A new cafe that sells food products infused with Cannabidiol (CBD) has opened in Leeds.
HempHarvesters cafe opened at the end of March and sells food products infused with CBD.
Cannabidiol is a chemical compound obtained from Cannabis plants that allegedly imparts relaxation and calm.
Contrary to what people believe CBD is not psychoactive like it’s cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is located in controlled substances such as Marijuana.
The cafe was set up by two entrepreneurs Philip Shaw and David Cummings.
Chef and owner David Cummings said: “I’ve had a few issues along the way myself and the CBD oil helps me relax and I want to help people along the way as well.”
People such as Mr Cummings say that CBD helps them to relax and others have stated it eases pain or emotional issues such as anxiety and stress.
The menu has a range of normal food that can be infused with CBD requested.
Owner Philip Shaw said: “We are the first CBD cafe in Leeds, we are here to help everyone who wants to learn about CBD. Everything on our menu can be infused with CBD, which is why we have the slogan, ‘You choose it, we infuse it.
According to NHS England some products might claim to be medical cannabis such as “CBD oil” or “hemp oil”, these are available to buy legally as food supplements from health stores but there’s no guarantee these are of good quality or provide any health benefits.”
But there is evidence pointing towards CBD providing health benefits to those who are suffering from stress, anxiety and even pain relief.
There is also a rising market for CBD sales, especially in the US.
According to a Forbes report in 2016 there was a market worth $200 Million which could blossom to $2.1 Bn by 2020.
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The cafe is located in an industrial area in Leeds and also sells CBD capsules for people to infuse their own food.