. There is at least one person I met in every home who was dealing with some type of pain,” he said. Now, he spends a lot of his time sharing his biggest success stories with his future customers. The number one question he encounters is people concerned that CBD will affect drug tests, but Boyd said it won’t because it doesn’t have any psychoactive ingredients. He hopes his company can provide relief for senior citizens in the community because so many of them are on several different medications that are just treating symptoms. CBD products at the American Shaman range from $14.99 to $60 depending on the type and size of the bottle. American Shaman is based out of Kansas City with 87 stores in about 10 states. Boyd opened five stores in Oklahoma including the first location in Tulsa. Edmond’s location is the third store he opened. Boyd said all of his CBD oil businesses are growing quickly, his location in Edmond included. Most of his new customers are visiting by customer referral. He also occasionally participates in area events to promote CBD and provide free samples. “I want customers to have access to the service I believe they deserve, and that’s why I started opening stores in the area,” he said. The Edmond store is located at 1425 S Santa Fe Ave Suite C. American Shaman is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. September 2018 | The Business Times 19