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We have partnered with DHL and we are one of the first CBD companies to establish an official shipping route to Canada. We couldn’t be more excited to share our high-quality CBD products with our friends up North.

It’s important to us that the products we ship to Canada, or anywhere in the world, meet our high standards. That’s why our team has been working behind the scenes, ensuring that the experience our US customers have come to expect from Nature’s Ultra is mirrored as we expand internationally.

We are also excited to offer FREE SHIPPING to Canada customers on orders over $150 USD. This is not a promotion, but a regular benefit for all.

Canada is divided into ten provinces and three territories.

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    We have partnered with UPS and we are one of the first CBD companies to establish an official shipping route to Canada. We couldn’t be more excited to share our high-quality CBD products with our friends up North.

    It’s important to us that the products we ship to Canada, or anywhere in the world, meet our high standards. That’s why our team has been working behind the scenes, ensuring that the experience our US customers have come to expect from Nature’s Ultra is mirrored as we expand internationally.

    We are also excited to offer FREE SHIPPING to Canada customers on orders over $150 USD. This is not a promotion, but a regular benefit for all.

    Canadian Province <$150 USD $151+ USD
    Alberta Calculated during checkout FREE
    British Columbia Calculated during checkout FREE
    Manitoba Calculated during checkout FREE
    New Brunswick Calculated during checkout FREE
    Newfoundland and Labrador Calculated during checkout FREE
    Northwest Territories Calculated during checkout FREE
    Nova Scotia Calculated during checkout FREE
    Nunavut Calculated during checkout FREE
    Ontario Calculated during checkout FREE
    Prince Edward Island Calculated during checkout FREE
    Quebec Calculated during checkout FREE
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    Yukon Calculated during checkout FREE

      Shipping fee may vary based on your province. All customers are responsible for their import taxes as per Canadian Customs.

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      Have you heard the news? Nature’s Ultra announced that they are extending the hours of our Customer Concierge team to 7 a.m. EST to 6 p.m. PST.

      This change will not only ensure that we will be here when you need us, but that even more of our customers will have the opportunity to interact with our Concierge team.

      Why is that such a benefit? Because our concierge team is much more than a customer support team; they are team of highly knowledgeable consultants that connect with you one-on-one to answer your questions and make knowledgeable recommendations on how to best use each of our CBD products.

      Do you want to know the best CBD dosage for your pet? They can answer that! What about the combination of CBD products to promote a better night’s sleep? Yep, they know that too.

      Bottom line: we want you to think of the Concierge team as a partner in helping you live your best #CBDLife.

      Ready to start consulting with our team of experts? Here’s all the ways you can connect with them:
      Phone
      801-296-9277
      Email
      hello@naturesultra.com

       

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      At Nature’s Ultra, we’re committed to bringing you the very best CBD products nature has to offer. To take that commitment one step further, we’re proud to announce that our entire lineup of CBD is exclusively infused with 100 percent pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils from Young Living Essential Oils®*!

       

      CBD and essential oils are perfect companions—but not all essential oils are created equally, and we want the very best for you. We selected Young Living Essential Oils because, like us, they’re committed to pure, high-quality products. In fact, their Seed to Seal®* quality commitment and its three pillars—Sourcing, Science, and Standards—are more rigorous than any other we found. Not only is Young Living the world leader in essential oils, but they’ve also pioneered the modern-day essential oils movement for 25 years and provide more than 600 essential oil and essential oil-infused products to more than 6 million households across the globe. Now, for the first time ever, you can experience Nature’s Ultra CBD infused with Young Living essential oils!

       

      As we continue to increase awareness in the CBD industry, we continually strive to enhance and improve the products we offer. Working with Young Living not only allows us to provide our customers with the highest-quality CBD infused with essential oils, but has also helped us ensure that every step of our production process meets the rigorous standards of their Seed to Seal quality commitment.

       

      Ready to try these incredible products? Visit our site today to get your Nature’s Ultra CBD infused with Young Living essential oils! Check Out The New Products *Young Living Essential Oils® and Seed to Seal® are registered trademarks of Young Living Essential Oils, LC.

