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CBD Store of Michigan
Rod started CBD Store of Michigan in 2018. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on CBD Store of Michigan?
I had been suffering from degenerative disc disease for 15 years. I have been in and out of physical therapy for 10 years. I have been on every medication the doctors could throw at me (including opioids). I had steroid injections directly into my spine. Nothing seemed to work until my wife handed me a bottle and said take this. I had no idea what it was, she just said this is supposed to work for pain. Trusting my wife, I took it and for the first time in a very long time, I felt some relief that evening.
I asked her what I took. She said CBD. I asked what CBD was. She said it comes from cannabis. I said, “YOU GAVE ME MARIJUANA?” She then explained it was not marijuana, it was hemp. It was at that point I wanted to learn more about it. So I found several courses on-line that helped me understand everything I needed to know about hemp. I started going to seminars all over the country and learning all I could. Now I teach at seminars.
Every time a friend mentioned pain or inflammation or anxiety or sleep issues. I would tell them about CBD. I would give them websites to buy it from. Many of my friends said that if I sold it, they would buy it from me. So I looked into wholesale and discovered a lot out there. I had to study all the different brands and find the best one for my friends.
I found a company that sold me 3 bottles at wholesale to try. It took me a couple of months to sell those 3 bottles, but after I sold them, all my friends started asking for more. I then started ordering $200 worth every other week. My friends would tell others and they were calling me (all this time I had a full-time job at a convenience store).
Within 6 months’ time, I went from ordering $400 worth of CBD wholesale per month to ordering $1200 per month. That is when I thought I could make a living at this. So I started working on a website. It wasn’t long after that, I decided to quit my job and start doing CBD Sales full time.
A few months later we found a storefront for lease and called the number. My wife thought I was crazy, 1st for quitting my job and 2nd for taking a chance on signing a lease for an industry that nobody really understood yet. I think you have to be a little crazy to see something that nobody else can see. However, here I am with a successful website and brick and mortar store. With over $100,000 in inventory and over 60 brands of CBD.
Today, we buy others’ products at wholesale and retail it to consumers. However, we have talked about starting our own brand. Stay tuned as we continue to grow.
Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder @ Starter Story
- Wiki Updater