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Kerry Trammel and Nancy Morrison are two North Carolinian women on a mission to help the people of Jamestown feel relief from pain in an old yet new way. One month ago, the two opened up a little place called Releaf Market, selling CBD for pain relief and for helping others to relax. Even though they’ve only been there for a little while, they have quickly gained a strong support and loyal customers.
“Kerry and her family had been involved in a lot of activism before and our paths kind of crossed,” Nancy explained. “We decided that we wanted to heal people together.” She and Kerry showed off the nearby bookcase, which housed many books on the subject of medicinal marijuana, to help with people’s misconceptions on the subject. The area is cozy with a couple of easy chairs and a sofa, making the place feel like home.
“This actually has always been a dream of mine,” Nancy said with a grin. “I didn’t know I would be working with cannabis, but I did know that I wanted to help heal people with plants.” Kerry and Nancy are experts when it comes to healing, and they were part of an activist group that helped legalize marijuana in North Carolina before coming to Jamestown.
“We have dog treats and oils to help your dog calm down during stressful situations,” Kerry added, giving a tour of the rest of the building. “And we have oils, teas, and honey and we’ve been to the farms so we know how they’re grown. We know what we’re getting in our products.” Their products also range from water with CBD in it, to soaps, to tee shirts.
“Most places isolate just the CBD for their oils,” Kerry went on. “And they’re not utilizing the entire plant that way. We tell people that even if they don’t buy from us, to make sure they are getting a full spectrum oil, because it really makes a difference.” Indeed, many parts of marijuana can have health benefits, and Kerry and Nancy have hung entertaining and delightful posters showing off what it is intended do.
Their hard work has been paying off. People who walk into the store walk out with smiles on their faces and are sure to return. “We had one man who came in here,” Nancy recalled. “He didn’t buy anything, but we talked for an hour and when he left, he came back in and told us how he couldn’t stop smiling. That, to me, is definitely the best part. Just knowing that we’re making a difference and putting smiles on people’s faces.”
The two are planning on using their shop for more than just selling their product. They want to give back to the community as well. They talked of having events right outside now that the weather is better, like shows and comedy events. They also hang up artwork from local artists on their walls to help get their names out in the public.
“We’ve only been here a month, but it feels like a lot of months because of how much of the community we’ve seen,” Nancy said. “People who come here keep coming back. And they’re like friends to us now.”
Releaf Market is located on 1240 E 2nd Street. It’s open 9:00 a.m. to 8: p.m. on weekdays, until 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.mm on Sundays. They have a wide range of products for both humans and dogs, and everyone there greet you with a big smile and their best advice for your needs.