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      Nature’s Ultra (NU): Thank you, Dr. Call for your willingness to visit with us today

      Dr. Call: You are welcome, happy to be here.  

       

      NU: So…Dr. Call, CBD is a hot topic right now. What has caught your attention?

      Dr. Call: Yes, it is a hot topic, indeed. It seems like it’s in the news almost every day. I am seeing news feeds about CBD oil all of the time. People are excited about it.  Many people say they are benefitting from it. I’m getting emails from local coalitions about it. When I hear about this sort of stuff, the scientist in me has questions, and I turn to the published data. I also look at what experts are saying. As I have done this, I have been overall impressed with what I have found so far.

       

      NU: Can you give some examples?

      Dr. Call:  Sure, so… one of the most recent papers that I came across was a review article by Dr. Crippa and colleagues that discusses the therapeutic potential of CBD. It was published this year in the journal called Frontiers in Immunology. In it, they review the studies that have shown CBD to have anxiolytic, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective properties. They also reviewed the investigations that cover its potential use in epilepsy, substance abuse, substance dependence, schizophrenia, social phobia, PTSD, depression, sleep disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and others.

       

      NU: Wow, that’s a lot you just covered. I don’t know where to begin with all of that.

      Dr. Call: I know, there’s a lot going on with this topic. Last I checked, PubMed (a trusted source for medial journal publications) was showing 281 new publications on canibidiol (CBD) in just 2018 alone. There is a ton of activity right now. Many papers being published and many studies underway. It was back in 1963 that Professor Raphael Mechoulam first discovered the exact chemical structure of CBD. Since then, many studies have been done but the investigation recently has really ramped up.

       

      NU:  Ok, well, I know you don’t have time today to cover all of those topics, but could you explain a few things that have stood out in your reviewing of the studies?

      Dr. Call:  Sure. I think the first thing that comes to mind is the safety profile of CBD. I have read through many studies and none of them have reported significant side effects. In fact, many researchers comment on the wide therapeutic window that CBD has.

       

      NU: What do you mean by “wide therapeutic window?”

      Dr. Call: I mean that they are seeing a wide range of doses used in the studies without significant side effects. That’s a good thing.  No one likes side effects.

       

      NU: Very true. What else has stood out?

      Dr. Call:  Well…One of the first studies I read on CBD that impressed me was a study by Dr. Zuardi and colleagues, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Their study took healthy volunteers and put them through a simulated, public-speaking test. Heart rate, blood pressure, and skin conductance were all recorded. Volunteers were given either CBD, ipsapirone (anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication), or diazepam (anti-anxiety medication). Their findings showed that the CBD effectively reduced anxiety, just as the other two medications did. I found that to be very impressive.

       

      NU: So the study suggested that the CBD reduced their anxiety like the diazepam did?

      Dr. Call: Yes, both the CBD and diazepam reduced anxiety in the study.

       

      NU: Impressive. What else?

      Dr. Call: There are some interesting animal studies on the antipsychotic effects of CBD. Pretty impressive. It is likely that human studies are underway now based on the impressive effects that were seen in the animal studies. The same goes for studies regarding sleep, anti-inflammation, chronic pain, and more. These are notable pilot studies that hopefully will be repeated in humans so we can know more.

       

      NU: Yes, hopefully. That is exciting. Is there anything you have come across that has concerned you?

      Dr. Call: An issue I have come across is dosing. Different studies have used different doses and thus I imagine it is very hard for someone to know what dose is right for them and their needs. I’m guessing that people have to adjust doses based on effect and figure it out on their own. Hopefully future studies will shed light on that topic. Luckily, it appears to be well tolerated at a wide variety of doses.

       

      NU: Yes, hopefully the many studies that are underway will help us to understand better the many benefits of having CBD in our lives. So exciting. Any other thoughts or concerns Dr. Call?

      Dr. Call: Well, another thing is that it seems like there has been a rare, but serious, problem in the CBD industry because there have been products sold by shady companies that may not have been what the consumer thought they were. People have gotten sick and injured from buying stuff that they thought was CBD and it really wasn’t.

