While CBD, or cannabidiol, is indeed part of the actives substances in cannabis, at the same time as the very controversial THC, its merchandising benefits from a recent derogation. Phew, everything you will read here is 100% legal. Since the easing up of the law, the products of this mysterious molecule, known to be relaxing, is developing on the cosmetics shelves as well as in trendy bars and restaurants. We are sharing the info.
Be reassured, the Do it team did not go as far as getting high! If CBD, or cannabidiol, is part of the active substances of cannabis, just like the very controversial THC, its merchandising benefits from a recent derogation.
Phew, everything you will read here is 100% legal. Since the easing up of the law, the products of this mysterious molecule, known to be relaxing, is developing on the cosmetics shelves as well as in trendy bars and restaurants. We are sharing the info.
CBD, a very positive molecule
To avoid any misunderstanding, just remember that cannabis, also called hemp is a plant comprising a great number of substances, amongst which CBD and THC.
With its psychotropic effects, THC makes you high. Catalogued amongst narcotics, it remains illegal. However, CBD, named the molecule of happiness, presents no danger of toxicity nor addiction. It does have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-pain and anxiolytic properties. In short, le CBD calms and soothes while THC produces excitement and anguish.
And what about marijuana in all this? This is another plant, in the same family as hemp much richer in THC (an average 5 to 20% against 0,2% for hemp legally cultivated in France). So now you are aware of the theory, lets get down to practice.
An evening at Rehab, the first CBD cocktails bar in France
This very special speakeasy has settled inside the Hôtel Normandy, in the chic districts of Saint-Honoré. Hidden behind a mirrored door of the restaurant Le Comptoir du Chantier, the secret bar reproduces the transgressive and low key atmosphere of opium dens at the beginning of the 20th century—a cute wink to the place’s past...
But today, no more green fairy and little, if none at all, alcohol in the glasses. CBD is replacing spirits in certain cocktails, created specially by two former buddies of Mezcaleria. Example? Kombucha, cucumber, falernum (green lemon, almond, spices) and CBD. “You start feeling the effects after the second glass,” launches Marlow, the head barman. Advantage, after an evening at Rehab, you go right to sleep and avoid nasty hangover effects the next day.
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm until 2am. Cocktails €14-16
Hotel Normandy, 254, Rue Saint Honoré 75001 Paris
A milkshake from outer space at PNY x Glazed
When the king of PNY burger goes to see if grass is greener, the result is a very smooth milkshake baptized Snoopadelic and created in collaboration with ice cream man Glazed. On the programme? Whole milk ice cream doped with hemp and olive infused with CBD, pimped with hallucinating Chantilly whipped cream.
Snoopadelic, €8.90. Available in all the PNY restaurants except Gaité
Amazing tartines with Confiture Parisienne
The team of Confiture Parisienne has concocted with Frenchfarm.ac, a grocery store specialising in made in Paris CBD the very first jams infused with cannabidiol. Three recipes (mango, fig, pear) and a honey to spread without moderation starting at breakfast time.
Confiture at CBD €16.90. More info on confiture-parisienne.com
Relaxed juice at Wild and the Moon
Always at the cusp of novelty, the trendy juice bar Wild and the Moon has injected CBD in some of its healthy potions. Zoom on Hollyweed, a house milk with Cajun nut twisted with CBD to sip at the end of the day for its anti-stress and relaxing virtues.
And the CBD Cold Brew, an energizing coffee infused cold, whose secondary effects (shaking, anxiety) would be annihilated by the molecule of happiness. Magical.
Hollyweed, €5.50. CBD Cold Brew €7.50
More info on wildandthemoon.fr
A relaxed menu with FoodChéri
The 2.0 caterer FoodChéri launches in an ultra limited edition a 100% CBD menu with a small after taste of weed: linguini with pesto and CBD (€7.95), a bowl of falafels with CBD (€9.95), a healthy salad: chicken, sweet potato, dry hap, avocado dip with CBD oil (€10.95). And for dessert, a granola bar (€3) or the white chocolate, cranberry, matcha cookie (€3.5) with traces of the molecule.
PS: remain discreet if you receive a delivery at the office, info or intox, a misunderstanding is always possible.
From the 29th to the 31st of January starting at 10am. More info on foodcheri.com