CBD oil news: a roundup of the latest CBD news, views and stories

Catch up on the latest headlines and opinion pieces about CBD oil and products, including: CBD café culture, managing anxiety and Kim Kardashian’s baby shower.


CBD oil becoming part of UK café culture

The Food Programme visited Brighton’s The Canna Kitchen – the UK’s first restaurant to offer “cannabinoid-infused cuisine”.

Time Out’s list of best afternoon teas in London featured Westbourne Grove’s Farmacy. Alongside a range of savoury delights, diners can treat themselves to CBD chocolates washed down with a cup of hemp tea. The Guardian spoke to Camilla Fayed from Farmacy as part of a long piece asking experts and users if CBD is a marijuana miracle or a health fad.

In Norwich, a family-run café has found their chocolate brownies infused with CBD oil are a huge hit with customers. Owner Chris Featherby told the Eastern Daily Press that his mother has MS and found CBD oil helped her. He began to sell hot drinks infused with CBD oil, and has now created CBD chocolate brownies complete with a cannabis leaf decoration.

Barista Sarah White told the paper that CBD is brilliant for relaxing – and it’s especially popular with older customers.

The BBC featured a café in Oxford that is selling coffee infused with CBD. General manager Sam Kearns said that people are using it to manage problems with sleep and anxiety.

“I will be feeling the effects of taking CBD three or four hours after having the coffee,” he told the BBC.

The UK’s first CBD fizzy drink has been created in Birmingham and is available in a chain of pharmacists. However, makers Green Monkey wouldn’t reveal their secret to the BBC of how they succeeded in blending CBD oil with bubbles.

Health and beauty – from Cleopatra to Good Housekeeping

The BBC reported that some parents of children with severe epilepsy smuggle cannabis medication in to the UK every month. According to the BBC, it seems that only two children are prescribed unlicensed cannabis medicines for severe epilepsy on the NHS.