       

      NU: Yes, we agree. At Nature’s Ultra we sell industrial hemp-derived pharmaceutical-grade CBD. We have all of our products 3rd party tested before they ship out to the consumer to assure that it is pure and free from contaminants. We have premium quality CBD.

      Dr. Call: That is very good.

       

      NU: Thanks so much for your time today, Dr. Call. I know you’re busy, so again, thank you so much for spending a minute to chat with us. We hope you’ll be able to stop by again.

      Dr. Call: Thanks, will do.

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      (CNN) - The latest "it" ingredient to hit menus is CBD, short for cannabidiol, one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant (more commonly known as marijuana).

      Unlike THC, the most well-known cannabinoid, CBD has no psychoactive effects. So, while it won't get you high, its reported therapeutic properties have driven CBD sales and popularity in the wellness industry.

      While researchers are still trying to determine CBD's effects, some studies suggest it can help treat inflammation, pain, anxiety and seizures.

      The controversy around this superfood stems from inconsistent cannabis regulation at the federal and state level. Despite growing legalization, the DEA still considers cannabis -- including CBD, unless sourced from industrial hemp -- an illegal drug.

      To date, the FDA hasn't approved any CBD products apart from an epilepsy drug called Epidiolex. State laws vary and are changing all the time.

      Take California, a state with legalized recreational cannabis and a famously vibrant cannabis cuisine scene: Just this summer, the California Department of Public Health stopped the sale of CBD additives in food and drink until it receives full FDA approval.

      This left restaurants such as Gracias Madre and Superba Food + Bread scrambling to change their menus to accommodate the rule.

      With the Golden State out of the culinary cannabis spotlight at the moment, it's time to highlight some other less celebrated locations where you can find CBD-infused treats out in the wild.

      From a sleek, wellness compound in Miami to a Portland dive bar known for late-night hot dogs, here are the coolest spots to find CBD on the menu (for now).

      Adriaen Block, Queens, NY

      This newly opened Queens cocktail bar and restaurant is a CBD mecca, showcasing the ingredient front and center.

      For the uninitiated, the menu offers a word of advice: "CBD will not get you high, but you may experience a calming sensation."

      The infused drinks include the Stoney Negroni, Rolled Fashioned, and the Bakin' & Eggs, which is made with Pineau des Charente, Lillet Blanc, blood orange bitters, egg white, and garnished with crisped bacon.

      Teetotalers can get in on the action too, thanks to an equally thoughtful selection of CBD mocktails made with Seedlip, a swanky, non-alcoholic distilled spirit. Not thirsty? Also on offer are entrees with a side of AB CBD sauce or a pillowy blob of CBD-infused whipped cream to top off dessert.

      Adriaen Block, 19-33 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105, +1 (718) 686-1391

      Broomwagon, Lexington, KY

      A community mecca for bike culture, this bicycle shop is also a beer garden and café serving up locally-sourced coffee, creative comfort food and ice-cold crafts and drafts.

      Customers bringing in their bike for repairs can enjoy a snack by the mechanic's work area while they wait, or check out the latest wheels and accessories. (New pannier bag, anyone?)

      They'll add a dose of CBD to any beverage for $2, or you can order a specialty drink like the Sage Advice Latte, with maple and sage-infused syrup, espresso, steamed milk and CBD.

      Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes, 800 N. Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40505, +1 (859) 554-6938

      Koku, Brooklyn, NY

      Think of the Zen Bowl as an ice cream sundae for the Goop set -- dairy-free, probiotic-enriched coconut soft-serve heaped with colorful superfood toppings like antioxidant blueberries, nutritious black sesame granola and CBD cacao magic shell.

      Available April through October at Brooklyn's Smorgasburg on Saturdays in Williamsburg and Sundays in Prospect Park, it's allergy-free and utterly Instagrammable.

      You can also find the frozen treat at sporadic pop-ups (check their website for upcoming events), but stay tuned: A brick and mortar location is in the works for next year.

