Claudia Chaverra, owner of Your CBD Store in Northridge, was inspired to open her business after CBD products helped relieve her symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Now she’s proud to help others, especially members of the Latin community, overcome the stigma of CBD and use it to improve their lives through her franchised shop.

“After surviving the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas back in 2017, I developed PTSD,” Chaverra said. “I went through several failed attempts in trying to cope all while using daily antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills. I was introduced to CBD by my dear friend Lauren, who was with me the night of the concert.” 

Initially skeptical about the products, which are derived from a chemical in marijuana, Chaverra was hesitant to try them. But, she said, after being educated about the chemical’s non-intoxicating and anxiety-relieving effects, she decided to give it a try. Popular products for CBD include tinctures and edibles, as well as topical treatments to make use of its anti-inflammatory properties. 

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