Inside The Canna Kitchen: The United Kingdom’s First CBD-Infused Restaurant

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On November 1, 2018 the United Kingdom legalized medical marijuana treatments and hemp CBD products. This new market opens the door to a multitude of business opportunities and many people didn’t waste any time and immediately jumped on the green wave.
Two hours away from London and only a few blocks away from the sea, on a small and bustling street in the historic quarter of Brighton in South England, The Canna Kitchen, which opened in December 2018, is the first vegan and vegetarian cannabis-infused restaurant in the U.K.
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The air was thick with humidity and the wind from the sea blew fiercely. As I left the noise and congestion of the street and step in, I immediately felt relaxed. Pastel tones, wooden details on the wall, and an elegant interior decor style made the atmosphere of The Canna Kitchen warm and welcoming. Head Chef Charlotte Kjaer welcomed me at the door with a smile and introduced me to Sam Evolution, the founder and manager of The Canna Kitchen.
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On a mission to change the way people perceive the plant, Sam and his team focus on high quality, healthy, and creative dishes that can all be infused with cannabis according to the client’s desires.
“I want to create something special,” Kjaer said. “I like to combine natural flavors and aromas of the plant with different types of food. I want to transmit the passion I have for this wonderful plant through my creations.”
Kjaer knows well the multiple beneficial properties of cannabis.
“Everybody is talking about CBD now but we also cook with other cannabinoids as CBG (cannabigerol) and CBN (cannabinol),” she continued.
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We sat down and ordered, while sipping some hemp tea. I went for a Canna …

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Author: Francesca Gennari / High Times

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