Miss Reba’s Green House, new CBD shop, opens in downtown Lafayette

Walk into Miss Reba’s Green House downtown and immediately you feel the coziness of a homey café. 

The CBD shop is filled with plants and live moss decorates the walls, bringing the real feel of a greenhouse to the high-ceiling space on Jefferson Street. Customers can feel welcome to enjoy the comfy chairs and couches. 

Shoppers are sometimes greeted by a 2-year-old Irishdoodle, the store’s namesake, who loves chin scratches. 

“We really wanted to build a place that you could sit in, see the botanical aesthetic and have a very welcoming feel for all demographics,” said owner and manager Joe Louque. “To me, it just really makes you feel at home, and it’s very soothing. It’s therapeutic.”

Reba, an Irishdoodle, left, and Joe Louqe stand in Miss Reba's Green House, a new CBD shop opened by Louque in downtown Lafayette. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

The 32-year-old Lafayette native wanted a CBD shop that had a different feel than others. It was important that anyone could come in and feel comfortable learning about and buying products. 

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That goal was part of the reason he named the store after his Irishdoodle, Reba. He wanted the shop to have a less generic name and feel more personal, different than some dispensaries.  

“Outside of a few other places, you’re not going to normally see a place this big concentrating just on CBD products (in the region),” Louque said. “We felt that there is a large market and a very large demographic and all ages that use these products.”

Joe Louque stands in his downtown Lafayette CBD store, Miss Reba's Green House, which was named after his  Irishdoodle, Reba. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

CBD (Cannabidiol) is derived from hemp plants, which are the same species as marijuana but contain virtually none of the psychoactive compounds that get people high. To be legal in Louisiana, CBD must contain less than 0.3% of delta-9 THC.

All of the products sold in Miss Reba’s are registered with the Louisiana Department of Health. 

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The store carries multiple ways to consume or use CBD — bath bombs, topical creams, gummies, tinctures. Products can range from having the legally allowed 0.3% of delta-9 THC to broad-spectrum products that don’t have any. 

Reba, the namesake of Miss Reba's Green House, lounges in a chair at the CBD shop that was opened by Joe Louque in downtown Lafayette. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

When customers come in, the staff at Miss Reba’s are ready to answer any questions and usually start by asking anyone who is unsure of what they want “what are your specific needs?,” which can range from anxiety to pain.  

“A lot of the clientele of customers that we’ve seen come in for anxiety, trouble with sleep and are looking for products they can use during the day to help improve their quality of life, both mentally and physically,” Louque said.

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