Ever since medical marijuana has been legalized in New York, you can see people searching for ways to have medical marijuana. People have gone a step ahead this time. There are various food recipes available that is infused with CBD, also known as Cannabidiol.
Department of Health (DOH) has strictly banned the usage of CBD in food in bars, restaurants, and any other food outlets. Although the officials of DOH has raided various food outlets to make sure CBD is not being used in food, they have not taken away the goods that had the CBD infused in it.
CBD is allowed to be sold on its own for medical purpose, it cannot be infused in food, drinks or any other form.
“Restaurants in New York City are not permitted to add anything to food or drink that is not approved as safe to eat,” a spokesperson representing Department of Health New York said. “The Health Department takes seriously its responsibility to protect New Yorkers’ health. Until cannabidiol (CBD) is deemed safe as a food additive, the Department is ordering restaurants not to offer products containing CBD.”
Before we go any further, let us learn what exactly is CBD or Cannabidiol.
What is Cannabidiol?
Cannabidiol is an active ingredient that is obtained by the cousin of marijuana called the hemp plant. Is Marijuana legal in New York? Marijuana in the form of CBD is legal to some degree. Every state in the United States has a law that controls the usage of CBD at a certain level.
CBD has proved to be helpful in treating the worst childhood epilepsy syndromes. It has also proved to be useful in cases of severe seizures and in most cases, CBD proved to have stopped seizures complete!
The main usage of CBD is made for those patients who suffer from extreme anxiety and insomnia. It also helps treat chronic pain of various degrees. You can even apply CBD on your skin to get rid of the inflammation caused by arthritis.
Intake of CBD may have some side effects. They include nausea, irritability, and fatigue.
CBD Infused Food in New York State
Let’s look at some of the food products that contain CBD.
1. CBD Fudge Sundaes
Where: Van Leeuwen at 175 Ludlow Street
Oftentimes, you can see Van Leeuwen ice-cream shop on Ludlow Street celebrating the weekend by having a one-day CBD pop-up. Alongside Alchemist’s Kitchen and duvet- and blanket-maker Buffy’ vegetarian ice cream, CBD-fudge-sundae extravaganza will also make a show. This only means one thing, the visitors can spoil themselves with the CBD-infused sundae. CBD is in the form of oil and is a dream of any stoner!
2. CBD-Infused Coffee and Treats
Where: Caffeine Underground
Now you can taste the coffee that is spiked up with CBD available only at Bushwick’s Caffeine Underground! The price ranges in between $6 for a cup of joe and $7 for the favorite mocha. You can even enjoy other CBD infused products such as jams, lollipops, caramels, and so on. You can enjoy all their savories with CBD related educational seminar, musical events and open-mic nights that are hosted by this coffee shop.
3. The Daily Hit CBD Oil
Where: CAP Beauty
CAP beauty is well-known for using CBD in their products. They are among the first beauty brand to include CBD in their beauty products. The company has launched the loved CBD oil mixed with mushrooms and various other adaptogens. This product helps your body to handle the day to day stress easily. Not only does this oil help you relax, but many have also used this oil in the kitchen! They have used it in steaks, soups, salads to make boring food seem delicious.
4. Craft Beer With a Side of CBD Oil
Where: Craft Beer & Smoke Shop
Price: $55 to $75
If you love beer, then you must pay a visit to Craft Beer & Smoke Shop to taste the CBD infused beer! They even have a wide range of brews that are sure to make you fall in love with this place. From Evil Twin to Grimm to KCBC, you are sure to find this place enticing. In addition, this place has friendly staff who are knowledgeable enough to walk you through their various beer recipes. You can even try CBD oil vaping, cigars, and other 4/20 equipment.
5. CBD Candy
Where: Weed World Trucks
Everyone loves candy. Imagine candy infused with CBD! This is a dream come true. Weed World Trucks is known for their amazing CBD infused candies named White Window, Bubble Kush, and Strawberry Cough. These products have legally allowed CBD in them. Their truck also supports and push the legalization of marijuana in New York State. You can get your hands on these delicious candies by paying them anywhere between $5 and $20!