Updated: Feb 11
A passion for helping others led Dominic Leone to start a CBD Shop with his best friend and use hydroponics to grow their own variety all year round in Seguin, Texas.
After hemp with less than 0.3% THC level was legalized in Texas, Dominic Leone and his partner Russell Lowery became hydroponic growers Licensed in Texas and set up their retail location, which also sells online. Their mission is helping others by providing high quality CBD and hemp products that are affordable for the average person. Alternative Solutions CBD Shop has worked with a select strain of the cannabis indica Hemp to develop the Yesca Bueno brand for tinctures, salves, flower, and oil. This variety is a mainstay of the business.
Dominic and Russell started out on a shoestring and have been self-funding their business as it grew. They are passionate about the healing properties of CBD. Dominic says, “CBD changed my life, changed relationships in my family and has helped many people to deal with chronic physical pain and be comfortable again.” He adds, “The miracles that we have seen happen with our products lit a fire under us and we are expanding the business.”*
He explains, “I first tried CBD because I had my own challenges with depression and anxiety that troubled me for many years, but now I have balance in my life. I feel calm, serene and more aware of the community and the planet.” Dominic has many stories to share about how his customers have been able to become pain free and no longer dependent on prescription pain medications with associated risks.
Alternative Solutions uses the Hempliance software for managing their business growth and compliance. “It’s an easy process to keep track of all our paperwork, including compliance documents without having to have costly accountants. We use the software to track where the flowers are, what they look like, how much we are feeding them and when the last feeding was. It’s all in pictures that we can share with a link. We get a manifest to send out for official samples. We also take pictures when we cure it and retest. The app is self-explanatory to use.”
Dominic and Russell started by downloading the mobile app on their cell phones to capture information and then discovered the capability of the dashboard. “We like the portal. It’s a lot easier and gives us more flexibility to look at on a big screen when we want to see two or more lab results or study the nutrient schedule. We can see how our plants look, study that dashboard and compare several views.” Dominic continued. “We like the ease and convenience of the Hempliance software solution. It has everything we need in one place: compliance records, pictures, data and more. It’s all there when we need it to change and grow with us. And the records are kept for the full 5 years needed for compliance,” said Dominic Leone of Alternative Solutions in Seguin, Texas.
"At Hempliance we provide a foundation from which entrepreneurs in the hemp industry, like Dominic and Russell over at Alternative Solutions CBD, can compete and thrive. In a growing industry that fluctuates as much as industrial hemp, data security must be useful and transparent, rather than a burden," says Nathan Murphy of Hempliance.
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* CBD has become more widely accepted for use after the World Health Organization (WHO) reported their studies showed no potential for abuse or harm through using CBD. The WHO reported, “There is currently no evidence that recreational use of CBD is connected to any health problems. In fact, it is considered to have many health benefits and is used to treat many health difficulties including stress, sleep difficulties, anxiety, other mental health difficulties, and chronic pain. The New England Journal of Medicine has run controlled studies on both humans and animals that suggest CBD has a valuable therapeutic use for epilepsy, seizures and spasms.”