A new cafe offering a range of food and drinks that contain cannabidiol (CBD) has opened in downtown Hong Kong.
The cafe, named Found, is the city’s first to offer a range of coffees, biscuits, beer and fruit juices that contain CBD oil.
The cafe is operated by cannabinoids supplier Altum International.
Altum International co-owner Fiachra Mullen said the cafe opening is part of a strategy to de-stigmatise cannabinoids in Hong Kong, a country that is known for its tough drug laws.
However, Mullen said: “Unlike other parts of the region – Australia, New Zealand, Singapore – it’s actually quite a progressive cannabinoid law in Hong Kong.”
Although CBD is a cannabinoid, it is not classified as an illegal or dangerous drug under Hong Kong law.
Coffee, biscuits, green tea and chocolate mooncake containing cannabidiol are for sale, with a bottle of iced CBD-infused coffee costing HK$80 (A$14) and a can of CBD beer costing HK$70 (A$12).