According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CBD is a compound found in marijuana that does not have psychoactive effects. CBD can be derived from hemp or from non-hemp plants. Hemp is defined as any part of the cannabis sativa plant with no more than 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the mind-altering substance in marijuana.
Lavender’s website reads, “CBD is known for its potential health benefits, such as reducing anxiety, improving sleep, and reducing pain and inflammation,” and Sozio has carefully curated a selection of products in addition to coffee and tea for users to try for themselves.
In addition to a full coffee menu with standard options like lattes, Americanos and teas, visitors can opt for their drip coffee or espresso to be CDB-infused. Sozio partnered with a Denver-based roaster to develop several coffees infused with broad-spectrum American hemp extract. “We use ground coffee beans, so it’s not a tincture or an isolate powder and it doesn’t alter the taste,” she explains. Each serving contains roughly 15 milligrams of CBD.