Natchez's new CBD dispensary Loaded Flower celebrates Grand Opening – Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper – Natchez Democrat
NATCHEZ — Natchezian La’Tarsha Blanton moved away 21 years ago, but she returned to open her business called Loaded Flower. It is a premier dispensary of CBD products according to her website. Loaded Flower celebrates its Grand Opening Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
She is a 1998 graduate of Natchez High. She earned a degree in business administration and originally opened the store in Houston. She brought the store to Natchez because she missed her family and wanted to offer something different to Natchez.
“The cannabis industry was opening up, and I learned a lot about it,” Blanton said. “I felt it could be influential in Mississippi. I started learning about it in 2014. Mississippi has one of the worst health statistics in the country. I wanted to educate the community on what CBD is.”
CBD is a cannabis product made from hemp. It must have a THC level of 0.3 percent or less. The sale of CBD products is legal as is the cultivation of hemp. Blanton said she has a permit to grow hemp and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.
Additionally, the Loaded Flower is a licensed distributor of Fortune 500 company Total