The café in Whiteladies Road opened on Friday, May 31
It seems people have taken a liking to Bristol’s most recent addition to the city’s food and drink scene.
But this café is slightly different from the rest in that it has food and drinks on the menu that have been infused with cannabis.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a naturally non-psychoactive substance which has seen an explosion of users in the last year.
Mary Jane’s, a name commonly used as a slang term for marijuana, opened on Friday at the site in Whiteladies Road formerly occupied by tapas restaurant Pintxo, which closed after less than a year.
At Mary Jane’s customers have the option of ordering a selection of food and drinks, including coffees, smoothies and milkshakes, containing CBD if they wish.
And the slightly different offering is proving popular with Bristolians, with queues reaching to the door of customers wanting to try the new place.
Cafe manager Jazz told Bristol Live the reaction so far has been “amazing”.
“The reception really has been incredible,” she added.
“We weren’t sure how people were going to react and what they would be like, but everyone who has come into the cafe so far has been so friendly.
“Most have a lot of questions about CBD, what it is, how it works and how we infuse it into food and drink.
“It seems like people just want to try something a bit different.”
Jazz said the aim was to make it accessible to all types of customers.
”We didn’t just want one demographic, and fortunately so far that hasn’t happened.
“We’ve had young, old, families with kids, students, professionals – all types.”
CBD is extracted together with more than 100 other nutrients from hemp plants and can help with a variety of conditions from depression and anxiety to fibromyalgia and arthritis, according to many.
It’s believed an estimated 300,000 people in the UK are already regularly taking CBD supplements, the majority of which are purchased online.
By Kate Wilson Political Editor
- 07:00, 3 JUN 2019
- Updated11:15, 3 JUN 2019