A Popular San Francisco Café Serves Up the First Crafted Cannabis Cocktails in the City
We’ll drink to that.
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San Francisco café owners Aaron Silverman and Terrance Alan aren’t waiting for recreational marijuana use to officially become legal in the Golden State. The iconic Flore (formally Café Flore) in the Castro neighborhood, recently began serving the city’s first cannabis-infused cocktails.
According to 7×7, “the pair intends to someday serve cannabis-infused foods, drinks and even allow smoking on site. But the dream may be months (or even years) in the making as statewide policies and regulations around rec consumption are still being ironed out. For now, they’re testing the waters with a menu of cannabis-infused cocktails and mocktails; happy hour begins at 4:20 p.m., naturally.
“This spring, Silverman and Alan tapped 1760 bar manager Chris Longoria to come up with a totally original menu of drinks, each infused with a five-milligram microdose of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) and terpenes (the cannabis plant’s fragrant oils that give each strain its distinctive aroma and flavor profile). The group also teamed with chemist Chris Emerson, cofounder of Level Blends vape cartridges, to create a CBD formula that is lab-tested for pesticides and pathogens—and potency.”
“If you’re familiar with CBD, then you know these drinks won’t get you high (that is, not from the cannabis anyway), but you may reap some of the many other benefits of CBD—it may brighten your mood by easing anxiety and depression, calm inflammation and joint pain, and soften sore muscles. (Here are some of our favorite California-made CBD goods.) Plus, you can say you had a cannabis cocktail, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy it too.”
Get a preview of the cocktails being offered here.
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