First cannabis oil store set to open in Houston area

HOUSTON – Houston’s Original American Shaman Cannabidiol (CBD) store is set to open soon in Fort Bend County.

CBD is a component of marijuana and made from hemp, and is being studied for potential health benefits.

Adam Schaub said he came across CBD last year during his personal quest to help his daughter, Holly. He said last November, Holly had an aneurysm at 8 years old.

“There's a little cluster of nerves in the back (of the head) and one erupted and it just caused a real bad headache,” Schaub said. “Grandma asked if she wanted her to call 911 and she said yes, she didn't want to die.”

He said Holly has been on machines ever since the incident and that's when Schaub came across cannabidiol oil.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CBD is a chemical component of marijuana but it does not cause the "high" that comes from another component of marijuana called Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

In June, the FDA approved its first drug with CBD, called Epidiolex, for treatment of seizures in two severe forms of epilepsy.  

The health benefits of CBD are still being evaluated and tested by researchers. But people like Schaub's mother are sold on it. He said she also suffers from migraines.