I think every Mancunian, or Manchester native, would agree that there’s a lot more to Manchester than its famous football club, the Manchester United.
It may be an old city, a city which rose to greatness during the Industrial Revolution, but today, it thrives because of its new life, not its old ways.
Manchester harbors one of the largest student populations in all of Europe. The city’s vibrant nightlife pulses along the cobblestone streets every night of the week.
And in the sobering morning sun, brunch spots in Ancoats bustle with hipsters and students scarfing down some of the softest, warmest waffles you can buy for ten quid.
Along with an abundance of top brekkie locations, CBD (Cannabidiol) products have thrived in Greater Manchester, too. Young or old, if you’re searching for the best CBD in Manchester after your weekend brunch, we can help you find it.
Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, CBD is not psychoactive. In fact, the opposite is true; researchers are studying CBD for its anxiety relieving properties.
So, whether you’re a visitor or a native Red Devil (the nickname for a United fan), there’s plenty of ways to try CBD. Below, we detail the top three methods: oils, edibles, and vapes. Then help you decide where to buy them and, more importantly, which one is right for you.
Best CBD Oil in Manchester
If you’re new to CBD, I recommend CBD oil. Balance CBD adds pure CBD isolate to a base of organic MCT oil. Then, to make life a little sweeter, we infuse the oils with flavors, like Strawberry Lemonade.
CBD oils come in a small bottle that’s easy to tuck into a bag or purse. Dosing with CBD oil is just as simple—you simply squeeze a dropper full under your tongue.
Administering CBD oil this way is called sublingual administration. Many medicinal and recreational products have used this method for decades. The soft tissue under your tongue, known as the salivary gland, is packed with capillaries that absorb the CBD and send it into the bloodstream.
CBD oil tinctures are perfect for afternoon walks along the quiet canals of downtown Manchester. Those 18th-century man-made waterways were a once buzzing thoroughfare.
Back then Manchester’s nicknamed was Cottonopolis because of the immense amount of cotton that the city flogged, spun, and exported as a textile.
When you dose with CBD oil, you’ll experience the effects of this incredible natural compound within five minutes. You can re-administer as often as you want; there’s no risk of overdosing with CBD.
Where to Buy CBD Edibles in Manchester
Although Manchester’s days as Cottonopolis have long faded, the fruits of the past still linger in the city.
Today, plenty of old buildings have been re-imagined as lofts, malls, and restaurants. But the John Rylands Library, built by his wife Enriqueta Rylands, stands an impressive landmark for both tourists and locals.
Before you enter the library and take in its neo-gothic architecture and collection of leather-bound tomes, try a few of our Balance CBD gummies.
Out of all the ways to enjoy CBD, you’ll feel the effects of edibles the longest. As your digestive system slowly breaks down the edible, a steady flow of CBD makes its way into your bloodstream.
With the dominant effects lasting of two to three hours, edibles are the perfect way to experience CBD while in a library that allows no food or drink.
Popping a few Organic Wildberry gummies prior to your visit ensures that you’ll feel relaxed and open to the beauty displayed by the library’s impressive architecture.
If you suffer from aches and pains when touring the library, other sites around Manchester, or during your workday, I highly recommend Relief edibles.
Where to Buy a CBD Vape in Manchester
Maybe you prefer something new over something old.
Everyone in Manchester knows that the trendiest, most eclectic part of town is the Northern Quarter. Here, the independent artist, startup business owner, and tech freelancer can be found at a corner cafe sipping lattes and nibbling on scones.
Spending time in the Northern Quarter, whether its an afternoon or your week, means you’re on the go. And there’s no better way to enjoy CBD on the go than with a vape.
This is easily the most popular form of dosing CBD in Manchester. You can’t go two blocks in the Northern Quarter without spotting a vape shop.
And the best part of vaping CBD? The mellow sensations of CBD arrive within seconds. You’ll feel elevated with every puff between shop-hopping inside Affleck’s or perusing the back alley pubs.
Manchester’s Best CBD
Manchester is a city full of surprises; around every corner, flourishes of innovation appear in their culture, food, and architecture. It doesn’t matter if you live in Manchester or if you’re visiting, Balance CBD is your best choice for CBD products while you’re there.
All of our CBD options, from edibles to oils to vapes, are completely THC-free. In the UK the difference between a fraction of a percentile of THC could mean the product you’re buying is either legal or illegal.
Because CBD is still new to the wellness industry, many companies sell products without labeling what type of CBD they use. You can trust Balance CBD because we use a pure, hemp-based CBD isolate, guaranteed to be THC-free.
While in Manchester, be open to everything this great city has to offer—check out our exciting list of CBD possibilities today.
And if you find the number of options overwhelming, we have some great articles on tips for tailoring your CBD dose for your specific needs.
Dr Elizabeth Blackwell is a double board-certified integrative and family medicine physician. Dr Blackwell expertise lies in functional and holistic medicine.
She is the director of medical services at the Pacific Clinics MD, a comprehensive clinic focused on chronic stress, gut health, decreasing inflammation, improving hormonal imbalance, weight loss resistance and helping women get pregnant. Dr Elizabeth Blackwell also has significant experience in working with cancer, dementia and chronic pain patients.
In recent times Dr Blackwell’s work has focused on exploring the effects of cannabinoid therapies. Dr Blackwell has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Well+Good, Vogue, Healthline, Forbes, Medical News Today, Harvard Health and more.