Chefs: Cannabis will be din­ing’s hottest trend

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cof­fee or milk­shake, co-owner Lori Hofer said she spends a lot of time ex­plain­ing the dif­fer­ence be­tween CBD and THC, the mar­i­juana com­pound that gets you high.

“We have to tell them ‘This is not some­thing you’re go­ing to get high from,’ ” said Hofer, 40. “But you get a moms group in here with a bunch of kids and she might want some CBD.”

The Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion says any­one mak­ing spe­cific health claims about hemp-de­rived CBD prod­ucts must first sub­mit them for re­view, and it says mar­i­juana-de­rived CBD prod­ucts re­main il­le­gal at the fed­eral level.

CBD is short for cannabi­noidol, one of the many com­pounds in both hemp and mar­i­juana plants.

Fed­eral uncer­tainty aside, to­day you can buy CBD prod­ucts like Juju Royal’s $50 in­fused olive oil, Still­wa­ter’s Clock­work Cof­fee and Coali­tion Brew­ing’s Two Flow­ers IPA.

A dough­nut topped with a Cbd-in­fused glaze, a can­died hemp leaf and gin­ger­bread sits on a tray at Glazed & Con­fuzed in Aurora, Colorado.

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