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Everything You Should Know About CBD-Infused Meals

From California to New York, infused meals have become a mainstay of today's cannabis culture, providing a focal point around which both enthusiasts and canna-curious may gather socially and learn about the plant. While THC-infused meals happen speakeasy style in states that have yet to pass adult use regulations, CBD-infused meals are ubiquitous. Excitement over the Farm Bill has only increased…

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No One’s Really Sure How to Regulate This Hemp Food Craze

Anna Buck, a barista, holds a cup of CBD-infused cold brew at Blue Sparrow Coffee in Denver. Federal regulators say businesses that add cannabidiol to food are essentially adding prescription drugs into the food supply. WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — At Joshua Hudson’s smoothie shop, a bohemian outpost called Twisted Smoothie in a small strip mall here, customers can add a 15 mg or 30 mg shot of…

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Cannabis Drinks Confront a Serious Buzz Kill—They Taste Terrible

Cannabis drinks are hitting the global market, promising anxiety reduction, pain relief and better sleep. One thing none of them tout is taste.Drink up “Like a barnyard,” Ron Silver, owner of Bubby’s restaurant in New York, says of the cannabis oil used to make weed-infused drinks. The self-described cannabis advocate says he started cooking with hemp oil about five years ago and was initially…

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Azuca CEO Kim Sanchez Rael talks science, culinary creativity and the future of edibles.

This is a must-listen! A passionate business leader, startup veteran and investor in innovation, our CEO Kim Sanchez Rael appeared on the Maria and Jane podcast to talk about her strategy for partnership and expansion; Azuca’s three-patent-pending process for making edibles fast acting and predictable; sophisticated cannabinoid products that inspire culinary creativity; and introducing CBD…

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Why Is New York City Embargoing CBD Products?

Just like Los Angeles in late 2018, America’s other big trendsetting city, New York, suddenly outlawed CBD infused food and beverages in a seemingly backwards snap. Announced the same week as the federal relaxations on hemp from the Farm Bill, New York’s Department of Health decided to crack down on cannabidiol dosed prepared food items— not tinctures or manufactured foods, which they see as…

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Impress Your Valentine With Chocolate-Tasting Tips From A Chef

I've been tasting chocolate — lots of chocolate. And let me begin by saying, as jobs go, this is a good one. Let's start this lesson by taking a minute to learn some very basic information about this sweet, nuanced treat. This is not the milk chocolate you grew up eating, which is loaded with sugar. This is sophisticated, craft chocolate — what's often called "bean to bar." These chocolate bars…

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Hudson Yards Gains a Fine Dining Restaurant Called Zodiac Room

Williamsburg pizzeria shutters Pizza restaurant Fornino closed its Williamsburg location after 15 years in the neighborhood. It originally opened on Bedford Ave. but relocated to Kent Ave. in 2017. Locations remain in Greenpoint and seasonally at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6. More Hudson Yards developments The Neiman Marcus store planned for the Hudson Yards development project will also contain a…

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How to Use CBD in Your Daily Routine

As many countries and several states in America start to legalize and welcome marijuana and hemp products, it’s no surprise that CBD has made its way into everything from grooming products to yoga studios. If you’re curious but not quite schooled on the best practices for implementing CBD goods into your routine, it can be intimidating to get started. First things first: What is CBD? Founder and…

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Azuca Puts CBD Into Sugar So You Can Put It In Coffee (or Literally Anything)

While walking the Fancy Food Show floor this week, I was curious to see how many companies would use one of the trendiest products of 2019: cannabidiol (better known as CBD). While the number was surprisingly few (no more than three or four), I did see a few companies incorporating CBD into things like tea and chocolates. Azuca wasn’t exhibiting at the show, but the startup was certainly there to…

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Trendy hemp compound CBD set for big boost from U.S. farm bill

The status of cannabis component CBD as a trendy new superfood ingredient may be cemented this week by U.S. President Donald Trump. The US$867 billion farm bill, headed to the president for his signature, would remove industrial hemp from a list of federally controlled substances, a major step as weed culture pushes into the U.S. mainstream. That would create a legal market for CBD that could be…

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