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    CBD by the sea: ‘Chi Samui’ is 1st on island serving cannabis dishes

    Images: Chi SamuiCannabis-infused food is definitely Thailand’s biggest non-croissant food trend of 2021 so far, and a restaurant on a popular southern island has jumped on the bandwagon.
    Claiming to be the first restaurant on Koh Samui allowed to serve dishes containing cannabis, Chi Samui opened late last month with a wide range of food and drinks containing newly legalized cannabinoids, or CBD.
    “We believe once people really understand and appreciate the health benefits of CBD, it will simply go from strength to strength,” said Gaetan Bertin, general manager of Chi Samui.

    Here’s every joint cooking with CBD across Thailand (that we know of)
    As with all the other new cafes and restaurants which have opened across the nation, it’s not a stoner cafe as the use of THC, the psychoactive compound of cannabis, is still prescribed in any significant quantity.
    The restaurant, which is licensed to obtain cannabis leaves from a partnering university, serves a varied selection of teas, cocktails, shakes and lemonades alongside dishes such as pizza, burgers, pasta, hummus and crowd-pleasing pad kaprao– all cooked with cannabis.

    Chi Samui’s CBD pizza. Photo: Chi SamuiIn December, most bits of the marijuana plant – except the THC-rich flowers – were decriminalized for commercial use by people or organizations licensed by the health ministry to stimulate the nascent hemp industry.
    Unlike THC, CBD is widely known for being an appealing alternative to relieve pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects. Bertin said he and his team have already had repeat customers drawn to its medicinal purposes.
    “We already have a lot of returning customers that are enjoying the benefits of our dishes such as relieving insomnia, stress and pain,” Bertin said.
    But that’s not to say there weren’t some bumps in the road, including the process to getting licensed and making sure guests understand what exactly they are putting into their bodies.
    “There were obstacles in being pioneers of the cannabis menu on Samui as Thailand is just opening up, and the legal situation is still fluid,” Bertin said. “It’s our pleasure to explain and educate guests that our CBD-infused menu is healthy and has many medicinal purposes.”
    Customers can sunbathe and chill next to a beachside swimming pool while sipping cocktails such as Green Goddess (hemp-infused rum, triple sec, midori, lime and cannabis leaf), Mojito Med (hemp-infused rum, brown sugar, lime, mint, cannabis leaf) and Hempius Maxiumus (hemp-infused rum, curacao, midori, pineapple juice, lime juice and cannabis leaf).
    Non-drinkers can opt for lemonade or tea, available hot or iced, including Sweet Mary Jane (cannabis-infused mixed berry coulis and lemonade), Ginger Forest (tea, brewed hemp leaves, ginger and fruit) and The Magic (tea, brewed hemp leaves, cinnamon, honey and lemon).
    Photo: Chi SamuiThe five-page menu goes further with big and small plates utilizing hemp leaves and CBD oil. Classic hummus gets a green update to Hemmpus, with the chickpeas infused in green curry hemp sauce and CBD oil while burger dish Canna Lickin’ Good has hemp butter on the bun and Cajun chicken breast and cannabis mayo inside. The Pimp My Pasta is chicken, sun-dried tomato and pasta tossed in a CBD oil-infused pesto.
    The restaurant doesn’t serve the special recipes to customers under 25. It also advises that the CBD recipes should be avoided by pregnant women, people with impaired livers, kidneys and heart disease.
    Chi Samui is located on Bang Rak Beach on Koh Samui, Surat Thani province. It’s open 10am to 11:30pm every day except Monday.
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    16/4 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani
    10am-11:30pm daily, except Monday
    092-2717439, 077-484481

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    Whoever is well placed , is going to make a killing on this new industry.

    One day maybe in my lifetime , some opium will become legal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Whoever is well placed , is going to make a killing on this new industry.
    Some people are making a killing already but it's not going to be the folks running these kinds of cafes. Anybody reporting pain relief from this menu is very much suspect. It just ain't going to happen. Not at all. All in one's imagination.


    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    One day maybe in my lifetime , some opium will become legal
    Legal smeegle.


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    Does one get stoned eating this food ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Does one get stoned eating this food ?

    CBD doesn't make you stoned. But it does have this slight relaxing feeling. Most CBD has trace amounts of THC. So if you binge, you will get toward stoned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Does one get stoned eating this food ?

    NO. You won't feel a thing unless you have a damn good imagination. I found lots of smoke over in Thailand. I should say it found me. I was very discreet and moderate in my intake. This is Yuppie food on offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    CBD doesn't make you stoned. But it does have this slight relaxing feeling. Most CBD has trace amounts of THC. So if you binge, you will get toward stoned
    So its just a wank then... I'll give it a swerve.

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    Last edited by russellsimpson; 06-03-2021 at 06:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    So if you binge, you will get toward stoned
    You may also get towards waves of feeling extremely unwell.

    However, to each their own.

    Bon appetit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    NO. You won't feel a thing unless you have a damn good imagination. I found lots of smoke over in Thailand. I should say it found me. I was very discreet and moderate in my intake. This is Yuppie food on offer.
    What does CBD oil feel like?

    CBD can be extracted from a cannabis plant, but it doesn't have the same ability to create a “high” or state of euphoria as marijuana or THC. CBD may help you feel relaxed or less anxious.

    One of many powerful compounds found in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant, cannabidiol (CBD) has been known to support the body and mind in various ways. Among the many benefits that our users experience, some of the main ones are a sense of calm for focus, relief from everyday stresses, help in recovery from exercise-induced inflammation, and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    So its just a wank then... I'll give it a swerve.

    It will give you a slight feeling of relaxation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    It will give you a slight feeling of relaxation.
    As will endorphin released by regular exercise. There will be positive side effects too.

    It will not induce a coma either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    As will endorphin released by regular exercise. There will be positive side effects too.

    It will not induce a coma either.



    Really... holy fuck. This is CBD. It is a healthy thing. You want to preach, preach to the alcohol drinkers. Leave the CBD alone. There is nothing to negatively stigmatize about CBD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post


    Really... holy fuck. This is CBD. It is a healthy thing. You want to preach, preach to the alcohol drinkers. Leave the CBD alone. There is nothing to negatively stigmatize about CBD
    CBD is healthy ?

    proof not showing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    CBD is healthy ?

    proof not showing.
    Yes it's healthy. Scrotum fondler

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    There are a number of conditions where CBD has proved helpful:

    -pain amelioration
    -promotes sleep.
    -helps to promote a sound circadian rhythm.
    -as a topical for pain relief.

    Those are off the top of my head.

    Use is under review for other maladies including seizure disorders and neuropathic challenges.
    It certainly is safe, it will do you no harm.

    CBD is a commonly prescribed here where I live. It's an off label prescription as are half the prescriptions these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Yes it's healthy. Scrotum fondler

    And yet no proof provided. why am I not surprised.

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