Cumbria is to welcome its first-ever CBD café this January in Cleator Moor.
On Monday, the company behind the project, West Lakes Hemp formally known as Lakeland CBD, announced that they are in the process of developing a community hub and café selling their own ranges of CBD oils, cosmetics and merchandise together with their own branded tea, coffee, hot chocolate and CBD snacks.
Luke Woodend co-owner of the company said: “I think a move out West was always going to be on the cards if something suitable came up. So many of our friends and family in the Cleator Moor area are big supporters of the brand.
“The goal is to create a space where you feel you can socialise but that’s also comfortable to seek advice in. With a purpose-built consultation room away from the coffee shop, we’ll be able to cater to everyone, whether you’re stopping by for a cuppa and a cake with a friend or if you want advice and help on hemp-based products.”
This is the first of its kind in Cumbria, CBD is a relatively new yet fast-growing industry, constantly evolving and more information is readily available. Luke and his business partner Nic Hewitt are keen to provide support and guidance for all.
Nic who co-owns the company with Luke explained the plans moving forward: “Going through the first lockdown gave us a lot to think about and we re-evaluated our situation. We both decided it was time to come back home to West Cumbria and we've always wanted to open a physical bricks and mortar shop.
“However, as an ethical and innovative company, we want to use the space for multiple purposes. A la'al coffee shop, a refill shop and a community hub. We have a 5-year plan and we’ve got loads of ideas. The renaming of our company represents the new era of Lakeland CBD, as the focus on health and wellbeing continues to grow in our society; under the new name we can diversify and continue our plight to support our local community with their health, whether it be mental or physical.
“With the new facilities we can finally make our products in house and make more of them and make them accessible to everyone. We're lucky enough to have been able to keep going through lockdown, we've supported each other through it and used the time to look at how we can make the biggest difference and having a base in the West is perfect for us!”
The company are aiming to open their hub in January 2021, you can keep in the know with progress and further announcements on their Facebook @ West Lakes Hemp or by visiting their website www.lakelandcbd.co.uk