      Koku, multiple locations

      Donnie Vegas, Portland, OR

      The coolest downtown Las Vegas dive bar is actually located in Northeast Portland, serving cocktails on tap and cheap, creative hot dogs like the Seoul Dog (kimchi, sambal aioli, scallion) and Tijuana Dog (cream cheese, pico de gallo, jalepeno) until 2:30 am.

      They offer Jell-O shots and wine in a can, and a slushee with a hemp-derived twist -- the Prickly Pear CBD Margaweeda, made with fresh lime juice, triple sec, silver tequila and prickly pear puree.

      Donnie Vegas, 1203 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, +1 (503) 477-7244

      Green Goddess Cafe, Stowe, VT

      This homey café, a neighborhood go-to for fresh-pressed juices and tasty breakfast scrambles, was one the first in Vermont to put the wellness ingredient on the menu after "we experienced the benefits of CBD firsthand with our son, who has autism and a tumor disorder," owner Athena Scheidet says.

      One of their most popular specialty drinks is the Jamaican Me Shake, a CBD smoothie with tropical fruit, spinach, avocado, organic apple juice and whipped cream.

      Green Goddess Cafe, 618 S Main St, Stowe, VT 05672, +1 (802) 253-5255

      The James New York NoMad, New York City

      Travelers who want a break from Manhattan's hectic pace don't even need to leave their boutique hotel room for the latest way to unwind -- CBD-infused room service from notable cannabis chef Annabel Drummer.

      The in-room dining menu includes spicy meatballs, gorgonzola salad with walnuts and pear, and house tater tots. Or, you can pick a prepackaged CBD-infused treat like Chef For Higher Gummies, Grön Chocolate bars, and even Bark Avenue dog treats for stressed pets.

      The James NoMad, 22 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016, +1 (212) 532-4100

      VegeNation, Las Vegas

      Downtown Las Vegas's Fremont East area has become an artsy hub for plant-based eats and health-conscious cocktails -- the antithesis of the Strip's bottle service and Champagne-shower decadence.

      Affordable global street food at VegeNation is locally grown and plant-based, and even the cocktails have a positive spin -- particularly The Changemaker, a refreshing, infused whiskey tea made with local distilled liquor and tea from Bloomin' Desert Herb Farm, a brew of rosemary, ginger, holy basil, red clover, nettle, peppermint, clove and raw CBD oil in purified water.

      VegeNation, 616 Carson Ave #120, Las Vegas, NV 89101, +1 (702) 366-8515

      Plant Miami, Miami

      Miami isn't all neon lights, and pumping basslines. When the South Beach scene feels like it's all too much, find your Zen at Sacred Space Miami.

      The minimalist oasis in once-gritty Wynwood features a lush meditation garden, yoga and wellness classes, and Plant Miami, an organic, vegan farm-to-table restaurant.

      The tropical Plant Medicine cocktail -- with fresh pineapple, house coconut milk, dark rum, and a dose of CBD oil -- is the perfect blend of Miami vibes and mindfulness.

      Plant Miami, 105 Northeast 24th St, Miami, FL, 33137, +1 786 621 5006

      River and Woods, Boulder

      The comfort food at this historic cottage includes community-sourced dishes like Aunt Penny's Mac & Cheese with mushrooms and onion-potato crunch and John's Gnocchi Verde with spinach, Reggiano cream, and lemon zest.

      There are family-friendly picnic tables in back, as well as an adult-centric Airstream that serves as an outdoor bar, where you can add a dose of CBD to cocktails like the Sloe Descent, with Luxardo amaretto, Spirit Works sloe gin, orange and pomegranate juice.

      (They're in the process of formulating a dedicated CBD-infused wellness cocktail, too.)

      River and Woods, 2328 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302, (303) 993-6301

      Coalition Brewing, Portland, OR

      This brewery changed the game with Oregon's first commercially produced CBD-infused beer, Two Flowers IPA, highlighting the kinship between cannabis and hops with an aromatic, grassy flavor.

      The beer has become so popular that you can find it all over town at establishments like EastBurn Public House and Dot's Café, though it's worth a visit to the tasting room's new patio where you can enjoy it in its original birthplace.

