While other entrepreneurs were investing in marijuana after Colorado legalized it in 2012, the founders of 4 Corners Cannabis, a La Plata County company, keyed in on its lower-profile cousin, hemp. The early investment has paid off, as the company has expanded its national distribution.
Brothers Justin and Brian Jasiewicz had raised medical marijuana for their personal use and were pleased with the effects of strains high in cannabidiol, commonly called CBD. The strains high in CBD helped relieve Brian Jasiewicz’s back pain and Justin Jasiewicz’s anxiety, said Jimmy Haberer, a co-owner of the company.
“They couldn’t believe how well it worked for them,” he said.
CBD can also be used to improve sleep, reduce inflammation and treat seizures, among other uses in humans and pets. The medically beneficial product can be derived from marijuana and hemp, the latter a far less regulated plant.
While CBD oil has not been approved
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