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2020 has been a stressful year to say the least. As those wanting to relieve stress or anxiety look for alternatives to alcohol or binge eating, more people have tried CBD.
Local entrepreneur Barbara Biddle said her CBD businesses are booming. She owns District Hemp Botanicals with stores in Dupont Circle, Leesburg and Manassas, Virginia.
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Biddle, who started using CBD to cope with postpartum depression, said people are just looking for relief.
“They’re at their wits’ ends. They’ve tried this and that, it’s not working. They’re super stressed, working from home. Their schedules are all wonky. They don’t know what to do so they come to us,” Biddle said.
Biddle said since the peak of the pandemic, sales have increased by 33% and there is a 40% increase in new customers.
“It’s all walks of life, you know CBD does not discriminate on who it can help. We see mothers, grandparents, teachers, nurses, all kinds of people that need relief right now,” Biddle said.
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