Two CBD shops open in Tri-Cities


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A locally owned CBD shop has opened two new shops in the Tri-Cities this year.

The Answer, which started in Bristol, opened a store in Kingsport on Feb. 23 and another store in Elizabethton this week. The Kingsport store is located at 242 E. Center Street and the Elizabethton store is located at 437 E. Elk Avenue.

All three locations for the store are in the heart of downtown.

“I like being a part of downtown and being a part of the rebirth of downtowns,” said Trevor Leonard, founder of The Answer. “We saw a lot of demand for high-quality products in Kingsport and a lot of our customers were coming from Elizabethton to Bristol. We felt opening a store in these great cities was the best way to go.”

The Answer is owned by Trevor Leonard and his brother Wes. Leonard suffered from severe arthritis in his hands and would run them under hot water to loosen them up. He decided to try cannabidiol oil – a substance derived from cannabis and used medicinally – for his overall well-being. He found himself less anxious and in a couple of weeks had no pain in his hand.

He credits CBD oil. He decided to open a small boutique shop in Bristol last year to help other people like he has been helped.

“I had an amazing experience with these products, and I wanted to share it with the world,” he said. “I did more research and became educated on what was available. I also discovered not only what CBD helps with but why it helps. So, when people have questions, we have The Answer.”

The Answer provides a variety of products including CBD flower, lotions, oil, electronic pens, candles, gummies, sleeping aids, and a variety of topicals. Each product has been tested to meet The Answer’s quality standards. More than 600 products have been tested and vetted before being placed on the shelf.

All stores are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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