      Coalition Brewing, 2705 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214, +1 (503) 894-8080

      Zenbarn, Waterbury, VT 05676

      You haven't reached peak Vermont until you've visited this rustic barn-turned-restaurant's periodic "Hemp and Hops" dinners, where five-course meals are infused with CBD and paired with local craft beers.

      It's a community-focused space, with a yoga studio upstairs and live music at night. (Be prepared to hear Grateful Dead covers.)

      The daily menu offers CBD-spiked aioli for their burgers, including the vegetarian Zen Burger, a local black bean patty piled with cheddar, chipotle crema, avocado, lettuce, and crispy onion.

      There's also CBD honey vinaigrette for salad, a CBD brownie sundae with house-made CBD caramel, and clever CBD cocktails with names like Gin and Chronic, Le Verde and Up in Smoke.

      Zenbarn, 179 Guptil Rd, Waterbury Center, VT 05677, +1 (802) 244-8134

      Grön Cafe Portland, OR

      If there was a Willy Wonka of cannabidiol, it would Christine Smith, founder of craft chocolate company GrönCBD.

      The manufactory's confections contain CBD extracted from a hemp alternative -- evergreen tree bark combined with citrus peels.

      The front of house is a drop-in cafe, where you can order CBD Drinking Chocolate served with whipped cream and a shortbread cookie, as well as infused chocolate lattes, steamers, iced chocolate drinks, chocolate-filled croissants, and truffles.

      They'll indulge your curiosity and your sweet tooth -- visitors are encouraged to ask questions or sample the CBD caramel and chocolate sauces, chocolate bars, tinctures and body products.

      Grön, 960 SE Madison St, Portland, OR 97214, +1 (971) 279-4754

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      CBD Dosing Chart For Pets
      How Much CBD Oil Should I Give My Pet?

      For the best results:
      Follow the suggested serving size
      Stay consistent: every day for 30 days
      Choose the right dose and strength

      How to read our dose chart
      (1) Find your pet's current body weight range
      (2) Pick a dose based on the health goals you are targeting
      (3) This is our strength of our CBD Oil
      (4) This is the daily dose of our CBD Oil

      1-20 pounds [DOSE]
      Mild: 200 MG (1/2 dropper, 0.5 ML)
      Moderate: 200 MG (1 dropper, 1 ML)
      Severe: 200 MG (1 + 1/2 dropper,  1.5 ML)

      21-50 pounds [DOSE]
      Mild: 200 MG (1 dropper, 1 ML)
      Moderate: 200 MG (1 + 1/2 dropper,  1.5 ML)
      Severe: 400 MG (1 dropper, 1 ML)

      51-90 pounds [DOSE]
      Mild: 200 MG (1 + 1/2 dropper,  1.5 ML)
      Moderate: 400 MG (1 dropper, 1 ML)
      Severe: 400 MG (1 + 1/2 dropper,  1.5 ML)

      91-140 pounds [DOSE]
      Mild: 400 MG (1 dropper, 1 ML)
      Moderate: 400 MG (1 + 1/2 dropper,  1.5 ML)
      Severe: 800 MG (1 dropper, 1 ML)

      141-200 pounds [DOSE]
      Mild: 400 MG (1 + 1/2 dropper,  1.5 ML)
      Moderate: 800 MG (1 dropper, 1 ML)
      Severe: 800 MG (1 + 1/2 dropper,  1.5 ML)

      201+ pounds [DOSE]
      Mild: 800 MG (1 dropper, 1 ML)
      Moderate: 800 MG (1 + 1/2 dropper,  1.5 ML)
      Severe: 800 MG (2 droppers, 2 ML)

      Every pet is unique. You can go up to the next Strength every 30 days until your animal has reached the desired results.

      Always consult your veterinary physician or veterinary professional before starting this or any other health and wellness product.

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      Nature's Ultra Blog by Amh Inc Collaborator - 7M ago

      CBD oil can be purchased online for all residents of Indiana. CBD Oil is a dietary supplement that contains an organic ingredient called cannabidiol, also known as CBD. CBD is extracted from the industrial hemp plant. We sell high quality CBD infused products to those that live in Indiana and all over the world.

