Two brothers from Burbank have bet their business on a compound from hemp and cannabis that some claim is able to heal without producing a high: Cannabidiol, or CBD.

“One of our customers said it really well: There’s no high, just relief,” Gerland Avetisyan, who goes by Gary, told the Business Journal. He and his brother Grigor (Greg) opened their boutique Topikal Everything Hemp Store in Tarzana in 2016, becoming the first brick-and-mortar retailer in California to sell only products containing CBD.

“A lot of people are skeptical about this stuff because they relate it to that psychoactive high, but you really have to try it to believe it yourself,” Greg Avetisyan said.

Read the full story in the May 28 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.