By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 16, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Earlier this summer, Kind Oasis, a CBD mega store and community space, quietly opened in the former Kashou Carpets building, 2169 N. Farwell Ave.

Kind Oasis features over 100 CBD products such as oils, softgels, tablets, gummies, sports balm, vape cartridges and pet products. The store carries a large selection of Wisconsin-owned CBD brands – including its own Kind Oasis product line – as well as national brands.

Kind Oasis also offers free event space to foster Milwaukee’s creative community. This space can be used for educational seminars, community events and fundraisers, and as an option for local artists, musicians, fitness classes and other pop-up events.

“From the beginning, we’ve been dually-focused: to provide premium, yet affordable CBD, and create an inviting space for our community to learn about, experience and purchase these goods,“ says co-owner Salem Kashou.

Co-owner Erik Willms, who is originally from Mequon, lived in Montana for the past 10 years creating and refining techniques used for the concentration of cannabinoids. 

“Our aim is to set the bar for CBD quality in Milwaukee,” notes Willms. “We’ve seen the wide-ranging comforting benefits that come with using quality CBD for chronic muscle and joint pain, insomnia, anxiety, focus, stress and depression."

Kind Oasis practices safe public health measures in the shop and offers online shopping for those who prefer zero contact. The hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.