5 Benefits of Buying Your CBD Local:
Just a few years ago, CBD was the furthest thing from anyone’s mind - even if you’d heard of it, you probably didn’t have any clue what it was. Now, since its federal legalization, it seems you can buy it anywhere. The grocery store, the gas station, even your grandpa’s neighbor was thinking about jumping in on a start-up. The plus-side of this development is that it has become much more socially-accepted, making it easier for people to access it without a social stigma. However, many are now confronted with a new question: “Just because I can get it anywhere, does that mean I should?”
In today’s age of big business, the question of buying local products - like CBD - seems to be popping up everywhere. While large companies can usually offer affordable prices and convenience, more people are considering switching to local sources for other reasons. Let’s take a look at some, and see how they apply to the CBD market.
1. Quality Products
One of the biggest reasons people have started to go local has to do with the quality of the product itself. If you’ve tried buying a wedding dress from Amazon, you’ll understand. Often times, when large companies look at the most cost-effective options above all else, they can run into problems with quality assurance, and CBD is no different. While there are many federal regulations of CBD, it can be very tempting to sacrifice certain qualities in favor of a price drop. For example, third-party lab testing is a requirement for all CBD of Lawrence products, and we make sure these tests are available in-store at all times. We also choose our products based on customer feedback, so any products that prove themselves to be ineffective are immediately switched out, regardless of our financial bottom-line. It takes a bit more work, and sometimes, we don’t always win on cost. But we also ensure that the product you take home is the best it can be - and if it’s not, we do everything we can to make it right.
2. Personalized Service
At CBD of Lawrence, we take a personal interest in our customers. Our staff works very hard to advocate for your needs, and we take the time to make sure you’re matched with the perfect product. We are also owned by a pharmacist, who not only has over ten years of experience in the field, but also understands CBD on a physiological level, so even if our highly-trained staff can’t answer your most advanced questions, Dustin works hard to always be available. We understand that navigating CBD can be overwhelming, and we never want that to act as a barrier to people getting what they need. This is why we make sure that we are fully knowledgable about the products and the market, and why we will take the time to answer your questions to the best of our ability. And if you forget to ask in store, give us a call! We always have someone available to talk, whenever you need. This is the level of attention and care that a local business can give to you.
3. Keep the Economy Local
According to a recent Chicago-based study, for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remained in the city while only $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer. Not only is CBD of Lawrence a local, Lawrence-based company, but we also do everything we can to work with as many other local retailers as well. From our Kansas-based Kombucha to our Kansas and Colorado-sourced CBD products, we are always looking to keep our money and business close to home. We also support as many local causes and events as possible, and we’re always looking for partnerships close to us. When you shop at CBD of Lawrence, your money goes back into the local economy, and it supports the hard-working families who are employed by it. Sometimes going with local products can cost us a few extra dollars, but when we see the people who hand-package the goods and drive out here just to deliver them (and see Margo while they’re at it), we know we’ve made a great choice. When you shop at CBD of Lawrence, you’ll know you’ve made one, too.
4. Better for the Environment
Because locally-owned businesses also employ other local retailers, the environmental impact is far less. Our products are shipped from much closer locations, and many local retailers use reusable or recyclable packaging, leading to less carbon in the air and less plastic in the trash. We also try and source organic, healthy CBD products, and we keep our sights on the forefront of sustainable CBD agriculture. We hope that by putting a premium on these products and giving them our business and support, we can be part of a positive change in how CBD is grown and harvested for a healthier planet and future. We also try and keep our own business as low-waste and environmentally friendly as possible. That is one of the many promises we make at CBD of Lawrence.
5. Keep Your Community Unique
If you’ve lived in Lawrence as long as we have, you’ll know that we take great pride in our town. The Mass. Street downtown has historic relevance, and it’s taken lots of hard work and dedication from the Lawrence community to keep it thriving the way it has. A big part of what makes this possible is all of the local retailers who work hard to keep downtown a fun, exciting place to go. It seems that every store you stop into holds endless surprises. At CBD of Lawrence, we’ve embraced this unique quality by incorporating art into our gallery, healthy kombucha on tap, and of course, our shop dog Margo. We participate in local events including the Halloween Mass. Street Trick Or Treat, and our front windows are a perfect place to watch the local parades. When you shop at CBD of Lawrence, you get more than just a great CBD product; you get a taste of what makes our town so special.
So there you have our top five reasons to shop local — although we’re sure there are many others to be added. At the end of the day, your CBD is your choice, and we’re happy you’re benefiting from it wherever you go, but we do hope that you’ll consider us along the way.