PEORIA — As regulars come in to the Creve Coeur Family Video, in addition to DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, they pass a stand in the middle of the store filled with CBD products.

When manager Kibby Flores first heard the chain of stores would begin selling the products containing cannabis-derived oils, she was perplexed.

“When they said ‘Hey you are going to start selling this’ I was like you have to be kidding me,” Flores said.

The reaction from customers as signs for the products began popping up in front of her store were similar.

“‘Oh, so you sell drugs now?’ she said of the reaction. "It's customers being funny but at the same time if customers knew about it they would know it is not a drug per se,” Flores said.

She not only did some research into it to learn about what her store was selling, she started using it herself for her arthritis.

Justin Bryant oversees a number of regional Family Video stores, and he says the video retailer is a real estate business above anything else, active in many different ventures.

The company also uses space at its stores for Marco’s Pizza, Total Wireless and, more recently, an ice machine system. Of the 20 stores he oversees, 14 have CBD displays, which can account for up to 25% of revenue.

Anna King, the manager for the two Peoria Family Video stores, said she was reluctant at first about selling CBD, but turned around after doing her own research.

“Recently, our sales of CBD were higher than our video game sales,” King said about the store at the corner of Glen Avenue and Sheridan Road.

But those revenues aren't always regular.

“We fluctuate quite a bit,” Flores said. “I had a week of $91 in sales.”

With CBD being sold at many businesses, whether in standalone stores or as an added product in existing stores, Flores says customers come in asking to compare prices. She said she was bewildered at the competition now that more stores have started sales.

“I didn’t know what was out there,” Flores said. “I just studied my stuff. I cannot believe how it just bloomed into where everyplace is selling it. What do we do now? I am at a loss.”