Mary-Jane’s cafe in Bristol have started selling Cannabidiol-infused coffees Credit: ITV News
A new cafe has opened in Bristol, specialising in CBD-enhanced coffee.
Mary=Jane’s coffee shop opened its doors on Whiteladies Road at the end of May, and will be the flagship store for the brand.
Ethically-sourced coffee will be ground specifically to infuse with CBD oil – a product which derives from the cannabis plant.
When taken on a daily basis it helps maintain health and balance.
We started working with roasters to blend it into coffees to basically have a better tasting way to take CBD oil on a daily basis.
– Jon Antoniou, Founder, Mary-Jane’s Coffee
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. People use it to try and alleviate symptoms of conditions including anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain.
The success of the drug’s effect on these symptoms is largely anecdotal, as not enough research and testing has been done to confirm its legitimacy.
However, campaigners and supporters of the drug have long-claimed the stigma attached to cannabis use is preventing real medical progress being made.
Can CBD products get you high?
Short answer: no.
CBD oil is taken from the hemp plant, which is naturally high in CBD components but low in THC (the part of the plant which causes hallucinations and the sensation of being ‘high’).
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“The market itself seems to be doubling every year in the UK.
We don’t make medical claims but we get a lot of feedback from people who use our oils.
They say it helps with sleep, really helps their mood, a lot of people say they’ve been depressed or anxious for a long time and using the CBD has really helped lift that.”
– Mark Dunn, Director, Bristol CBD