Green Goddess Café is the latest Vermont restaurant planning to include CBD-infused products to their menu, including baked goods, lattes, fresh-pressed juices, and smoothies, according to a report from Seven Days. The announcement by the Stowe café follows the launch of infused truffles at Burlington’s Monarch & the Milkweed last week. Zenbarn, located in Waterbury, has been serving CBD-infused cocktails as part of the weekly Greener Drinks event over the last month.
Green Goddess co-owners Athena Scheidet and Tim Callahan said they decided to start serving products with the cannabinoid, sourced from Green Mountain CBD, after noticing the effects the compound has on the couple’s autistic son. Additionally, Callahan said the CBD treatments helped relieve his chronic pain and inflammation and his wife’s menstrual cramps and anxiety.
CBD has not been approved by the Food & Drug Administration; however it is classified as medicine by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the U.K.
Green Mountain CBD extracts the cannabinoid from organic industrial hemp plants – legal in Vermont – and then infuses it in coconut oil. Hemp plants contain less than .3 percent THC, and in Vermont it’s legal to sell products derived from the plant.
The owners of the Green Goddess Café anticipate rolling out the products to the public next month.