       

      Fast-n-free shipping to Indiana

      All orders to Indiana and the USA get fast-n-free shipping, no minimum order required. Your package is shipped expedited and it’s to your doorstep in 3 days or less. International shipping is also available. All of our packaging is discreet (brown box, white label) and our product labels are contraband-free.

       

      Drug test safe CBD products in Indiana

      All of our products undergo a thorough lab certification process that tests for quality and purity of our CBD at 99.7% or higher. Lastly each of our products also comes with a 0.00% THC guarantee.

       

      CBD oil is legal in Indiana (and all 50 states)

      As per legal guidelines CBD products cannot contain more than 0.30% THC. Since we lab test and certify all of our products at 0.00% THC, our products can be shipped to any state in the United States. We also offer complimentary fast-n-free shipping on every order so you can get your CBD even faster.

       

      Where can I buy CBD oil in Indiana?

      CBD oil in Indiana can be purchased in stores or online. Online stores, such as Nature's Ultra, provide customers with a wide selection of products. 

       

      Do I need a prescription to buy CBD oil in Indiana?

      You do not need a prescription or doctor's note to buy CBD oil in Indiana. We recommend starting with our CBD Dose Chart to figure out the starting dose and strength of CBD oil to use.

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      Nature's Ultra Blog by Amh Inc Collaborator - 7M ago

      CBD oil can be purchased online for all residents of Ohio. CBD Oil is a dietary supplement that contains an organic ingredient called cannabidiol, also known as CBD. CBD is extracted from the industrial hemp plant. We sell high quality CBD infused products to those that live in Ohio and all over the world.

       

      Fast-n-free shipping to Ohio

      All orders to Ohio and the USA get fast-n-free shipping, no minimum order required. Your package is shipped expedited and it’s to your doorstep in 3 days or less. International shipping is also available. All of our packaging is discreet (brown box, white label) and our product labels are contraband-free.

       

      Drug test safe CBD products in Ohio

      All of our products undergo a thorough lab certification process that tests for quality and purity of our CBD at 99.7% or higher. Lastly each of our products also comes with a 0.00% THC guarantee.

       

      CBD oil is legal in Ohio (and all 50 states)

      As per legal guidelines CBD products cannot contain more than 0.30% THC. Since we lab test and certify all of our products at 0.00% THC, our products can be shipped to any state in the United States. We also offer complimentary fast-n-free shipping on every order so you can get your CBD even faster.

       

      Where can I buy CBD oil in Ohio?

      CBD oil in Ohio can be purchased in stores or online. Online stores, such as Nature's Ultra, provide customers with a wide selection of products. 

       

      Do I need a prescription to buy CBD oil in Ohio?

      You do not need a prescription or doctor's note to buy CBD oil in Ohio. We recommend starting with our CBD Dose Chart to figure out the starting dose and strength of CBD oil to use.

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      (CNN) - The latest "it" ingredient to hit menus is CBD, short for cannabidiol, one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant (more commonly known as marijuana).

      Unlike THC, the most well-known cannabinoid, CBD has no psychoactive effects. So, while it won't get you high, its reported therapeutic properties have driven CBD sales and popularity in the wellness industry.

      While researchers are still trying to determine CBD's effects, some studies suggest it can help treat inflammation, pain, anxiety and seizures.

      The controversy around this superfood stems from inconsistent cannabis regulation at the federal and state level. Despite growing legalization, the DEA still considers cannabis -- including CBD, unless sourced from industrial hemp -- an illegal drug.

      To date, the FDA hasn't approved any CBD products apart from an epilepsy drug called Epidiolex. State laws vary and are changing all the time.

      Take California, a state with legalized recreational cannabis and a famously vibrant cannabis cuisine scene: Just this summer, the California Department of Public Health stopped the sale of CBD additives in food and drink until it receives full FDA approval.

      This left restaurants such as Gracias Madre and Superba Food + Bread scrambling to change their menus to accommodate the rule.

