It’s high quality!
A up-scale new CBD store has opened on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue, offering hemp-based products along with a crash course on the basics of the substance, according to the owner of the aptly named ‘Your CBD Store.’
“You can get CBD everywhere, but there’s not a lot of places where you can get an education,” said Dominique Pastorello. “Our store is filling the education gap in the CBD industry.”
The new storefront near Union Street pledges to be more of a spa than a smoke shop, where users can relax and browse the wide variety of CBD products offered — including CBD edibles, skin creams, pet products, bath bombs, and vape capsules.
All of the store’s products have been tested extensively by a third-party lab to make sure its safe for consumption — which is essential due to the lack of Food and Drug Administration testing on CBD products, according to Pastorello.
“You can go online or into a bodega and buy it but you don’t really know what you’re getting,” she said.
CBD, an extract of hemp that does not contain THC — the ingredient of Marijuana that gets users high — has skyrocketed in popularity over the past two years due to its ability to create a sense of calm and wellbeing in those who consume it, without the buzzed feeling that comes with the sticky green stuff.
Consumer experts expect that sales of the legal green stuff will reach $1.8 Billion by 2022.
The Your CBD Store brand opened its first location in Florida in 2018, and has since ballooned to over 600 franchised locations — thanks in part to its emphasis on high-grade products, education, and transparency, said Pastorello.
A native of Ithaca, New York, Pastorello got her education in Plant Sciences from Cornell University, before opening her first Your CBD franchise in her hometown last year.