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As former professional cyclists, Floyd Landis and Jake Sitler were accustomed to pain management after traumatic injuries. Seeking to avoid opioids, Floyd and Jake turned to CBD to manage pain and promote healing.
CBD is one of many compounds in the hemp flower (not mind-altering THC which marijuana is known for), extracted and sold in creams or oils. Floyd is pleased to open Floyd’s Cafe in Lancaster, a friendly coffee shop that also retails bikes and his full line of CBD products. Furthermore, Floyd’s Cafe will have its own proprietary brand of CBD coffee. Bike cafes are common in Colorado, where Floyd founded his company Floyd’s of Leadville, and he is eager to bring his products back home to Lancaster after successfully retailing them nationwide through bike shops, online sales, and convenience stores.
“We welcome regulation so people don’t get ripped off—we care about what people put in their bodies..."
Floyd and Jake love the growth-oriented, progressive vibe of Downtown Lancaster, and foresee excellent conversations with athletes and others curious about the benefits of CBD. As their packaging says, “relax and recover.” In addition, Floyd and Jake are tremendously excited to have hired local Amish farmers with about 100 acres total who began growing CBD hemp this spring, allowed by Pennsylvania for the first time this year. For farmers who formerly depended on growing tobacco, CBD hemp is the new cash crop with similar labor and storage requirements.
“Let’s make Lancaster the hemp capital of the world again!” says Jake enthusiastically. Floyd’s Cafe is on the leading edge of the CBD boom, looking for FDA approval and doing their own independent lab testing and quality control. “We welcome regulation so people don’t get ripped off—we care about what people put in their bodies. After all, we’re athletes and that’s why our company was founded,” says Jake.