By Tom Bostock
There’s no question that CBD is the buzzy wellness product of the moment. Out of nowhere, coffee shops are selling CBD lattes, spas are offering CBD facials, beauty companies are rushing to release hemp lotions, and even your grandparents are seen chewing CBD gummies.
Although it may seem like a wellness “fad,” the benefits of CBD are vast. Local store owner, Dori Daniel, is still open after a year of opening her shop and provides a premium quality product and an education for her clients.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in the cannabis plant, which has many medical benefits. It’s a naturally occurring substance used in products like oils, edibles, and topicals to provide an alternative to pharmaceuticals that can cause harmful side effects. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it’s not psychoactive, so it will not make you “high,” as many people mistakenly assume.
The 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to sell hemp and hemp products in the United States if they contain only 0.3% THC or less. THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, is the cannabinoid in cannabis, responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana.
CBD mimics the effect of another cannabinoid our brain produces naturally, anandamide, responsible for regulating things like mood, memory, appetite, and sleep. Unregulated, CBD of questionable quality and content flooded the market, and a new industry was born.
I was “on the ground floor,” owner of Your CBD Store Oldsmar, Dori Daniel, said, with the opening of her CBD store over a year ago. “I got into this because I couldn’t find a quality product since the industry isn’t regulated,” Dori said.
Her store only carries SunMed branded products. Using approved growers in Colorado and Oregon, with the products processed locally in St. Petersburg, Florida, she has found the perfect, proven CBD source for her customers.
Response to CBD was overwhelming as Dori continued to educate both new and repeat customers about the variety and premium quality of her available CBD products and her reasonable, competitive prices. Products range from creams to gummies and other edibles, to name just a few.
Dori said she carries a variety of CBD, including their newest addition, the whole plant, and a full spectrum and a Broad Spectrum, which has 0% THC. Oils, water solubles, edibles, and now kosher, vegan, and organic gummies and honey sticks are all part of her Your CBD Store Oldsmar selections.
“Who doesn’t like gummies?“ Dori laughed. She is also especially proud to announce they are one of the nation’s first brands to obtain a USDA Certified Organic certification. Providing safe products from soil to oil.
Continuing to stress the industry’s lack of regulations, Dori warned,” it was important for me to find a quality product. There are now 600+ Your CBD Stores worldwide,” she said, confirming she made the right choice for her many satisfied customers.
The entire interview stressed the quality of the products she offers as a leader in her field. Dori proudly points to her Hemp Food license obtained from the United States Department of Agriculture. This provides more transparency and clearer labeling for the consumer.
She also told me about the incredible awards that her company obtained from the USA CBD Expo 2019, including Best Topical Cream, Best Tincture Flavor (orange), Best Cosmetic Skincare, and Best Pet Products, a litany of pure excellence.
The onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic impacted Dori’s business like many of her competitors, but unlike the others, she had already gotten a hemp food license earlier that year. One of the first businesses to obtain that food license, this designated her “an essential business,” allowing Your CBD Store Oldsmar to remain open throughout the pandemic and continue to service her grateful customers.
“Pivoting,” Dori said, was what her business has done to adapt to COVID-19 requirements to keep her customers safe. “Pivoting should be the word for 2020,” she said.
Your CBD Store Oldsmar offers contact-free pickup, and free delivery in their local markets and free shipping to accommodate out-of-area customer needs. She also stresses discounts are always available for all customers. In one marketing effort, she offered Facebook users a CBD sample, free for the asking. They mailed multiple samples across the United States, gaining many new customers.
A pillar of the Oldsmar community, Dori Daniel and Your CBD Store Oldsmar, does not shirk her civic responsibility for her business leadership role. She took an active part with her neighbors and was happy to receive this year’s Entrepreneur of The Year Award from the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce to recognize her efforts. As a willing ambassador for them, she chairs two separate meetings and serves on the Bay Area Young Professionals board.
Your CBD Store Oldsmar is conveniently located in Oldsmar at 4022 Tampa Road #8. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. There are even Sunday hours, noon to 5 pm.
When former dancer, singer, and actress Dori abandoned the glitz and glamor of New York City for Oldsmar, discovering CBD along the way, their loss was Oldsmar’s gain. A leader in CBD products sales in Tampa Bay, Dori promises, “we are here to provide an education and a premium product with as much transparency as we can provide.”
Call 813-818-8138 or visit Facebook or Instagram for more information.
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