      With the Golden State out of the culinary cannabis spotlight at the moment, it's time to highlight some other less celebrated locations where you can find CBD-infused treats out in the wild.

      From a sleek, wellness compound in Miami to a Portland dive bar known for late-night hot dogs, here are the coolest spots to find CBD on the menu (for now).

      Adriaen Block, Queens, NY

      This newly opened Queens cocktail bar and restaurant is a CBD mecca, showcasing the ingredient front and center.

      For the uninitiated, the menu offers a word of advice: "CBD will not get you high, but you may experience a calming sensation."

      The infused drinks include the Stoney Negroni, Rolled Fashioned, and the Bakin' & Eggs, which is made with Pineau des Charente, Lillet Blanc, blood orange bitters, egg white, and garnished with crisped bacon.

      Teetotalers can get in on the action too, thanks to an equally thoughtful selection of CBD mocktails made with Seedlip, a swanky, non-alcoholic distilled spirit. Not thirsty? Also on offer are entrees with a side of AB CBD sauce or a pillowy blob of CBD-infused whipped cream to top off dessert.

      Adriaen Block, 19-33 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105, +1 (718) 686-1391

      Broomwagon, Lexington, KY

      A community mecca for bike culture, this bicycle shop is also a beer garden and café serving up locally-sourced coffee, creative comfort food and ice-cold crafts and drafts.

      Customers bringing in their bike for repairs can enjoy a snack by the mechanic's work area while they wait, or check out the latest wheels and accessories. (New pannier bag, anyone?)

      They'll add a dose of CBD to any beverage for $2, or you can order a specialty drink like the Sage Advice Latte, with maple and sage-infused syrup, espresso, steamed milk and CBD.

      Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes, 800 N. Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40505, +1 (859) 554-6938

      Koku, Brooklyn, NY

      Think of the Zen Bowl as an ice cream sundae for the Goop set -- dairy-free, probiotic-enriched coconut soft-serve heaped with colorful superfood toppings like antioxidant blueberries, nutritious black sesame granola and CBD cacao magic shell.

      Available April through October at Brooklyn's Smorgasburg on Saturdays in Williamsburg and Sundays in Prospect Park, it's allergy-free and utterly Instagrammable.

      You can also find the frozen treat at sporadic pop-ups (check their website for upcoming events), but stay tuned: A brick and mortar location is in the works for next year.

      Koku, multiple locations

      Donnie Vegas, Portland, OR

      The coolest downtown Las Vegas dive bar is actually located in Northeast Portland, serving cocktails on tap and cheap, creative hot dogs like the Seoul Dog (kimchi, sambal aioli, scallion) and Tijuana Dog (cream cheese, pico de gallo, jalepeno) until 2:30 am.

      They offer Jell-O shots and wine in a can, and a slushee with a hemp-derived twist -- the Prickly Pear CBD Margaweeda, made with fresh lime juice, triple sec, silver tequila and prickly pear puree.

      Donnie Vegas, 1203 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, +1 (503) 477-7244

      Green Goddess Cafe, Stowe, VT

      This homey café, a neighborhood go-to for fresh-pressed juices and tasty breakfast scrambles, was one the first in Vermont to put the wellness ingredient on the menu after "we experienced the benefits of CBD firsthand with our son, who has autism and a tumor disorder," owner Athena Scheidet says.

      One of their most popular specialty drinks is the Jamaican Me Shake, a CBD smoothie with tropical fruit, spinach, avocado, organic apple juice and whipped cream.

      Green Goddess Cafe, 618 S Main St, Stowe, VT 05672, +1 (802) 253-5255

      The James New York NoMad, New York City

      Travelers who want a break from Manhattan's hectic pace don't even need to leave their boutique hotel room for the latest way to unwind -- CBD-infused room service from notable cannabis chef Annabel Drummer.

      The in-room dining menu includes spicy meatballs, gorgonzola salad with walnuts and pear, and house tater tots. Or, you can pick a prepackaged CBD-infused treat like Chef For Higher Gummies, Grön Chocolate bars, and even Bark Avenue dog treats for stressed pets.

