After opening in Mooresville, the owner’s newest location in Salisbury offers CBD, hemp
Posted on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 12:01 p.m
SALISBURY – After opening his first store with his mother in 2015, owner Ronnie Hornaday has brought a new version, 704 Hemp, to 2218 Statesville Blvd.
For those interested in the natural benefits of cannabidiol, or CBD, Hornaday’s store has you covered, and it also includes hemp.
Hornaday was diagnosed with Lyme disease when she was 13 and had to take medication daily to treat the lasting effects. After trying CBD, she was able to taper off her pills with the addition of natural treatments after your diagnosis.
He has expanded his business from the one store in Mooresville he opened with his mother, Lindy Hornaday. He has he hopes to open three more by the end of the year, all within 20 miles of his home in Iredell County.
After opening the store within 30 days, 704 Hemp opened and has grown every month since then as people come in curious about the variety of products on the shelves. Topicals, oils, cartridges, edibles and pet treats are among the items available, and staff members can consult on what might be best for each client.
Also, Hornaday says it all the store’s products are tested by employees to ensure quality. Clients are usually given a low dose to start with.
“Because CBD is fairly new and not federally regulated, a lot of the problem is online, you’re going to see a lot of information being countered and contradicted,” Viktoria Lane said. Hornaday’s niece.
She floats between locations and works behind the scenes as well as being the manager of the Moorseville location. “When we first opened, we all took courses and got certified in CBD online. The place where we got our certification, they made our training platform for our employees,” he said.
Each new hire spends 30 days in CBD education training before being called upon to assist and inform customers. After that, they get an additional 30 days of training along with customer service.
“We’ve hired people who have been used or have no prior knowledge,” Hornaday said. “We’re going to take them in and make sure they’re trained and educated.”
Koi CBD was the brand 704 Hemp stocked for hemp before manufacturing its own products in 2018. According to Hornaday, there are always opportunities with the business and even more to share and educate. He said that with his career he likes that he is able to make money and help others at the same time.
He also shared that while the business of selling CBD has been a slow and gradual process, the COVID-19 pandemic and more information over the past two years has led to more people trying it.
On the 704 Hemp website, testimonials and products can be found, but there are no online purchase options available yet.
The company also offers a loyalty program and has military, senior and EMS discounts.