Miss Reba’s Inexperienced Home, new CBD store, opens in downtown Lafayette

Enter Miss Reba’s Green House in the city center and immediately feel the cosiness of a cozy café.

The CBD shop is full of plants and living moss adorn the walls, giving the tall space on Jefferson Street a real greenhouse feel. Customers can feel welcome on the comfortable chairs and sofas.

Shoppers are sometimes greeted by a two year old Irishdoodle, the store’s namesake, who loves chin scratches.

“We really wanted to build a place where you could sit, see the botanical aesthetics and have a very welcoming feel for all populations,” said owner and manager Joe Louque. “It really makes you feel at home to me and it’s very comforting. It’s therapeutic.”

The 32-year-old native Lafayette wanted a CBD shop that felt different from others. It was important that everyone could come and feel comfortable to get to know and buy products.

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That goal was one of the reasons he named the shop after his Irishdoodle Reba. He wanted the store to have a less generic name and feel more personal, unlike some pharmacies.

“Except for a few other places, you typically won’t see a place that big that focuses only on CBD products (in the area),” Louque said. “We felt like there was a big market and a very large population and all ages using these products.”

CBD (cannabidiol) is made from hemp plants, which are the same species as marijuana but contain virtually none of the psychoactive compounds that get people high. To be legal in Louisiana, CBD must have less than 0.3% Delta-9-THC.

All products sold at Miss Reba are registered with the Louisiana Department of Health.

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The store offers a variety of ways to consume or use CBD – bath bombs, topical creams, gums, tinctures. Products can range from the legally permitted 0.3% Delta-9-THC to broadband products that do not contain any.

When customers walk in, Miss Reba’s staff are ready to answer any questions and usually start by asking anyone who isn’t sure what they want, “What are your specific needs?”, Anything from fear to pain can be enough.

“A lot of the customers we’ve seen come because of anxiety, insomnia and are looking for products they can use during the day to improve their mental and physical quality of life,” said Louque.

Downtown is a great location for Miss Reba to help customers in the area, which has seen growth and new business in recent years, Louque said.

“To be here in the heart of Lafayette has been a blessing. We are part of the next phase downtown, ”he said. “I think I’ve never seen it so vividly.”

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