WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A new legal cannabis compound (THC free) is now being sold without a prescription at Medicos Pharmacy in West Orange.

Medicos Pharmacy, located at 741 Northfield Avenue, now carries Cannabidiol (CBD), a product that is legal and which is neither addictive nor psychoactive.  

CBD has worked its way into health food stores, gyms, and now, independent pharmacies throughout the country. Medicos Pharmacy is carrying one of the most potent and independently lab tested products on the market. The product, which is shipped directly from a farm in Kentucky, is kept behind the pharmacy counter, but can be sold without a prescription.

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"CBD helps reduce pain/inflammation," said Ashish Vora, pharmacist at Medicos Pharmacy. "It also aids patients to relieve anxiety and promote better sleep."

CBD is used primarily by Medicos Pharmacy patients as a natural alternative to pain and as a sleep aid.

Manufactured by Medterra, the company's CBD oil comes from the industrial hemp that its farm harvests annually. The CBD that is extracted is fully compliant and the CO2 is captured in a liquid state and is efficiently extracted from the plant material.