CBD won’t get you high – the cannabis compound has less than .3 percent THC – but proponents say it can help alleviate anxiety, inflammation, arthritis and more. As CBD becomes more readily available locally (Epidiolex, a purified form of CBD oil, was approved by the FDA in 2018), it’s making its way into the food-and-beverage industry, popping up in everything from coffee to frozen yogurt.
Wake the Dead
Guests at Wake the Dead can add CBD to any drink on the menu, but the popular Lawrence, Kansas, breakfast spot also offers a separate list of cannabis cocktails. The gin-based Highbiscus Punch balances the earthy, herbal flavor of CBD with hibiscus tea, for instance, while the Mary-J-Rita is a frozen Margarita infused with CBD and topped with a dusting of matcha powder – shaped into a marijuana leaf, naturally.
Wake the Dead, 7 E. Seventh St., Lawrence, Kansas, 303.588.4678, wtdbreakfastbar.com
Bella's Frozen Yogurt
Bella’s Frozen Yogurt in Downtown St. Louis now offers CBD-infused frozen yogurt in collaboration with local chain CBD Kratom. The fro-yo is available in rotating flavors like mint-chocolate, salted caramel pretzel and vegan five spice with coconut. Look for a CBD-infused cold drink (such as lemonade) to drop this summer. You can also pick up the CBD-infused froyo at CBD Kratom.
Bella's Frozen Yogurt, 1021 Washington Ave., Suite 100, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.553.9261, bellasfroyo.fun
In January, Kansas City staple The Roasterie launched the first new product in its line of canned cold-brew coffee, infused with 10 milligrams of natural CBD, then slow-steeped for 19 hours. Produced in partnership with CBD American Shaman, the cold brew is available for $5 a can in select American Shaman stores as well as at all of The Roasterie’s cafés.
The Roasterie, multiple locations, theroasterie.com