Topeka’s local CBD Nation has a great deal of healthy products for sale that have been helping people in the community cope with aches and pains since August 2018 when it first opened its doors.
Veteran-owned CBD Nation deals in many hemp-related products that helps its users get over physical aches and pains that come after serious injuries or old age and it can even be used to help take the edge off of mental stress that is often heralded by midterms or finals.
“We source from local farms in Kansas, we try to stay local with everything we do,” said Ken Hausler, co-owner of CBD Nation. “We do a lot of new things with our products that our competitors don’t.”
Hausler has a large background with the military, first serving with the Navy and then becoming a part of the Kansas Army Guard. Together with his wife and a select group of employees, they help manage CBD Nation and bring innovative products to the market.
“My wife was looking for things that we could do and she came up with this idea, it was brilliant,” said Hausler. “We got the ball rolling and continued to grow from there. My wife has been instrumental in everything we do. Her knowledge of the human body has helped us give our customers what they need.”
D’andre Hausler works as a nurse and has spent the last couple years studying cannabis-related products and how they affect the human body.
CBD Nation sells a wide variety of products that include cannabinoids (CBD) such as massage oil, gummies and capsules in a large assortment of flavors, and even CBD treats for pets to help them with pain relief. Massage therapy is also offered on site using some of the unique oils sold by CBD Nation.
“They are always so friendly and very knowledgeable on their products,” said Bri Reese. “They're great at giving recommendations for treating specific medical ailments. My medical conditions have greatly improved ever since I started visiting and purchasing products from CBD Nation. Without a doubt the best CBD business in Topeka.”
CBD is a chemical compound from the cannabis sativa plant, which is also known as marijuana or hemp. It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to give the feeling of relaxation and calm to those using it. Unlike delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive.
CBD is also legal in all 50 states as long as the products are derived from hemp and not marijuana. No medical marijuana card is required to buy or use CBD products. All of the products sold at CBD Nation come from their own lab that uses material produced by local farmers.
“A lot of students don’t want to be on pharmaceuticals, which is a smart idea, they don’t want to be on something they’ll have to be weaned off of,” said Autumn Warbritton, manager of CBD Nation. “Many, such as the athletes, want something to reduce the recovery time after an injury. They want something natural that they don’t need to jump through a bunch of hoops for.”
While the majority of customers are over 50, CBD Nation also benefits many young people, including children, who seek CBD products. College students especially benefit from these products as they help bring down stress during difficult times in the semester.
“We are the only local company selling these products in Topeka,” said Hausler. “We do offer a Washburn discount: we offer any students a 10% discount. If students come in and have a problem, we want to help them.”
Tailored products are available for purchase here to better fit the needs of customers. CBD Nation also offers a substantial discount to elderly customers as well.
CBD Nation currently has two locations in Kansas and hopes to expand in the future. One store is located at 5835 SW 21st St. in Topeka while the other is at 321 N. Main St. in Hutchinson.
For more information on CBD Nation or their products, feel free to visit their Topeka location or their website at https://cbdnationveteranowned.com.
Edited by Adam White, Diana Martinez-Ponce