- As medical marijuana becomes legal in more state, restaurants are more often infusing their foods and drinks with cannabidiol (CBD).
- CBD is one of the more than 100 chemicals found in cannabis.
- From CBD-infused lattes to CBD-infused cupcakes, restaurants are getting creative with how they use the substance.
Medical marijuana is currently legal in 33 states, and recreational use is legal in 10 states and Washington, DC. The result is a growing business of infusing foods with cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical produced by the cannabis plant.
CBD has found its way into beauty products, oils, and even food. Restaurants, bars, and coffee shops all across the country are beginning to add CBD to the items on their menus.
But what is CBD? CBD is one of the more than 100 chemicals in cannabis, along with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the chemical that delivers the „high“ associated with the drug.
CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health benefits including its ability to potentially help with childhood epilepsy — in fact, the FDA just approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions. There is also some evidence that CBD may help with chronic pain, though more studies on humans are needed to support this claim.
All in all, the limited research done on marijuana and CBD means we still have big questions about its medicinal properties. If you suffer from any ailments, always discuss potential treatments with your doctor.
These are some of the places in the United States that are going way beyond pot brownies to serve creative CBD-infused food items.
CBD is on tap at this Portland restaurant.
Ankeny Tap & Table is a family-friendly pub in Portland, Oregon with a casual neighborhood vibe. The pub boasts an extensive tap list, including Two Flowers IPA, a locally produced CBD hemp-infused beer.
Vegan restaurant, by CHLOE, includes a line of CBD treats.
by CHLOE. sources fresh, local ingredients for every item on their creative, casual vegan menu. And when you visit one of the New York locations, you can sink your teeth into a special treat. The NYC outposts offer the Feelz line of CBD-infused sweets, including brownies, cookies, and a rice crispy treat.
A NYC hotel delivers CBD-infused foods to your room.
The room service menu at the James Hotel in Manhattan includes a tasting menu of CBD-infused foods and beauty products. The CBD menu includes a gorgonzola and pear salad, spicy meatballs, and an olive tapenade duo served with bread crisps. And you can finish your meal with a CBD-infused ice cream sundae.
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