      The James NoMad, 22 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016, +1 (212) 532-4100

      VegeNation, Las Vegas

      Downtown Las Vegas's Fremont East area has become an artsy hub for plant-based eats and health-conscious cocktails -- the antithesis of the Strip's bottle service and Champagne-shower decadence.

      Affordable global street food at VegeNation is locally grown and plant-based, and even the cocktails have a positive spin -- particularly The Changemaker, a refreshing, infused whiskey tea made with local distilled liquor and tea from Bloomin' Desert Herb Farm, a brew of rosemary, ginger, holy basil, red clover, nettle, peppermint, clove and raw CBD oil in purified water.

      VegeNation, 616 Carson Ave #120, Las Vegas, NV 89101, +1 (702) 366-8515

      Plant Miami, Miami

      Miami isn't all neon lights, and pumping basslines. When the South Beach scene feels like it's all too much, find your Zen at Sacred Space Miami.

      The minimalist oasis in once-gritty Wynwood features a lush meditation garden, yoga and wellness classes, and Plant Miami, an organic, vegan farm-to-table restaurant.

      The tropical Plant Medicine cocktail -- with fresh pineapple, house coconut milk, dark rum, and a dose of CBD oil -- is the perfect blend of Miami vibes and mindfulness.

      Plant Miami, 105 Northeast 24th St, Miami, FL, 33137, +1 786 621 5006

      River and Woods, Boulder

      The comfort food at this historic cottage includes community-sourced dishes like Aunt Penny's Mac & Cheese with mushrooms and onion-potato crunch and John's Gnocchi Verde with spinach, Reggiano cream, and lemon zest.

      There are family-friendly picnic tables in back, as well as an adult-centric Airstream that serves as an outdoor bar, where you can add a dose of CBD to cocktails like the Sloe Descent, with Luxardo amaretto, Spirit Works sloe gin, orange and pomegranate juice.

      (They're in the process of formulating a dedicated CBD-infused wellness cocktail, too.)

      River and Woods, 2328 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302, (303) 993-6301

      Coalition Brewing, Portland, OR

      This brewery changed the game with Oregon's first commercially produced CBD-infused beer, Two Flowers IPA, highlighting the kinship between cannabis and hops with an aromatic, grassy flavor.

      The beer has become so popular that you can find it all over town at establishments like EastBurn Public House and Dot's Café, though it's worth a visit to the tasting room's new patio where you can enjoy it in its original birthplace.

      Coalition Brewing, 2705 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214, +1 (503) 894-8080

      Zenbarn, Waterbury, VT 05676

      You haven't reached peak Vermont until you've visited this rustic barn-turned-restaurant's periodic "Hemp and Hops" dinners, where five-course meals are infused with CBD and paired with local craft beers.

      It's a community-focused space, with a yoga studio upstairs and live music at night. (Be prepared to hear Grateful Dead covers.)

      The daily menu offers CBD-spiked aioli for their burgers, including the vegetarian Zen Burger, a local black bean patty piled with cheddar, chipotle crema, avocado, lettuce, and crispy onion.

      There's also CBD honey vinaigrette for salad, a CBD brownie sundae with house-made CBD caramel, and clever CBD cocktails with names like Gin and Chronic, Le Verde and Up in Smoke.

      Zenbarn, 179 Guptil Rd, Waterbury Center, VT 05677, +1 (802) 244-8134

      Grön Cafe Portland, OR

      If there was a Willy Wonka of cannabidiol, it would Christine Smith, founder of craft chocolate company GrönCBD.

      The manufactory's confections contain CBD extracted from a hemp alternative -- evergreen tree bark combined with citrus peels.

      The front of house is a drop-in cafe, where you can order CBD Drinking Chocolate served with whipped cream and a shortbread cookie, as well as infused chocolate lattes, steamers, iced chocolate drinks, chocolate-filled croissants, and truffles.

      They'll indulge your curiosity and your sweet tooth -- visitors are encouraged to ask questions or sample the CBD caramel and chocolate sauces, chocolate bars, tinctures and body products.

      Grön, 960 SE Madison St, Portland, OR 97214, +1 (971) 279-4754

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