Fishtown-based Kurant Cider recently launched CBD-infused hard cider at its Kurant Brew & Brew tasting room and coffee shop on Girard Ave. Thanks to customer demand (the cider sells out very quickly), it now seems as though Kurant will roll out a continuous line of the CBD ciders. In mid-April, it launched, Mellow, a refreshing 6.2% ABV peach cider, and, judging by the looks of a recent Instagram post (see above), it looks like something else special is planned for Saturday, April 20! 436 E. Girard Ave., Philadelphia; (267) 293-7019.
CBD is a compound that is derived from hemp, but unlike THC, it is non-psychoactive so it does not impart a mind-altering “high.” Many people who use it, whether in topical creams, oils, tinctures or other methods, do report a feeling of well-being, calmness, mental clarity and improved energy. Sounds a bit miraculous, yes? CBD is legal in PA and the oil can now be found in health food stores across the state.
Reading Soda Works Bottling Company, based in Reading, PA, makes a wide range of craft sodas, ranging from Sarsaparilla to White Birch Beer to Vanilla Cream to Grapefruit Citrus. If you’re interested in CBD products, you’ll be stoked to know that the company recently released a line of infused sodas and seltzers called CannaFizz with between 15 and 25 miligrams of CBD-oil in each 12-ounce bottle. You can shop for Reading Soda Works’ products online, or use its store locator tool to find a local market near you that carries them.
FUEL CBD Dream Smoothies (Philadelphia)
This chocolate hemp butter from Hippe & French, which can be added to smoothies or anything else you like, contains 100 mg. of organic, full-spectrum CBD per jar. Actually, this lovely shop is the place to go for all things CBD, from house-made oils and salves, to chocolate bars from Minneapolis’ Cosmic Cacao and CBD tonics from Aurora Elixirs, from Oregon, and botanical sparkling drinks from San Francisco-based Monk Provisions.
Suddenly, it seems like cannabis is everywhere. From fancy face cream and bath salts to dog treats, weed has gone mainstream. And while recreational marijuana isn’t legal — yet — in Pennsylvania, CBD oil is. CBD, or cannabidiol, emerged as a major wellness trend in 2018 as an antidote for everything, from anxiety to chronic pain to nausea.
Harvest Moon Bagels CBD Cream Cheese (Lancaster)
Want to start your morning with some extra chill? Harvest Moon Bagels recently launched CBD honey lavender cream cheese as a topping for its epic hand-rolled bagels. The cream cheese, which is infused with CBD honey made by Ellister’s Elixirs (a Lancaster-based holistic skincare and wellness company) plus a bagel will run you $4.50 — not bad for a blissed-out breakfast. 47 N. Queen St., Lancaster; (717) 984-6549.
In October of 2018, Philly-based FUEL unveiled a new line of “dream” smoothies infused with CBD oil at all of its shops, making it the first place in Philly to officially jump on the CBD smoothie trend. The three dream smoothies, all of which contain half a milliliter of CBD oil each, include Green Dream with kale, ginger, pineapple, spinach and honey; Berry Dream with strawberry, mango, apple and banana; and Orange Dream with OJ, banana, vanilla and non-fat yogurt. Prices range from $6.92 to $8.95, depending on size, and customers can also add CBD oil to other smoothies for $2.95. FUEL’s owner Rocco Cima is so into this concept, he plans to explore additional CBD-infused drink and food options for debut in early 2019! Various locations
CBD flowers are taken directly from the hemp plants, hung, and dried to preserve the terpenes and flavor profile. After that, they go through an extensive curing process that can take up to four months. Like an aged fine wine the CBD flower develops a higher quality smoke the longer it is cured.
From seed to sale, we carefully curate the entire plant journey. We start by sourcing our seeds from the best in the industry, Oregon CBD , and then continue to give our plants the utmost care and attention as they grow. We use all-natural fertilizers and sustainable farming techniques, and we sometimes even talk to our plants (it's the secret ingredient!). We select our best top buds for every strain, and hand-trim and slow-cure them in our climate-controlled facility to ensure the best quality and ultimate potency.
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Since consuming CBD flower requires inhalation, it may not be the best consumption method for people with respiratory problems, children, or the elderly. Please consult a doctor before smoking CBD flower, and do not use if you are under 18 years of age.
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Smoking CBD flower is one of the fastest delivery methods of cannabidiol to the body. When smoke is inhaled and CBD comes into contact with the lungs it transfers straight into the bloodstream. This makes smoking hemp the fastest way to feel the effects of CBD, instead of waiting up to an hour to feel the effect of edibles or other methods.