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