MCALLEN – A local CBD shop saw a boom in sales during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Husbaldo Salazar, owner of Hemp It Up CBD in McAllen, sales have increased by nearly 50% as people are looking for ways to cope with the new norm.
“Their stress levels have increased and a lot of people come in and you know the first thing they say is ‘hey you know what I need something for helping to sleep, I’m looking for something for stress relief, anxiety’,” said Salazar.
In fact, they would get calls at all hours of the day.
“We’ve even had some calls late at night, they’re just overwhelmed with the situation and they’re looking for some type of relief,” said Salazar. “They’ll call us and we’ll see the message and we’ll go ahead and try to facilitate them to their time schedule as well.”
Because of the increase in sales, Salazar said he’s expanding his business.
“During this period, from what we’ve seen it’s going to allow us to go to a new facility, to go ahead and serve the community, have more space and more availability of the products outside as well,” said Salazar.
The shop has also seen an increase in sales for their pet line.