The Birth + Future of District Hemp Botanicals

Hello there!

You seemed to have stumbled upon us. That’s great because we’re so glad you’re here.

We’re District Hemp Botanicals, a premiere destination for plant-based wellness products DC area. With locations in Manassas and Leesburg, VA, as well as a brand-new store in Dupont Circle, we are proud to serve our little nook of the (b)east coast. Just kidding, we love you west coast folk. In fact, many of our vendors are from out west. Like, The Brother’s Apothecary, Colorado Hemp Honey, CBD Living, and many others. Each of our locations offer a diverse selection of CBD products such as tinctures, topicals, edibles, concentrates, teas, vape juice/pens, capsules, and much more for whatever your preferred method of taking CBD might be. We even have a great selection for your furry family members. Yes, animals have endocannabinoid systems too...

Before we get too off topic talking about ourselves, yes, you did read that right (in the second sentence). We’re making our way back to the District of Columbia – the place where it all began.

The Birth of District Hemp

Back in 2017, District Hemp was more of a concept rather than an established brand. Our owner, Barbara Biddle, would bounce around the Washington, DC vending scene spreading the word about CBD and hemp-derived products following the birth of her son and the death of her first business (Cloud Shoppe). Barbara found CBD to be life-changing. Prior to discovering CBD, she was going through a wave of depression. Her friend, who had chronic nerve pain, told her about CBD and Barbara was pretty skeptical at first. But at this point, she was willing to try anything.

District Hemp Botanicals 

She received a sample of CBD vape juice in the mail and gave it a try. It wasn’t anything too significant; there was just a little more pep in her step and her drive was in full-motion once again. After feeling those effects, it was at that time that she decided to open the doors to District Hemp’s first brick-and-mortar location in Manassas, Virginia. District Hemp products, as well as our carefully selected/third-party tested vendor items, were starting to make a name for themselves within the Washington, DC area within just the first year of being open. By the beginning of 2018, a second District Hemp Botanicals was opened in historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia.

Maybe it was right place, right time, or maybe the DMV area was in desperate need of some holistic and alternative medicine. Either way, it became Barbara’s mission to end the stigma behind the cannabis plant. Barbara states:

I hope through advocacy and community outreach that I can change the stigma surrounding hemp and plant-based medicines by letting people experience the power of the cannabis plant first-hand.”

What’s to Come from District Hemp?

Moving forward, it is our goal to continue setting the standard for high-quality CBD products readily available within the DC area and beyond. All of our products are properly tested and carefully selected to ensure you safety, quality, and effectiveness. 

We hope that you’ll join us on a journey of news, education, and updates about the hemp industry. We like to do fun things so be sure to follow us on Instagram (@DistrictHemp) and Twitter (@District_Hemp), and give us a ‘Like’ on Facebook (@DistrictHempBotanicals).

Should you have any questions, or would like to know more about CBD and hemp-derived products, be sure to check out the rest of our blog as well as our FAQs page. You can also give us a call at (571) 799-9914 and we’d be more than happy to assist you.

As always, we look forward to serving you.

Oh! And before we forget...

We are extremely excited that Dupont Circle will be one of our homes. We have already received such a warm welcome, which is why we’d love for you to join us at our Grand Opening and Wellness Pop-Up at our Dupont store located at 1323 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC (second floor). We want to share the LOVE with you! So, be sure to mark your calendars for Friday, September 6th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. We’ll be there with food, drinks, free massages (yay!), CBD samples, music, and more! Click here for more details.

And with that, we’re signing off. We hope to see you on the 6th!

Katie Rice