American Shaman CBD with Vince Sanders
American Shaman CBD with Vince Sanders today on Concierge For Better Living with Doc Rob only on Cannabis Radio. As a teenager, Vince Sanders watched his father go to prison. He dropped out of school and ended up serving time himself. It makes an unlikely history for the 55-year-old founder of a fast-growing retail chain who owes his fall and rise to the cannabis plant. Nineteen years ago, Sanders went to prison for organizing and financing a scheme to sell marijuana. Federal officials tracked it for five years and valued his take at $2.5 million. Few beyond family and close friends know about Sanders’ criminal record. He readily acknowledged his past during an interview, calling it neither a secret nor a “talking point” for the business he’s in now. Sanders heads CBD American Shaman, the Kansas City, Missouri, the based company he founded four years ago to market health-promising bottles of cannabidiol or CBD.
CBD comes from hemp, which is a cannabis plant that has little or no tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that produces the high associated with the plant. Sales of CBD have been surging in recent years, and the industry gained a boost when the 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to grow hemp in the United States. Sanders helped push for that change and to align state laws to accommodate hemp and CBD products through the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, on which he serves as one of eight board members. That business model has put American Shaman stores in more than 30 states and garnered industry attention as a pioneer of CBD-specific stores. Most CBD operations have sold their products online or through other specialty health stores, drug stores, and groceries. Miller said American Shaman and similar businesses that have followed a brick-and-mortar path now have the rest of the industry thinking about CBD-focused stores themselves.