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Should You Add CBD To Your Coffee Or Tea? D.C. Baristas, Shop Owners Explain.


At Calabash Tea & Tonic in Shaw and in Brookland, baristas don’t ask what you want—they ask how you’re feeling. And if you’re the type of person who loves your morning coffee or tea, but loathes the subsequent caffeine jitters, your barista may recommend adding a spritz of CBD tonic.

Despite federal warnings that CBD has yet to be researched enough to assuage safety concerns, CBD, the legal chemical compound found in cannabis that doesn’t have the same psychoactive effects as THC, has found its way to D.C.’s coffee scene.

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