CBD is arguably one of the top wellness trends of the last year, and its popularity continues to grow. With the introduction of SXSW’s Cannabusiness track to the cleverly named little green shops that have popped up throughout town, for anyone interested in improving their health CBD is a great place to start. While laws very throughout the U.S. and are constantly changing, t’s fully legal to consume CBD in Texas, whether it’s in oil form, vaping, topicals, edible or in tea.
What is CBD?
Named one of GQ’s Best Products of 2019, Mineral Health’s hemp oils, which come in Balance, Sleep, Recovery and Focus, utilize the entire hemp plant for optimal results. Its products contain a number of terpenes like Limonene, which reduces anxiety, Linalool and CBG. Then there’s the Maison 300 mg hemp salve with sage, sandalwood, CBG and CBD to relieve sore muscles and Sousa, a 1,000 mg formula that smells like berries and citrus, a rich, hydrating oil meant for dry, inflamed skin.
Austin has a new CBD store, coffee shop, and bakery, serving CBD-infused baked goods and coffee with CBD drops. Flamingo Hemp is now open within downtown Austin music venue Flamingo Cantina at 515 East 6th Street. It opened right before SXSW on Wednesday, March 6.
The edibles, from local catering company Keep Austin Baked, are made with Flamingo’s own CBD-infused coconut oil. There are muffins, scones, chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread lollipops, chocolate-covered espresso bean clusters, etc., all infused with between ten to 25 milligrams of CBD per serving. There’s also a coffee menu with drip, espresso and iced coffees with optional CBD shots.
Flamingo Cantina owner Angela Tharp decided to open Flamingo Hemp as a way of providing CBD items for its health benefits. The shop also sells hemp CBD oils, salves, vapes, lip balms and glosses. The hemp is sourced from an organic farm in Colorado.