“We make sure we have third party lab tests to ensure quality and safety," Carter said.
The principal use of CBD is for individuals who experience a wide array of medical conditions of which CBD may help alleviate. Evidence from research and consumer testimony has linked CBD to the resolution or reduction of sleep disorders, anxiety and chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis.
Carter used the product for a broken metacarpal.
“One time a guy was in tears and came in to shake my hand because he had found relief," Rachel Royals, a hemp tender for the store, said.
Despite the mass exit of students from Chapel Hill over the summer, The Hemp Store has seen continued success in their new location on Franklin Street.
“Business has stayed pretty steady, if not picked up new customers," Royals said.
Royals said she thinks some people stay away from Franklin Street during the school year when it's at its busiest, but they return during the summer when some of the crowd has died down.
“Literally everyday people say I didn’t even know you were here,” Royals said.
With events such as CBD yoga and hemp history week, The Hemp Store has demonstrated plenty of interest in becoming involved with its new community in the heart of Chapel Hill’s downtown.
“Seeing the community’s reception to the store has been awesome," Demond Timberlake, social media coordinator for The Hemp Store, said.
Ultimately, the mission of The Hemp Store is to use CBD to help people who have problems such as anxiety, stress, mood disorders, perennial discomfort and sleep issues.
“To know we can help people in any type of way is what we do this for," Timberlake said.