Wednesday, January 16, 2019

"Move over, jewelry and leggings. Selling CBD oil is the new side hustle for moms"

Teressa Sworsky, right, of Plainfield, speaks with Carmen Barr, of Mokena, at her CBD oil booth during the Mokena Park District's January Flea Market on Jan. 13, 2019. Sworsky sells hemp products for people and pets. (Warren Skalski/for the Chicago Tribune)

"Looking to relieve her miniature dachshund Parky’s arthritis, Plainfield mother of two Teressa Sworsky discovered hemp oil.

"After researching the exploding industry of products infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, Sworsky, 36, a registered nurse who works full time in the corporate office of a hospital system, soon learned about other uses for the substance, which is most often derived from hemp, a plant in the cannabis family, but without the mind-altering properties of THC. After giving the CBD oil to her dog, she decided to try it for herself as an alternative to her side effect-ridden anxiety medication.

"It worked, said Sworsky, who realized she could also sell it for side cash."

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I have a friend whose eczema on his hands and arms have tortured him for years.  Nothing the MD's prescribed worked.  Then he tried CBD salve.  His eczema was gone within two weeks and hasn't returned.  His doctor's response was a flat "Oh."

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