“When I recognized the efficacy, the effectiveness of these products, these compounds in these plants; and that’s what made me passionate to share this education and knowledge with the community,” Foster said.
“The products I carry are quality; they’re safe, because that’s my number one priority,” said Foster. “They are non-toxic. There is no such thing as a lethal dose, so no one will ever overdose on these compounds.”
“All mammals have an endocannabinoid system,” she said. “It helps them with all the same conditions it helps humans with.”
CBD has been growing in popularity over the past few years. If recreational marijuana becomes legalized in the Commonwealth, Foster said the state and the industry as a whole could see an economic boom.
“The enormous amount of demand has been driving the industry,” she said.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) recently announced his support for legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in the state. On Nov. 30, he released a report on the impacts.
If weed does become legal, the business owner wouldn’t be opposed to becoming an independent dispensary for medical or adult-use.
“I would not say no; I would welcome an opportunity,” said Foster. “I’m always up for the challenge….It does have a purpose as long as there are regulations enacted that are safe and as long as there are standards that are enacted that are safe that recognizes that these do have a potential for disuse and abuse.”
Currently, there are five dispensaries approved in the state. In the last legislative session, lawmakers agreed to having five per health service area, so there will be 25 more dispensaries in the next few years.
Only time will tell, however, if recreational pot will become legal or not.
Experts say legalization of marijuana would bring both positives and negatives