The owners of Green Goddess Café announced last week that they would begin offering CBD-infused offerings, and recently told Stowe Today that they would infuse almost anything on their menu at a customer’s request. However, their menu will include infused smoothies and coffees named “Jolly Green” and “Chilled Out Chai.”
The restaurant is being supplied by Green Mountain CBD whose CEO, Alejandro Bergad, said CBD-infused food and drinks are “part of the future” of how people consume the product.
“The industry is taking off because of the rate of social transmission,” Bergad said in the report. “When a life is affected, people talk about it, saying, ‘Wow, this is helpful,’” although he, and Green Goddess husband and wife co-owners Athena Scheidet and Tim Callahan, decline to call the compound a “cure” or medicine; rather a nutritional supplement.
“I think a lot of people still have a misperception that it’s marijuana, but it’s not,” Callahan said, adding that he and Scheidet both use CBD and administer it to their autistic child. “We’re not going to say it cures anything.”
In Vermont, hemp is considered an agricultural product and can only contain up to 0.3 percent THC to classify as hemp – not only under state but federal law. Green Mountain’s latest batch tested at 0.12 percent, well below the allowable limit.