cbd edinburghDecember 15, 2021
Vitality and Kynd have made it clear they will be selling legal hemp products and a ‘dedicated cannabis menu’ when they open fully.
Edinburgh Live previously reported that the menu was set to very varied, with the cafe stating they would sell everything from "cannabis-infused options", to edibles, CBD oils and a selection of hemp teas.
"It’s not the smoky and hazy coffee shop you’d find across the tightly weaved streets of Amsterdam but the cafe has some big ideas in bring cannabis products to the public.
It seems so as a brand new "cannabis cafe" opens in Edinburgh, selling intriguing-sounding CBD teas and hemp coffee to go.
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While restrictions remain in place, the cafe can not open for sit-in patrons but they are now serving hot drinks to go out of a hatch for wouldbe customers in lockdown.
"But the real crowd-puller will be the dedicated cannabis menu. It will be a real delight for those who appreciate the vast variety of flavour and smells cannabis has to offer."
Speaking to Edinburgh Live previously , Vitality & Kynd made it very clear that the cafe will not be an Amsterdam-style coffee shop and will only sell legal hemp products.
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"We will be serving a plant-based menu with hints of avocado on sourdough and creatively made pancakes as part of its food service, alongside freshly ground coffees, artisan teas and juices.
Vitality and Kynd have opened on Leven Street after a recent refurbishment, serving a selection of "infused" products and healthy food and drinks.
They said: "After years of careful planning the idea of a coffee shop serving legal cannabis and CBD products has finally become a reality.
Making an announcement on social media, they said they are now serving from 9am-6pm every day of the week until they can open fully.
Chief executive Nick Tulloch said: “Despite being a staple of human health care since ancient Egyptian times, the hemp plant continues to be much misunderstood.
The Stockbridge outlet combines a retail area with a cafe selling the firm’s own brand of coffees and other hot drinks. There will be the option for customers to add CBD to their hot beverage.
In February, the fledgling firm raised £874,000 through an oversubscribed crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, and in April raised a further £741,000 through a private fundraise, including a commitment of £100,000 from Greencare Capital, the Aquis-listed investment company focused on medicinal cannabis and related areas.
Scottish CBD health and wellness business Voyager has taken the wraps off its new Edinburgh store.
“Our strategy combines online sales with high street retail, both in our own and other retail outlets.
Founded in Perth in 2020, Voyager already employs 16 people and has plans to open a third store, in Dundee, next month.
The store is the next step in the company’s expansion following the opening of its branch in St Andrews in July.
“Through our combination of high quality products and provision of detailed information to our customers, our aim is to become the trusted brand in this exciting health and wellness space.
“Our first store in St Andrews confirmed our belief that there is a gap on UK high streets for a reputable and trusted CBD and hemp brand. Opening in Edinburgh represents a significant step forward in Voyager’s retail development plan that, following the popularity of our drinks options in St Andrews, has led us to include a cafe with seating at our new store.”
Voyager was founded by Tulloch, former chief executive of Zoetic International, the first CBD company listed on the London Stock Exchange.
The firm has a growing range of CBD and hemp seed oil products, including oils, “gummies” for oral consumption, bath products and skincare products. In May, it added a “paw balm” to its pet range, which combines organic hemp seed oil and cooling aloe vera to soothe and relieve cracked paw pads and noses. It has also introduced eco-friendly hemp dog leads.