Mary Lopez Carter, Founder of Carolina Hemp Hut Stores

Carolina Hemp Hut stores and the Hemp Oil Rockstar online store have been delivering results since we opened. Our goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for our customers while helping people lead healthier lives

Mary Lopez Carter has gained significant experience with aspects of Industrial Hemp and its uses and is passionate about helping people learn more and helping YOU by exceeding your expectations. She created Hemp Oil Rockstar to help people via an e-commerce site. As that site grew in significance and traffic, she realized she needed a physical storefront to help meet her audience’s needs. This led to the creation of the Carolina Hemp Hut.

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Read press on our first Hemp Hut Store opening (Durham, NC in 2018).

The Carolina Hemp Hut stores have grown to become the largest (of their type) Dedicated Hemp stores in the State of North Carolina. You’ll LOVE their variety and selection of Hemp, CBD, Delta 8, CBD, CBV, CBDa, CBN and so much more.


Carolina Hemp Hut stores offer Hemp-based supplements and treats to help people establish better health. Our items are all 100% Farm Bill compliant. Many of our products are USDA Certified Organic so our customers can be assured we’re offering “clean” products. We strive to keep our products affordable for all.

History of Helping People

The Carolina Hemp Hut was established in 2018.

Mary Lopez Carter founded Hemp Oil Rockstar in early 2018 after she did copious research into products which would help her husband, David Pratt Carter, beat cancer (he had malignant intracranial primary melanoma). She discovered the promising impact of CBD on people’s health. Soon after finding success with Hemp Oil Rockstar, she rented space at the Streets at Southpoint mall in Durham, NC to establish a more permanent location to help people of the community with better health options. Now, the Carolina Hemp Hut stores have grown to multiple locations throughout the Triangle Area of North Carolina.

The Flagship store was opened officially on May 1, 2019 (after a 4/20 preview day) at 137 Mayo Street in Hillsborough. The training programs and hemp education sessions began in early May. Currently, over 2,000 people a month build their understanding of Hemp and CBD from the team at Carolina Hemp Hut.

Mary and the team continue to educate consumers with information from scientists, researchers and medical professionals on the benefits of hemp oil extracts. They now have multiple locations throughout the NC Triangle area.


Meet the team

The main team for the Carolina Hemp Hut consists of (right to left) Richard Sniffen (Hillsborough Lead and event manager), Mary Lopez Carter (founder, Hemp Event Speaker and Hemp Advocate), Joshua Edwards (Durham Budtender – emeritus), and David P. Carter (Hemp Operations and Marketing Manager).

Carolina Hemp Hut Operations Team are here and ready be helping people like you

Richard, Mary and David are available for speaking at your scheduled events for Hemp or Health related functions. Please contact the team at 855-HEMP-OIL extension 102 to request any from the Hemp Hut team to speak at your next event.

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Meet the Business Owner

Mary Lopez Carter

Mary Lopez Carter appreciates people and wants more people to secure better health and a higher quality of life. She’s has a heart for serving and strives to assist people whenever possible. Her journey with the Carolina Hemp Hut began as a result of her desire to help her husband beat cancer. 

She’s embraced more natural methods of healing along with many Western methods. The strong Peruvian influence of her family has led her to research botanical health solutions from around the world.

She continues that journey and hopes to bring other people along the path to better health. Join her in good health!