There’s a magic to New York City. It’s that rare exception to the saying “jack of all trades, master of none.” Anything worth seeing, tasting, or doing can be had in New York City.
And whether you’re a weekend visitor or a seasoned New Yorker, you’re there because of its bustle and abundance.
Recently, you’ve probably noticed a new, curious offering in glossy Manhattan popups and trendy Brooklyn eateries—Cannabidiol, or CBD.
CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. In case you were wondering, yes, CBD is legal. The Federal government legalized the cannabinoid across the US, including New York state, in late 2018.
But there is a catch. The CBD you purchase must derive from American-grown industrial hemp. The FDA classifies hemp as any cannabis sativa plant with less than 0.3% THC, which also means it also won’t get you high.
While most products you’ll find should be under .3% THC, there are no regulations in place to curb shifty practices. So, make sure the CBD oils, edibles, and vapes you buy come from a trusted source.
At Balance CBD, we care about our customers. That’s why we only use CBD isolates, which remove all traces of THC. There’s no chance of you failing a drug test because of sub-perceptual levels of THC in our products.
Read on below to discover your best options for purchasing CBD in New York City.
Shop CBD Oil in New York
If you’ve seen chalkboard signs outside coffee shops in Queens that advertise CBD shots in your ice coffees, you may have been wondering what the barista is adding to your pumpkin spice latte. The answer: CBD oil.
That’s right, your $4 shot of CBD comes from a tincture bottle of CBD oil stashed by the milk frother and simple syrup.
To make CBD oils, CBD extracts are pressed and isolated from hemp plants. Because CBD is fat soluble, meaning it dissolves into fatty liquids, pairing the extract with a carrier oil like MCT remains the most popular way to create a consumer CBD product.
Plus, CBD oils are incredibly easy to use. They’re so easy to use, in fact, that we recommend buying your own CBD oil and adding into your beverages.
Why let someone else do it for you? You can mix and match flavors as well. Love vanilla lattes? Then try our vanilla flavored tincture to enhance your beverage and mellow your mood at the same time.
CBD oil bottles fit in bags and purses, which means you can re-dose whenever the sweltering summer heat tempts you indoors for another icy treat.
Shop CBD Edibles in New York
Sticky, salty, savory, and sweet—however you want it, New York has it. The beating heart of all great New York City experiences is the food.
Food enriches whatever you’re planning this weekend. Seriously. A coal-fired, thin crust pizza stokes a romantic dinner on a quiet patio; a corn beef sandwich fuel an evening ripe with misadventure; and nothing caps off a busy, draining workweek like a slice of New York cheesecake.
And while you’re regaling on the foods cooked up by New Yorkers, why not try a CBD edible? The term edible may derive from CBD’s infamous cousin, THC, but we assure you CBD edibles are safe, and more importantly, legal.
We stock an entire line of CBD confections, like delightful Strawberry Fields and smooth Orange Dreamsicle. The best part of CBD edibles is that they last longer than oils and vapes. After waiting for about an hour or so, you’ll feel the relaxing effects of CBD for about three to four hours.
They make a great addition to any dessert, or as a snack in between meals. And because they last so long, you can even take them before your dinner date or work luncheon as a pre-meal treat.
Shop CBD Vape Pens and Cartridges in NYC
Don’t listen to the naysayers—New York City has stunning parks and outdoor activities. And there’s no better way to enjoy CBD outdoors than in a vape.
With CBD vapes, you’ll experience the highest bioavailability out of the three categories. And you’ll also feel the calming effects of CBD much faster, usually within a minute. The one downside is that vaping CBD reduces the main effect to roughly an hour or less.
An hour, however, is more than enough time to carve out of your day to relax and re-center. And reducing how much combusting materials you inhale, especially in a major city, bolsters your health. Our CBD vapes come in several symptom-targeting blends, like Relief and Calm.
So, go on and amble through Central Park, or if Manhattan isn’t your thing, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. You’ll not only be enjoying the time away from the madness of the city but re-balancing, too.
Savor the moment with Balance CBD
If you’ve spent any time in New York City, you know it unveils itself to you in layers. Every busy street reveals a new cuisine, shop, or culture. And with 800 languages spoken on its sidewalks, alleys, and cafes, each door you enter transports you to another remote corner of the world.
As spellbinding as this city can be, it can daunt even the most intrepid visitor or citizen. The deluge of CBD products now hitting the NYC market adds to this confusion. With CBD showing up at your neighborhood cafe and corner store, you need to know where to find the good stuff.
Balance CBD oils, edibles, and vapes will not test positive on a drug test, so you can sample our tasty offerings completely at ease. We pride ourselves in offering safe, quality CBD isolates for those living or visiting New York City.
As we learn more about CBD and what our customers enjoy, we’ll add new products routinely to our list. So make sure to bookmark us; no matter where your adventures take you, bring some Balance CBD for the road.