Patrick and Stephanie Walsh Simpson launched their store CBD of Newton after Patrick had a cancer scare. Now they want a micro dispensary license.
“We take a lot of pride in educating consumers here,” Patrick said. “Not just in CBD but also in the different cannabinoids. We want to give people a place to discuss cannabis and CBD.”
“This is a safe place you can come and ask questions.
“We’re seeing a lot of positive feedback on CBD, CBG, and Delta 8 for pain management and sleep issues,” Patrick said. “We really wanted to create a local product customers could resonate with.”
One of their specialties are gummies with CBG, CBN, and Delta 8. CBD of Newton just released a CBG/CBN gummy for sleep and pain.
“We wanted to work with local providers to get the cost down for the consumers to be competitive with pricing,” he said regarding his products.
Along with their own line of products, their stores sell over 200 different products from the store from different brands 30-50 brands.
“We wanted to offer more than what was ours,” Patrick said.
He said they are continuing to tweak their product’s formula. In addition, they’re in the process of making a pet line.
All of their products are third-party lab tested.
Patrick takes pride in the education he provides customers and said it was more than what could be found in many vape and tobacco stores. He noted his employees through a training certification on cannabinoids managed by the Trichome Institute to help his staff evaluate what works best for people.
Simpson first saw the benefits of CBD when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 33 in April 2019 and needed it to cope with stress. He then found CBD in August and started learning about it. He then the store in December 2019.
“CBD helped the stress of receiving chemotherapy,” he noted.
Patrick is in a good place since his cancer has been in remission for two years.
“It’s a little frightening every time I go in with scans,” he admitted.
Simpson grew up in Belleville in Essex County and then moved to Newton, the county seat of Sussex.
CBD of Newtown Seeking a Dispensary License
Patrick noted that he operates the business with his wife, Stephanie Walsh Simpson,
so they will qualify as a certified woman-owned business when they apply for an adult-use license.
“She’s been here to support me through my whole journey through this,” Patrick said.
“We hope to transition into a dispensary,” he said,
While Newton approved cannabis, his shop is not in the zone where dispensaries are permitted.
Thus, he opened a location in Sussex Borough. A location in Rockway in Morris County is forthcoming
“We’re setting up in Sussex Borough because they approved cannabis on Main Street,” she explained.
They officially opened the doors on their Sussex location, which they hope to convert to a dispensary, four weeks ago.
Stephanie noted their application for a micro dispensary license has been verbally endorsed by the Mayor of Sussex Borough.
“I look forward to our new industry where we’ll have access to these medicines,” Patrick said.
Stephanie noted she has been a cannabis consumer for some time. Thus, she can offer an understanding ear to female customers coping with changes to their bodies after birth.
“It’s awesome to help people,” she said.
Stephanie has a background in the corporate world, where she said was under a lot of pressure and stress. So, she was prescribed Xanax and Klonopin. She has since resigned due to ill health.
“Now I’m doing something love and off the medication,” Stephanie said.
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