About Free State Collective CBD Dispensary
Free State Collective is the Heartland's first and only West Coast style dispensary. At Free State our #1 priority is our customers. We understand that here in the Midwest our customers have many questions about our products and the laws that surround them, which is why you will never feel forced into purchasing something from our store. We believe that through education, our customers will be empowered to make an informed decision that is best for their needs. Our goal is to provide customers with a wide range of products made from the highest quality CBD available.
Currently serving Eastern Kansas areas such as: Lawrence, Eudora, Topeka, Baldwin City, Ottawa, De Soto, Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa & Kansas City, Missouri.
Our boutique-style menu features products made from the highest quality ingredients, including edibles, oil cartridges, pain creams & salves, & other health/beauty products made in-house or by local partners using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.Our menu also features oils, concentrates, pain relief lotions, vape juice, pet treats & a variety of CBD edibles. All products are available in a variety of flavors, potencies, benefits and medicinal effects & have gone through rigorous testing at labs in the states where they are produced. Feel free to ask us for a copy of a lab report on any product sold in our store. Lab sheets include important data such as potency, impurities, pesticides and residual solvents, or the lack thereof.
Free State Collective consists of a small staff, but has been built surrounding one specific person and her journey.
Owning a CBD store wasn’t Annie’s original plan. In the fall of 2015, Annie was working as a teacher, just as she had for the 16 years prior, and making a career change wasn’t anything she was even remotely considering. Unfortunately, early in November, her then 11 year old son, was involved in an accident, and in a matter of minutes, everything changed. He suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury that caused wide-spread damage, including a stroke in the center of his brain. As the months passed, and she began to understand the reality of how long his recovery was going to take, Annie realized that returning to work wasn’t going to be a possibility. So, she resigned from her position as a teacher to become her son’s full-time care giver.
For two years following her son’s accident, Annie dedicated her time and energy to help her son with his recovery. She spent many hours each day searching for different therapies and researching alternative ways to manage his chronic pain due to the extensive nerve damage caused by his stroke. As she searched, she began to see more and more articles and studies about hemp derived CBD tinctures, and the positive effects that some people experienced through it’s use, which included decreases in anxiety and pain.
Once the decision was made to try CBD, Annie took on the task of figuring out where to purchase the highest quality products from, as well as what types of products could be most effective for her son’s specific issues. It was during this time, that along with her fiancée, Sean, the decision was made to open a store in Kansas where they could produce and sell a wide variety of CBD products, focusing on quality and affordability.
Free State Collective opened in Lawrence, Kansas on August 4, 2018, and offers products made from the highest quality ingredients, including edibles, cartridges (that do not contain PG or VG), pain relief lotions, bath bombs, pet treats, and of course, CBD tinctures. Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority, and we are happy to answer questions about any of the products that we carry!