Austin and Kat began at home when I first started baking with hemp and CBD to help Brady, my beloved retriever, cope with the changes of old age. I never imagined my homemade hemp bites would improve the lives of so many pets (and owners!) across the country.
my home kitchen became a bakery
The naturally occuring cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp work together in all sorts of fascinating ways to help your four- legged family members run, romp and roam to at their best
The compound in any amount over .3 percent Delta-9 THC is still illegal in Texas for those without a medical use card.
Shayda sees the recently legal market and the consumers who fuel it pushing each other to new heights, bit by bit. Consumers getting more educated through popular media outside the industry are starting to ask for previously little-known products. Meanwhile, the growing ubiquity of CBD is drawing more curious shoppers in for the first time. Shifting state legislation further slows growth for the industry, but just because it’s less than explosive doesn’t mean it’s stuck.
“I come from cannabis culture. I love that experience,” says founder Shayda Torabi of the more traditional shopping aesthetics. “But I think when you’re presenting something to a new consumer, like here in Texas, we saw an opportunity to make it a little bit more accessible to people who were not familiar with that type of environment. I always highlight with my team and staff: There’s obviously no dumb question.”
It’s more than welcoming interior décor that draws people to Restart. Each of the company’s three sisters has a distinct role in running the store and keeping customers up to speed. Shayda is responsible for marketing, managing the brand’s reach both in the store and online. She founded the company after the traumatic experience of being hit by a car and looking for alternative pain solutions to opiates. Her advocacy for CBD comes from personal experience and a willingness to take her care into her own hands.
Panel voting for South By Southwest 2021 just closed, with 64 proposed results relating to cannabis. Days ago, Travis County’s Judge Lora Livingston penned a letter declaring the smokable hemp ban in Texas unconstitutional. The cannabis landscape in Texas is changing, behind but not separately from the rest of the United States. Texans have questions.
According to Shayda, Austin’s unique position on the de facto legality of cannabis is simply that Travis County District Attorney José Garza does not wish to prosecute on minor possession charges. In turn, the Austin City Council declared to the Austin Police Department that its funding was contingent on easing up on this. The APD cemented this decriminalization in a memo in 2020. Small moves like this in progressive cities, Shayda hopes, will demonstrate to lawmakers that restrictions can be loosened with positive results.
Similarly, Restart customers find relief for pain, anxiety, and poor sleep, among many other more individual needs. The store’s website guides their experience with extensive resources, references, and testimonials.
As a hemp and cannabis collective, Greenbelt takes pride in carrying clean and safe products for you and your pets. They serve up good vibes and quality cannabis products at three locations in Austin: South Lamar, West Gate, and Bee Caves Road (plus a location in Belterra coming soon!). Stop by during happy hour for specials every day from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Details on their products and location of their stores can be found here.
True Hemp Science has been in the industry for over 20 years! The hemp product, CBD production, and research company is headquartered right here in Austin. Dedicated to the highest scientific standards of production for premium quality, effective and affordable CBD wellness products made from full spectrum hemp, they offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all products. See everything they offer here.
Co-Founder Joy Smith’s own personal journey with CBD inspired Joy Organics. As she started to struggle with sleep and other issues, Joy began looking for natural support for her body. Now, she doesn’t just treat her own ailments, she brings comfort to many others! Joy Organics recently became one of the first major CBD companies to introduce a line of USDA Certified Organic CBD tinctures and jarred salves and remains committed to crafting some of the highest quality products on the market. You can visit them at their store located on North Lamar or visit their website.
Speaking of trying it, there are many local shops where you can learn about CBD and test out some products for yourself.
True Hemp Science
If you’re looking for a person to person option, Austin CBD Queen is your gal. Not only does she sell product for people and pets, she is a licensed massage therapist and offers a CBD massage that includes a CBD gummy and the use of topical CBD cream on your preferred area. It’s 75 minutes of pure relaxation!