A new shop and café is swapping regular coffee for CBD-infused ‘canna-lattes’ and ‘canna-ccinos’.
Islander Colin Toudic officially opened the ‘Green Machine’ store on Saturday, and said the response so far has been “incredible."
The shop, which is based on Market Street, is part of a UK franchise and aims to help islanders “explore the potential of CBD” without the “judgment that people may have had in the past”.
CBD – short for ‘cannabidiol’ – is a non-psychoactive natural compound, which can be yielded from hemp, a member of the Cannabis sativa plant species.
Pictured: The new store is based in Market Street.
In recent years, CBD has become increasingly sought after as a health remedy due to its reported benefits in assisting with a number of chronic conditions.
“CBD has some potentially huge benefits and we're hearing all sorts of incredible stories from our customers. Our customers report that it's helping them sleep better, feel less anxious, helping with stress and improving some really chronic pain conditions that they are dealing with,” Mr Toudic explained.
“Obviously we're not doctors so we cannot recommend that our products will cure or treat any conditions, but the public already know what they want and are incredibly knowledgeable about CBD already – it seems like we just opened the kind of store the public are already looking for."
Pictured: CBD has reported benefits for those suffering from health conditions including chronic pain.
Alongside CBD oil supplements, products offered in the Green Machine store range from edible CBD gummy sweets to vapes, skincare products and coffees.
Speaking of the public response since Saturday’s launch, Mr Toudic told Express that customers were “incredibly happy” to hear of its opening.
Some, he said, have already adopted Green Machine as their “go-to store for CBD”, given previous difficulties in sourcing such products.
Pictured: Mr Toudic said some islanders had previously found CBD products "difficult to access in Jersey".
“For a long time, it was difficult to access in Jersey, but now that Green Machine has collected a host of incredible products in so many shapes, sizes and formats it makes CBD an easy to access product to fit into their lifestyle," Mr Toudic noted.
“We're very lucky to have such an open minded and responsive group of people who have supported us on our opening weekend.”
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