New Hope Herbal, a CBD shop, has recently opened up in Jones County, allowing residents of the community to explore alternative products for certain ailments.
The shop is located at 250 West Clinton Street in Suite 7, and is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To reach staff, call 478-221-3383.
Terry and Laurie Passmore, the couple who own New Hope Herbal, live in Jones County. Terry said he loves the community and the country.
“It’s a small enough community where everyone seems to know each other eventually,” he said. “I’ve never liked big cities, so Jones County is great for someone like me.” The couple opened their
The couple opened their New Hope Herbal shop in Macon last year, and they are open in their Jones County location now, too. Laurie said she’s ready for business in Jones County and Gray to begin.
“New Hope Herbal is a CBD shop and we specialize in CBD products such as CBD oils and pain cremes. We have pretty much everything CBD related like beauty products, gummies and teas. If you can think of it, we probably have it,” she said.
Terry said they started New Hope Herbal to help people, and they are just a mom and pop shop. He said the shop is here to give people in the community an alternative to taking certain medications.
“I like educating people about CBD. When we began opening our first store, we did a lot of research on this,” Terry said. “I want to be able to tell you why and how these products work. If you have questions about anything, even if you don’t want to purchase anything, come by our shop.” Laurie said CBD comes
Laurie said CBD comes from the hemp plant and it’s the sister plant to marijuana. She said the difference between the two is marijuana is high in THC and low in CBD, while hemp is high is CBD and low in THC.
“Jones County doesn’t have much available as far as good quality CBD products go, so we wanted to bring that quality here. We try everything in the store and if it doesn’t work for us, we don’t put it on our shelves. I charge reasonable prices because I know everyone works hard for their money,” she said.
Laurie said she worked as a medical assistant in a local doctor’s office in Macon for about 10 years, and she found out some of the patients were using CBD and noticed certain medical conditions seemed to be improving. She said noticing improvements in her patients triggered her to do her own investigation into CBD.
“When I found products that helped me before I could put the lid back onto the bottle, I knew I had to share it with other people,” Laurie said. “It’s a game changer. I really hope people stop by and find out what we are all about.”