Infusion 420 to open in Columbia, owned by US Army veteran

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There’s a new store coming to Columbia’s Vista, whose owner intends on helping alleviating ailments with organic products.

Infusion 420 is run by Nichole Tavares-Gibbs, a 25-year Army veteran. Her store will provide a variety of cannabidiol (CBD)-infused products intended for alternative methods to relieving pain, sleeplessness, inflammation, and anxiety, without harmful side effects. The marijuana-based extract does not create any form of “high” upon use. It is non-intoxicating.

According to Tavares-Gibbs, she was able to experience the benefits of CBD products first-hand, which prompted her wanting to help others. “In 2015 at the peak of my military career, I was diagnosed with a brain condition that nearly left me completely debilitated. There were days I was unable to walk, and in excruciating pain,” she explained. “I had been on opiates for three years, but I was afraid of the addiction so I was afraid to take them.”

Tavares-Gibbs said her doctor eventually recommended she try something natural, which introduced her to the CBD products. “I’m passionate about CBD because of what it has done for me. I never thought I would be where I am now,” she said.

She said she’s ready for others to see what her store has to offer. “I am excited to be in the Vista and I love being able to offer a more organic option for those suffering with sleeplessness or pain,” said Tavares-Gibbs.

The public is invited to attend the store’s grand opening celebration Thursday at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and attendees can enter to win giveaways including gummies, oil, and other products. Complimentary tasting samples of some products will also be available.

Learn more about Infusion 420 on their Facebook page and website.

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