- Legal psychoactive cannabinoid (CBD) infused cocktails, smoothies, and topicals make for a relaxing pass-time at 7 NYC locations
- CBD also has added health benefits such as reducing joint pain, inflammation, and other chronic conditions
- “There are people who are coming in because they have chronic pain […] some people are just looking to relax, or they have anxiety,” says founder Kyle Hotchkiss of NYC’s Clover Grocery
Just because marijuana is still illegal in New York City doesn’t mean you can’t find it’s popular non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD. Not only does cannabidiol, abbreviated to CBD, relax you without the high, it also has a host of health benefits. CBD reduces pain, inflammation and skin conditions and improves your mood, even with casual use. On the medical side, this cannabinoid can treat epilepsy and neurodegenerative diseases. For all these reasons, CBD is increasingly popular, whether infused in soaps or added to coffee. Here’s where to buy CBD around New York City today.
More than a hipster Bushwick coffee shop, Caffeine Underground has live music, thai chi and a diverse selection of CBD products. Using Queens-based Flower Power coffee beans, this Brooklyn hotspot will add CBD to just about any drink. They also sell Flower Power beans that you can bring home.
Ian Ford, the owner of Caffeine Underground, wrote to High Times, “They’ve [CBD snacks and drinks] become quite popular in the neighborhood, and we have regular customers who find it helps them work, study, relax, and even reduce their arthritis pain.”
And CBD goes way beyond coffee here. Caffeine Underground also sells CBD candy, smoothies and jams. Whether you’re trying to finish that novel or chill out to live music, you should check out this health-conscious cafe.
Not sure whether to turn up or slow down? A gin and CBD cocktail from 5th&Mad is the way to go. “Pot Luck” contains Bombay Sapphire, Midori, Chartreuse, citrus and simple syrup. Not only is it (appropriately) green but they add a little green garnish which, for the time being, isn’t a real marijuana leaf.
Plan accordingly, though. 5th&Mad only offers “Pot Luck” on Saturday nights.
Clover Grocery and Cafe Clover
Clover Grocery is the epitome of West Village Chic. And with a growing array of CBD-infused product, they’re staying ahead of the trend. Clover Grocery offers fresh-made smoothies and juices, to which you can add CBD oil. For aches and pains, they direct customers towards CBD-infused topicals, like oils, soaps and lotions.
If you’re feeling more indulgent, they also sell Lord Jones gummies and eucalyptus and peppermint-infused vapes (from Wildflower)—all with CBD. According to Clover Grocery founder Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, they’re going to add CocoRau, another CBD product, in the upcoming weeks. These chocolates combine raw…