The CBD industry is growing significantly. In fact, Forbes predicts that within five years, the CBD market could be worth $20 billion, spread across a diverse range of food and beverage products, as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Whilst CBD cosmetics and pharmaceuticals are already established, the use of CBD in food and beverages is still an emerging area, and primed for rapid growth – with pleasing the palate part of the overall relaxation experience. So how can you make money operating a CBD café – and make sure you stay on the right side of the law at the same time?
The food industry and CBD
Hemp may be legal across the U.S., but selling hemp infused food products is not fully allowed. Although federal law has not legalized CBD edibles, many states have introduced local regulations which allow food containing CBD to be legally produced, eaten and sold. These include Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Vermont, and the District of Colombia, although others have more restrictive laws that still allow for some CBD in food and drink consumables. This change has correlated with the opening of many CBD cafés in the regions where it is legally allowed, and the potential for making money in the CBD hospitality industry is rapidly increasing just as the range of available products are.
Oregon is often viewed as the birthplace of modern CBD, and it’s no surprise that the first CBD café in the USA to open its doors can be found there. Famous for their CBD-infused chocolate products, they offer a range of CBD-infused drinks too, alongside a tasting room which is popular with customers and allows them to try different products, often finding a favorite that they’ll want to purchase again and again. Finding the right CBD oil is something unique to individual consumers,