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CBD Brands See High Potential in Half-Baked Category

Made by hand, the dark chocolate espresso chews from Lord Jones are designed to attract the most discerning of foodies. They're sourced, the company says, with the finest Ecuadorian dark chocolate and packaged in a colorful cardboard box emblazoned with the brand's royal crest. But these aren't your grandmother's chocolate chews. The confections contain CBD, an extract derived from hemp plants…

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Is CBD Legal In New York? Where Can I Get It? How Much Should I Take? Will It Get Me High?

As the conversation around CBD (cannibidiol) has become more mainstream over the last year, more and more New Yorkers have become intrigued by its potential benefits. I've heard the same questions pop up again and again around the subject: what exactly does it do? Where do I get it? How much do I take? Is it going to get me stoned? And is it really legal?There is now a robust online market for…

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Keep Calm and Live in New York City: The Promise of CBD, the Cannabis Chemical That Won’t Get You High

One morning, about a month ago, I walked out of my Brooklyn apartment on a quick mission to buy shampoo and ended up having six drops of CBD, the cannabis-based elixir, administered beneath my tongue by a Coloradan named Bodē. Such things are liable to happen in New York City these days. Bodē was in Zoë’s Beauty Products, my local cosmetics store in Greenpoint, talking up a line of CBD tinctures…

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Cannabis Entrepreneurs Ask For More ‘Science’

Kim Sanchez Rael leads a company that creates sugars and syrups. Dr. Michele Ross, a neuroscientist is creating a trans-dermal pen to deliver medicine. Their passions intersect in the world of legal cannabis and the desire for more research there.Sanchez Rael, co-founder and chief executive of Azuca, creates fast-acting infused “sugars, syrups, and other elixers.” Because she grew up in the…

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New York City Restaurant Takes Comfort Food to New Heights

In the 28 years since it opened, Bubby’s has become a culinary staple in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, a no-frills, family-friendly restaurant known for such comfort-food favorites as pancakes and pie.Now, Bubby’s is taking comfort to a whole different level. The restaurant, which has a second location in the Meatpacking District that opened in 2013, is the latest in New York City to…

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What are the benefits of CBD — and is it the magical elixir that will save us from our anxiety?

A cannabis derivative called CBD — short for cannabidiol — has been zealously appearing on menus at coffee shops and cocktail bars in New York City and beyond. Flower Power Coffee, Van Leeuwen ice cream, By Chloe and an Astoria bar called Adriaen Block have all recently introduced CBD-infused items on their menus, promising all the chill of weed with none of the high. CBD oil is one of the…

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Is CBD Legal In New York? Where Can I Get It? How Much Should I Take? Will It Get Me High?

Part 1 of our CBD story can be found here: An Introduction To The Soothing World Of CBD As the conversation around CBD (cannibidiol) has become more mainstream over the last year, more and more New Yorkers have become intrigued by its potential benefits. I've heard the same questions pop up again and again around the subject: what exactly does it do? Where do I get it? How much do I take? Is it…

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Keep Calm and Live in New York City: The Promise of CBD, the Cannabis Chemical That Won’t Get You High

Cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive chemical found in the marijuana and hemp plants, has become the latest ingredient to invade New York’s wellness space. One morning, about a month ago, I walked out of my Brooklyn apartment on a quick mission to buy shampoo and ended up having six drops of CBD, the cannabis-based elixir, administered beneath my tongue by a Coloradan named Bodē. Such things are liable…

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Here’s where to snag CBD dishes and drinks for a really chill summer in NYC

New York City is going green. Well, not in the energy-efficient way, but in the way that the 4/20-related substance CBD (cannabidiol from the hemp plant) is slipping its way into the city’s dishes and drinks. CBD is said to provide a natural (and legal) calming effect, as well as help reduce inflammation. This summer, take a chill pill (in the form of meatballs, cocktails, lattes and more) and…

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Living the High Life: Ron Silver and His Three Bubbes

I admit to being one of those New Yorkers with a bad attitude toward change. Not only do I dislike change in general, but when it comes to my adopted city, I’m gutted every time I return to find my old neighborhood restaurants have closed, changed hands — or even if they have redecorated. As a chef, I like consistency and simple, sure things, and I’m sensitive to red flags on a menu that I…

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