Upon opening my jar one night, the smell was fragrant and earthy, like I had just ventured into a botanical garden. I scooped out a golden teaspoon of the thick honey (which has 28 mg of CBD) and stirred it into a cup of my favorite tea.
After adding a squeeze of lemon, I cozied up under some blankets and surrendered myself to The Great British Bake Off. The first sip was floral, lightly sweet, and truly delightful.
After downing the mug, I noticed I did feel calmer. After repeating this routine a few nights in a row, I found myself drifting off, naturally and experiencing a deep and restful sleep.
While there still needs to be more scientific research done on CBD—a non-intoxicating phytocannabinoid derived from the hemp plant—what’s out there so far seems promising.
CBD doesn’t give you the high that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive component in marijuana, does, but it is supposedly targeted at reducing inflammation, relieving anxiety, and improving sleep quality.
There's a lot of misinformation out there about CBD, but Jennifer likens the experience to taking a daily vitamin: "You don’t really know it's working until you find yourself waking up fully rested in the morning."