The origin story of the Houston Hemp Lab, a store specializing in CBD products in The Heights, starts with eavesdropping.
Sophia Romo, 23, already owned Erotic Cabaret Boutique in Montrose, when she overheard two bartenders discussing a CBD-infused cocktail. A lightbulb lit up inside her, she said, because she was interested in the hemp-derived CBD oil business but didn’t know exactly how to break into the market.
That was in October.
By January, Romo and the bartenders, Ty Whitaker and Zack Sims, both 25, drew up a business plan for a shop that would sell only lab-tested and certified CBD-infused products. The products would contain no THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the main active ingredient in cannabis.
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Houston Hemp Lab, 238 W. 19th Street, Houston
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