Growing like a weed: CBD stores expand to Hamilton Place mall and across Chattanooga

Seventh Sense CBD shop at Hamilton Place Mall is one of three shopping mall kiosks that Green Growth Brands opened in malls in the past month / Staff photo by Dave Flessner
photo Seventh Sense CBD shop at Hamilton Place Mall is one of three shopping mall kiosks that Green Growth Brands opened in malls in the past month / Staff photo by Dave Flessner

Less than two years after Tennessee legalized the use of marijuana-derived cannabis oil, the marketing of hemp products in Chattanooga is growing like a weed, expanding from downtown head shops to upscale suburban malls.

More than a half dozen stores in Chattanooga now specialize in the sale of Cannabidiol or CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. The newest CBD shop known as Seventh Sense CBD opened last week in a kiosk at Hamilton Place Mall by Green Growth Brands, which is looking to expand its business in malls and shopping centers across the country as part of the company's strategy to try to "dominate the cannabis and CBD market" in America.

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