We see that you have javascript disabled. Please enable javascript and refresh the page to continue reading local news. If you feel you have received this message in error, please contact the customer support team at 1-833-248-7801.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

W. Fargo's Green Therapy Center hopes CBD grows on area residents

072120.B.FF.GREENTHERAPY.02.jpg
The Green Therapy Center recently opened at 816 24th Ave. E. in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
We are part of The Trust Project.

WEST FARGO - Green Therapy Center is bringing its own brand of CBD products to the Fargo-Moorhead area.

The area’s latest purveyor of CBD balms, tinctures, roll-ons and gummies recently opened at 816 24th Ave E Suite 112, in the same mall as The Piggy BBQ and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Manager and operating partner Justin Kolling said Green Therapy's CBD is sourced exclusively from the Midwest, much of it from southern Minnesota.

“We keep everything local. We want to know that the stuff we’re getting is from this area,” Kolling said Friday, July 17.

“Everything on our shelves is tested and has certificates of analysis,” he said.

ADVERTISEMENT

072120.B.FF.GREENTHERAPY.01.jpg
Justin Kolling is the operating partner for the new Green Therapy Center at 816 24th Ave. E. in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

For cannabis products, such laboratory-issued documents include a product’s total list of cannabinoids, terpenes, possible contaminants (pesticides, heavy metals) and microorganisms.

Green Therapy also has its own brand, Hone, which includes full spectrum and targeted formulations of CBD products. The brand was created by owner Jared Day of Mankato, Minn., Kolling said.

“If you have an issue, we can hone in on it” to maximize therapeutic benefits, Kolling said.

RELATED:

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is derived directly from the hemp plant, but doesn’t cause a “high.” There is evidence it helps in treating some childhood epilepsy syndromes. It is also used for anxiety, insomnia, and may help with chronic pain, Harvard Medical School reports.
CBD is legal in North Dakota, as long as it comes from legally produced hemp and has no more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical in marijuana that causes a high).

Green Therapy also offers education on CBD products, including a room where customers can get up close and personal with hemp plants as they grow under lights, periodically tousled by a fan to mimic winds that would force a plant to grow stronger.

ADVERTISEMENT

072120.B.FF.GREENTHERAPY.03.jpg
CBD hemp plants grow at the new Green Therapy Center in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

Seeing and touching the plants helps customers understand the product and puts them at ease, Assistant Manager Lorraine Thompson said.

“Come in, touch it, smell it, see where it starts from. It’s not scary. It’s just another plant. But it has all these benefits,” Thompson said. “It definitely gets people more comfortable.”

The store is a large, airy space, so customers can be served well apart from each other. There’s also room to expand the store’s stock, particularly if marijuana is someday legalized in North Dakota, Kolling said.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

No prescriptions or appointments are needed, Thompson said.

“This is kind of a lifestyle thing. We want to keep you coming back … and be your CBD coach,” Kolling said. “We want to make you a lifelong customer."

ADVERTISEMENT

072120.B.FF.GREENTHERAPY.04.jpg
The new Green Therapy Center in West Fargo stocks a variety of CBD products. David Samson / The Forum

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at hschmidt@forumcomm.com, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
What to read next
“I had to make the difficult, yet right decision, to sell my ownership in the Dale Carnegie franchise,” stated Berkeley via press release. “We do amazing human-centered work. This is precisely why I chose two humans that will treat our team and clients with respect while being powerful forces for good in the communities we serve. My role now is to focus on my unexpected health journey with my family, and cheer Melissa, Sarah and the DC team on, as they continue to be a high-caliber professional resource.”
Check out what the business team is following this week
American Crystal Sugar gave $530,000 to GOP members of Congress who refused to certify Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 election, the second-highest total, according to a report.
Owners Chub and Diane Olson say they're ready to make retirement their sole focus.