The menu of CBD-infused items was curated by celebrity cannabis chef Andrea Drummer, author of Cannabis Cuisine: Bud Pairings of a Born Again Chef. Drummer has also worked with Chelsea Handler on a cannabis-related project. The menu includes tater tots, butter lettuce salad, spicy meatballs and an ice cream sundae, as well as non-food items like infused soaps, serums, gummies, and hemp dog treats.
“Got the munchies?” the menu reads. “How about freshening up? Dig into our unique menu of CBD-infused dishes, treats, and beauty products, exclusively curated by famed cannabis chef Andrea Drummer. CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a cannabis extract legal in all 50 states and is proven to have calming and stress-relieving effects. Go with the flow and enjoy a multi-course tasting menu or order items à la carte to feed your spirit.”
Drummer has admitted that she used to oppose cannabis legalization until she uncovered the perks of cooking with cannabis. She now calls CBD a superfood, with its purported abilities to control anxiety, pain and seizures, among other disorders.
The James NoMad was formerly the Carlton Hotel, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan near Koreatown and Times Square.
The hotel is also offering other ways for its guests to better their wellness in the comfort of their hotel room. “Explore the new in-room wellness programming, curated exclusively for guests of The James Hotels,” the hotel states on its website. “In partnership with consultant Ruby Warrington of The Numinous, the in-room guest programming has been designed to help balance all four bodies; Physical, Mental, Spiritual, and Emotional, in pursuit of total well-being.”
The legality of CBD usually falls within the gray area, depending on who you ask, but in New York City, CBD-infused products and services are increasing in popularity.