CBD and Chill in Orlando

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You can Google CBD oil and be utterly buried in website after website touting the miracle tincture that’s said to cure pretty much anything. The amount of information out there is staggering and the research is pretty amazing really, assuming you have the time and fortitude to wade through it all. To help weed through a lot of the medical jargon (get it?), we’ve compiled an easy read with the pertinent information and a small list of the places that not only sell the oil itself but also some fun little extras that are hidden around town.

What is CBD?

CBD, or Cannabidoil, is an oil extracted from the flowers (or buds) of the hemp plant. It is a compound that has significant benefits for a varied array of ailments and conditions. What’s the difference between CBD and medical marijuana? Both come from a cannabis plant and both have therapeutic effects. However, CBD oil and medical marijuana are definitely different. CBD is considered solely a dietary supplement and much like a typical vitamin you may already take. Your body metabolizes and safely discards any excess CBD oil without any undesirable effects.

It’s also much easier to gauge dosages to make sure you’re getting the full benefits in a safely controlled manner. Also, the more obvious and “family friendly” benefit is that it contains little to no THC so you get all of the benefits without getting high - in fact, CBD can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. The manner in which you can partake in CBD varies greatly. You can vape it, use it topically in lotions and salves or you can consume it in tinctures, capsules or other edible varieties.

One word of warning though, there is little in the way of regulations concerning CBD oil so products can vary widely as far as quality is concerned. That said, definitely do your brand research to make sure you’re getting the best quality for your money.

Anything from arthritis to substance abuse and just about everything in between, CBD is said to help alleviate tension and side effects possibly help cure things up as well. Look, we’re not doctors so I’m not going to rule anything out, especially if it comes from a plant.

Consult with your doctor (or veterinarian) concerning any ailments that you may be dealing with and your interest in adding CBD oil to your medical regimen.

Where to buy it in Orlando?

So where can you find this miracle tincture here in Orlando? Here are just a few places in town and online.

The District Market at Mills 50 - 1221 North Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803

This awesome vegan eatery/bodega/co-op market sells a plethora of tasty cruelty-free delectables and other cute handmade items. Amongst the well-stocked shelves you can also purchase CBD oil from KONO Naturals which is a local company who works closely with a CBD farm in Colorado. You can get the oils in a range of dosages and flavors, too!

Dr. Duffy’s Dispensary - DrDuffysDispensary.com

One person that’s highly regarded in the CBD scene in town is Dr. Duffy, who is based in Winter Park and sells to numerous retailers in Central Florida. She also has her own website with a ton of helpful information, including a list of locations that carry her product, an an online store that you can order from directly. She may even make house calls!

The Crashboat Acai Bowl from  Purple Ocean

The Crashboat Acai Bowl from Purple Ocean

Fun CBD additions can be found in quite a few local products around town. At places like Cafe Linger and Gratitude Coffee, both located on Edgewater Drive in College Park, you can get it added to your morning coffee to help mellow you out before a rough workday.

If coffee isn’t your thing, also at The District Market at Mills 50 you can score CBD kombucha or you can get a CBD-infused acai bowl or smoothie at the Purple Ocean truck parked on Orange Avenue in the Lake Ivanhoe neighborhood. Word on the street is that they also sell vegan CBD gummies too!

Did you know CBD can be good for pets too? CBD oil is also great for cats and dogs. It helps with anxiety, allergies, arthritis and a host of other issues that are common in our furry friends.

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Rick’s Dog Deli - 2011 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803

This local human-grade dog food company, located in Audubon Park, whips up specialty recipes right in house. They offer recipes specific to your dog’s breed or any health-related issues they may be facing, as well as pre-made standard meals and treats that ensure your dogs are meeting all of their necessary dietary requirements while using only quality ingredients. They offer a few different dietary supplements as well, one being CBD oil (again from KONO Naturals), which are available for purchase. Pop in for more information, a consultation or some puppy-approved treats.

Woof! Orlando - 3529 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804

Located in College Park, Woof! is a multiple “Best of Orlando” winning boarding facility and groomer. They offer CBD oil for purchase in their boutique as well as a plethora of name brand foods and a vast array of treats. They also have an adorable instagram that you should follow immediately for your daily dosage of cute puppies. You can thank me later.

Where to buy CBD online?

Supergood - it really is that good. They even post their certificate of analysis.
Standard Dose - period patches, tinctures, hemp honey and more.
Foria Wellness - CBD menstrual suppositories.
Plant People - High performance hemp & herbal.

Have you tried it and really like a particular brand or have found that a combo works well? Feel free to leave a comment and share.

Consult with your doctor (or veterinarian) concerning any ailments that you may be dealing with and your interest in adding CBD oil to your medical regimen.


Jessika DeWeese is a contributor to Townie Tourist and an Orlando-based stylist and vintage clothing dealer. She’s a huge animal lover, dog mom x4 and multi-generational native Central Floridian who loves to help show the world that Orlando is more than the Mouse.

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