March 23, 2020 – West Bend, WI – Cannabis Collective has opened in a new, larger location at 419 S. Main Street in West Bend. The locally-owned business is inside Collett Systems
Owners Melissa and Dustin Collett tout themselves as “not just another CBD Oil Store.”
“We seek to provide knowledge over product to help empower you to make the best selections for your personal needs,” said Melissa.
On a sunny afternoon Melissa was busy stocking shelves with a wide variety of product including CBD oils, creams, and hemp flower.
CBD stands for cannabidiol which is naturally found in hemp plants. “Research is showing and people’s anecdotal evidence shows people who use CBD experience relief from anxiety or chronic pain, muscle pain, and it helps you sleep,” said Collett.
While the raw product or flower may look like marijuana and carry a similar aroma, the product is legal. In Wisconsin hemp was officially legalized by Gov. Scott Walker in April 2017.
“We carry an isolate product which has zero percent THC and we have full plant or full spectrum with a legal limit of 0.3 percent THC,” Collett said.
Cannabis Collective opened in June 2019. Collett has one of the largest variety of products. A simple glass cabinet holds three tiers of shelving with CBD Gummy morsels, sprays, flowers and products for your pets.
While CBD outlets are becoming common in music stores and craft shops, Collett said the items she carries are handpicked for purity.
“We have the least amount of extra ingredients in our products,” she said.
Dyes and preservatives are common in a variety of CBD items. “Most people don’t have many negative side effects, but I’ve seen people come in with their old bottles and when you read the label there are all sorts of artificial ingredients,” Collett said. “Our products don’t have that.”
One of the manufacturers carried at Cannabis Collective is Wisconsin Hemp Scientific based in Sussex, WI. “Everything is grown locally and all of it is lab tested,” said Collett. “Most of the bottles have a scan code and with the scan you can see the full lab results.”
Customers at Cannabis Collective are extremely inquisitive about the product. “Typically, the people I see are ones who have pain or migraines or a muscle strain. We have products for all of it,” she said. “These products don’t get you high or drugged, you’ll just feel calm.”
Cannabis Collective carries a variety of items including body balm, soft gels, Gummies, and oral spray. “You can smoke it or put it in your vaporizer or place the oil under your tongue or topically on the back of your neck,” said Collett. “If people don’t like the texture of the oil, we do carry gel capsules and we have shampoo and conditioner.”
Prices of CBD items vary, click HERE to see an array of products. Collett invites people to come into the store and look around and ask questions. She said they will only sell items to people 18 and older.
Cannabis Collective is open M-Th 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. The store is also actively practicing social distancing and a curbside pickup or other arrangement can be made by calling (262) 384-3800.