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As the number of states legalizing marijuana rises, the cannabis industry’s offerings have become both more popular and more diverse. While many people are familiar with THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, CBD is also gaining traction. Cannabidiol, or CBD, does not have THC’s intoxicating effects. Instead, it has relaxing, anti-inflammatory properties that might be beneficial for athletes, says Jeffrey Morrison, MD, founder of the Morrison Center in New York City and a member of the Equinox Health Advisory Board.
“More research has shown that CBD has a boiling point of around 160 to 180 degrees Celsius, so a little heating doesn't affect its quality,” says Morrison, who notes that filtered and decarboxylated CBD is easiest to work with in recipes since it seems to have higher heat stability.
While you can find spa treatments that take advantage of CBD, restaurants and cafes around the country are experimenting with it as well. Here, eight spots to try.