Michelle Tolan worked as the Manager for the very first Your CBD Store (YCBDS) in Bradenton, also a female owned business, in March of 2018. She thought that the business model was fantastic and the products were really helping people so she decided to open her own store in her home town of St. Pete.
YCBDS was just ranked number 28 of 2020’s Best Franchises to open. There are now over 600 YCBDS locations worldwide. Guess she knew a good thing when she saw it!
We only sell our own brand, SunMED and we follow it from soil to oil. Our products are 100% certified organic and that’s almost impossible to find. We develop our own products that are manufactured and distributed locally. Our environment is calm and inviting like a spa and we are specialists in our field. We not only help people select their products, we follow up with everyone because it can be confusing and we want to make sure that we are there for any questions after the products are taken home. We are also super involved with the community, our local animal shelters, charities and organizations such as the neighborhood association, the business association, the chamber of commerce and city initiatives.
Michelle was born at St. Anthony’s, went to St. Pete High and St. Pete College. She moved away for several years to live a very colorful life including being an actress in LA and to extensively travel being a presenter for the International Auto Show, but ended up coming back 13 years ago and fell in love with St. Pete all over again. Michelle would say “We grew into each other.” She decided to put down roots by opening her business close to the neighborhood where she grew up and has decided to stay for good! Her and her dog Dipper enjoy living and working near downtown and enjoy her two lakes (crescent and round) daily.
Michelle Tolan is an Ambassador with the St. Pete Chamber of Commerce, works with organizations such as Reach St. Pete, Wounded Warriors, Pet Pal Animal Shelter (that’s where Dipper came from!) Casa, Kind Mouse, Day Star, Silver Santas and more. Helping the community is a top priority for the store. We have also won Best of the Best for two years running, Best of the Bay for 2020 and our products have won several awards including “Best Topical,” “Best Tincture Flavor,” “Best Pet Tincture, and “Best Skin Care Line,” at the USA CBD Expo in 2019.
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