District Hemp, the first hemp-based CBD store in Virginia, opened its second store in Leesburg on Friday.
District Hemp was founded in 2017 as a pop-up concept in Washington, DC community markets. It opened the commonwealth’s first hemp-based CBD store in Manassas later that year.
The expansion to Leesburg comes as the use of industrial hemp is clearing legal hurdles at the state and federal level. The legalization provisions in the federal 2018 Farm Bill, adopted in December, are expected to open up a $22 billion market by 2022.
“I am so blessed to have the opportunity to help so many people through the use of hemp,” stated owner Barbara Biddle. “We’re proud to be on the forefront of the effort to educate the broader community about the benefits of hemp and CBD products.”
The store offers hemp oils, teas, bath balls, vaporizers, and infused dog treats, among many other products. Legalized industrial hemp products contain lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD) than marijuana.
District Hemp is located at 19 Wirt St. in downtown Leesburg. Among those participating in Friday’s grand opening was celebrated were Leesburg Town Council members Suzanne Fox, Ron Campbell and Neil Steinberg.
For more information, call the shop at 571-364-8663 or go todistricthempstore.com.