VANDERGRIFT, Pa. -
A Westmoreland County business is selling a marijuana compound as a dietary supplement.
Amy Bufalini owns Nature’s Best CBD, a first-of-its-kind business in southwestern Pennsylvania.
“I have capsules, powder, tinctures, pain cream, lotions,” she said.
Bufalini said she doesn’t need a medical marijuana license because her products are all made from pure cannabidiol or CBD.
"Our products contain high grade pure cannabidiol extracted from cannabis plant, which has no THC in it at all,” she said.
The state department of health is logging applications for marijuana growers and dispensaries this month, in order to begin the permit-review process.
Bufalini said she got into the business because her son has muscular dystrophy.
When she couldn’t get approved for a license because she was out of state, she found another medicinally way, legally, to help her son and others living with chronic pain.
"It's just not the scent. It opens up the pores of the skin and allows the CBD to go down into the pain,” she said.
CBD is legal in all 50 states because it is considered a dietary supplement and there are no psychoactive behaviors.
Bufalini said that has become her purpose and passion.
"I'm passionate about the healing and helping side of this,” she said.
Nature’s Best CBD will open Sunday.
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