Portland chocolatier Grön launches the first CBD-focused cafe

After a soft-launch last month, Christine Smith’s CBD cafe officially opened Thursday in Portland’s Central Eastside neighborhood. CBD-laden chocolate has long been a part of Smith’s Grön production, but she’s striking out in a bold direction with the GrönCBD products featured at the cafe. The cannabidiol she uses isn’t derived from hemp or cannabis. Instead, it comes from “an invasive Southeast Asian evergreen plant and lemon peel,” Smith says. That means it doesn’t face any…

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Portland chocolatier Grön launches the first CBD-focused cafe