Cannabidiol – more commonly known as CBD – has been trending across the country and making its way into products around the District.
CBD is the legal, non-hallucinogenic component of marijuana that has become a popular natural remedy for conditions like depression, anxiety, pain and insomnia. The use of CBD is supposed to induce a more focused and relaxed state and can be found in oils, extracts and capsules.
The average CBD dosage varies based on factors like your symptoms and biochemistry, but to best experience the effects of CBD, its use is encouraged daily whether it be before bed to promote a restful night’s sleep or first thing in the morning to control symptoms of anxiety.
As the trend grows, several shops in D.C. have incorporated CBD into products. From CBD-infused coffee to CBD oil massages, here’s a roundup of where you can find relaxation through CBD in the District:
For a relaxation solution to start your day – Gregorys Coffee
Instead of getting wired on multiple cups of caffeine in the morning, Gregorys Coffee has baristas brewing up drinks with CBD just a short walk from campus. With four locations around the District, you can get your fix of CBD throughout D.C. with the shop’s specialty #CBD latte.
The latte features espresso, oat milk and strawberry syrup combined with CBD oil. Each latte contains four to six drops of CBD oil, which comes from a 250 mg container of oil, and will add a slight bitterness to your typical morning coffee. The latte – which costs $6 for a small, $6.50 for a medium and $7 for a large – is an option for an introduction to CBD without dropping too much money on the latest wellness trend.
1900 L St. NW
For a more personalized CBD fix – Qi Kratom CBD Tea Shop
While most CBD food and beverages include predetermined amounts of oil, Qi Kratom CBD Tea Shop, an herbal shop and health market, offers varieties of infused tea that each have a unique effect.
The shop sells white, red and green tea leaf powders, which all have varying effects on relaxation, mood and energy as described on the tea’s packaging – the red is the most relaxing and the white is the most energizing. Two ounces, which will make 20 to 30 cups of tea, goes for $30, while a hefty 16 ounces retails for $150.
1517 U St. NW
For a calming beverage along with your morning bagel – Call Your Mother Deli
Alongside mouth-watering bagel sandwiches and pastries at this recently opened Jewish-style deli, Call Your Mother serves Vybes, an $8 organic, tea-like beverage made with 15 mg of CBD.
The drink comes in flavors like peach ginger, blueberry mint and strawberry lavender and is spiked with what is considered a mild dose for a calming effect. The glass bottle, which is branded with a millennial pink label, features a note from the founder saying that the CBD in the drink is “like taking yoga without taking yoga.”
3301 Georgia Ave. NW
For a CBD option to add to any product – Capitol Hemp
While the storefront provides both hemp products and smoke-ware, you’ll want to make your way to Capitol Hemp in Adams Morgan for the shop’s CBD products, which include CBD-infused honey that you can incorporate into your favorite products or recipes.
Users can add a teaspoon of honey to a cup of tea for heightened relaxation or drizzle a bit over your morning toast to calm down before a stressful class or exam. The sweetness of the honey masks the earthy taste of CBD, so you won’t even realize the calming substance is part of the product. To get you started, the storefront offers honey sticks with 10 mg of CBD for only $3. But if you decide the honey is a welcome addition to your routine, you can try the 250 mg CBD honey for $30 or the 500 mg for $50.
1770 Columbia Road NW
For when you are especially stressed out – Georgetown Massage and Bodywork
In addition to therapeutic and couples massages, Georgetown Massage and Bodywork offers 45- to 90-minute massages that use CBD massage oil. The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities of the CBD oil are absorbed through the skin during the massage to help ease the effects of anxiety and stress while also treating inflammation and pain.
While a 45-minute CBD massage will cost you $110, the massage at Georgetown Massage and Bodywork is the perfect way to experience the effects of CBD without consuming it, and even if you do not experience the calming effects of CBD, you can’t go wrong with a massage.
1726 Wisconsin Ave. NW