BUCKHANNON – The seed-to-sale, woman-owned, and mountain-grown hemp enterprise, Moon Flower, plans to grow to be the latest addition to Buckhannon’s Important Road this February.
Co-owners of Moon Flower Hemp, sisters Riley and Macie Queen, acquired 46 East Important Road, the constructing that previously housed Jesterline, in the midst of 2021 to accommodate the complete Moon Flower operation.
“We constructed Moon Flower within the warehouse, and we determined it was time to open our first brick-and-mortar retailer,” Riley Queen informed My Buckhannon in December. “We additionally needed to have an even bigger area as a result of we’re repeatedly increasing our product line, our workforce and every little thing that we provide. We figured if we might discover a spot on Important Road, we might have retail and our operation intertwined with one another.”
Riley Queen stated combining either side of the enterprise – the rising and processing operation with a retail storefront – will allow Moon Flower to broaden training on their CBD merchandise. CBD, brief for cannabidiol, is derived from hemp, a detailed relative of the marijuana plant; nevertheless, it doesn’t trigger a ‘excessive’ in and of itself, though it’s a key element in medical marijuana.
“I feel having an in-person area was actually vital for us as a result of whereas we actually like working on-line, we felt that training was an enormous a part of Moon Flower, and will probably be simpler to speak to folks face-to-face and actually get throughout the totally different info they could want to determine what merchandise work greatest for them,” Riley Queen stated. “It’s going to be good to have the ability to give these in-person consultations slightly than simply on-line.”
Moon Flower produces and sells CBD and Delta-8 merchandise, which are available in quite a lot of kinds.
“So far as edibles go, we now have gummies, cereal bars, arduous candies, suckers, a complete tincture line, tea and honey,” Macie Queen stated. “We simply launched our Moon Vapes which have totally different cannabinoid combos to supply sure results, which is presently our greatest vendor; we now have our complete flower line, which is immediately from our farm; we do a lot of pet merchandise that individuals love, together with butter, tinctures, totally different bombs; and we now have a complete topical line of warming gels. We do some little bit of every little thing.”
The brand new location’s retail area is presently beneath building, however all the opposite rooms are already operational.
“We have now our delivery facility, our gummy room, lab, kitchen after which our develop room and retail area are being constructed proper now,” Riley Queen stated. “Our retail area goes to have a full edibles bar, and we’re going to have our teas on faucet.”
“Our edible bar will probably be infused with totally different dosages and cannabinoids,” she added. “After all, we’ll promote our complete product line there as properly, and we now have a stage out entrance that we’re actually excited to make the most of; we’re going to do quite a lot of group occasions and issues to get folks out, having an excellent time.”
Macie Queen emphasised the significance of providing quite a lot of supply techniques for CBD and its ever-expanding advantages.
“It’s good to have the ability to supply all kinds of issues to folks as a result of everyone’s utilizing hashish for a special cause, and that’s one of many greatest issues we realized is you may have anyone who can’t go to sleep, however their companion is utilizing it purely for, let’s say, enjoyable,” Macie Queen stated. “We have now the smokeable line, however lots of people don’t choose to smoke, in order that’s why our edible line is so in-depth.”
“We have now so many choices and dosages,” she stated. “We have now low-dose gummies for novices, after which extraordinarily high-dose gummies for people who find themselves actually skilled with hashish.”
The sisters began to develop Moon Flower as a enterprise once they have been college students at West Virginia Wesleyan School.
“My mother and father acquired into producing bulk CBD oil, after which we determined we needed our personal little phase of retail and our retail phase is the factor that flourished out of every little thing,” Riley Queen stated. “Once we have been at Wesleyan, I used to be a graphic design main, so I used to be chomping on the bit to have the ability to design a product line, and a model like this has been my dream design venture.”
Macie Queen stated she and Riley share a ardour for his or her group.
“Riley and I are each very captivated with Buckhannon itself,” she stated. “We have been born and raised right here, and we’ve been in a position to see the development of Important Road over time, so I feel having the ability to supply this on this area will probably be a very cool change for folks round right here.”
Macie Queen stated she and her sister have skilled the advantages of CBD firsthand, so it impressed them to supply these choices to the group.
“Riley and I’ve had nervousness issues our complete lives, however after being on years of medicine after which discovering hashish collectively, we shared a mutual respect for the aid we acquired from hashish, and we needed to share it with folks,” Macie Queen stated. “Lots of people will see hashish and simply assume, ‘you’re simply getting stoned, it’s a just-for-fun kind of factor,’ however, folks don’t understand THC and CBD can be utilized medicinally in so some ways. We mixed these mutual passions we had, and Moon Flower occurred.”
They’re aiming to open the brand new location within the first week of February.
“We don’t need to open till we all know every little thing’s executed the way in which we need to do it,” Riley Queen stated. “We’re considering January goes to be our absolute crunch month — we’re going to get all these final issues ironed out – after which February, we’ll be prepared, and our grand opening occasion goes to be superior.”
Moon Flower’s merchandise will nonetheless be offered in different retail areas and on-line, however their Moon Flower storefront will supply unique merchandise, Riley Queen stated.
“There will probably be merchandise which are unique to our area, just like the tea on faucet, and we’ll in all probability come out with merchandise that we simply carry right here, however so far as the product line that we promote on-line and to the remainder of our retailers [wholesale], it’ll nonetheless be open to anyone,” she stated.