After about two years within the business, Killeen native Titus Motive not too long ago opened a enterprise in Copperas Cove referred to as The Drop Skuad, a CBD dispensary.
“We’re completely different than another CBD institution within the space,” Motive mentioned Monday from inside his store at 1304 S. Farm-to-Market Street 116.
He mentioned what makes his store completely different from others is he doesn’t promote tobacco.
The Drop Skuad opened Aug. 16, a couple of months after Motive obtained the placement.
Motive mentioned it was what he heard from individuals rising up that received him excited about proudly owning a enterprise within the business.
“I had a lot of acquaintances or family — those that I knew, mainly — that had points with ache, or they had been having anxiousness points,” he mentioned. “… I remembered how I might learn tales about individuals utilizing hemp for arthritis ache and for anxiousness points and it was simply serving to them out a lot.”
Due to the passage of the 2018 Farm Invoice — Home Invoice 1325 from the 86th Legislature — Motive, and others like him, can legally produce and promote their very own CBD merchandise.
“At the moment, I’m not producing my very own CBD merchandise, however I’m registered to have the ability to promote and manufacture CBD within the state of Texas,” Motive mentioned.
Hanging on one of many partitions of his store is a certificates from the Texas Division of State Well being Companies.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a compound throughout the hemp plant that Motive mentioned has displayed anti-anxiety and anti inflammatory properties.
As such, the most effective promoting merchandise has been ache lotions.
Motive mentioned he recommends individuals converse to their major care doctor earlier than coming to his store, nonetheless.
“I’m not a doctor,” he mentioned. “ I don’t know what your illnesses are and what issues it’s possible you’ll be allergic to or regardless of the case is.”
The Drop Skuad is open Monday by means of Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. or by appointment.
Motive could be reached at 254-415-1824.