WAYZATA — Salon Owner Kassandra Kuehl dove into a growing industry: selling cannabidiol oil at her salon, Beauty Ecology, in downtown Wayzata. The salon is the first in the area, she said, to sell CBD oil.
In the past, Kuehl has created her own hair care products and reformulated color line as a part of her organic branding. She chose to begin selling the oil, she said, because of its physiological range. She said her clients have seen improvements from hair loss, eczema, anxiety and thyroid issues among others.
“The fact is that I have people being sent in from their friends from their friends and from their friends,” she said. “So, for me to carry it, has proven to me not only as a formulator on the business side, but also that I’m delivering a need.”
She will be growing the array of oil items in her store to include tinctures, a full skin and hair care line and more detailed items such as chocolates intended to relieve premenstrual conditions.
University of Minnesota Professor George Weiblen is a plant biologist. He and and fellow researchers at the University of Mississippi are among the short list of labs in the country with the federal clearance to study cannabis.
“CBD oil has not been studied as extensively as THC for its effects on the endocannabinoid system of mammals,” he said.
Cannabinoid receptors in the human body are aplenty in the brain and throughout the peripheral nervous system, Weiblen said. CBD coordinates with Type 2 cannabinoid receptors, as opposed to THC with Type 1.
“These receptors in our neurons appear to modulate many aspects of physiology,” he said. “Appetite, heart