Tampa’s first CBD dispensary has opened its doors in Ybor City. The Chillum Glass Gallery and CBD Dispensary will hold a grand opening Friday afternoon.

The Chillum Glass Gallery and CBD Dispensary does not sell cannabis, making it different than medical marijuana dispensaries.

It offers products made from the industrial hemp plant, not cannabis.  According to the owner, Carlos Hermida, their products are high in Cannabidiol or CBD (a cannabinoid that is also present in the cannabis plant). It does not get you high and is legal here because it does not contain THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical compound in cannabis responsible for a euphoric high.

People do not need a Florida medical marijuana ID card to purchase the products.

Hermida says CBD can offer many of the same therapeutic benefits that the cannabis plant can.

Hermida says CBD can reduce anxiety, relieve nausea, may act as an anti-inflammatory, may treat seizures and other neurological disorders, lower incidences of diabetes and promotes cardiovascular health. 

Chillum Glass Gallery and CBD Dispensary will hold a grand opening Friday at noon with a ribbon cutting.

Grand Opening Details:
Who: Chillum Glass Gallery and CBD Dispensary
What: Grand Opening of the First Hemp CBD Dispensary Ever
Where: Ybor City, 1714 E 7th Ave Tampa, Florida 33614
When: Friday, June 29th 2018 at 12PM