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CBD, for the Dogs — and the Dollars

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 13:29

As crowds swarm in for a beautiful East End respite, the cannabis craze accompanies them.

It starts on Saturday when Mandala Yoga in Amagansett hosts a launch of CBD-infused pet treats made by the Alchemist’s Kitchen. The next night, the Hampton Cannabis Expo will feature panel discussions about the future of cannabis and an open bar at The Clubhouse in Wainscott.

CBD, a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, is legal as an oil, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved it as an additive to foods meant for human consumption.

According to a newsletter sent out by Mandala Yoga, the CBD treats can benefit the mental and physical health of consumers’ pets. The event in Amagansett Square from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will, with a purchase of a box of CBD treats, include either a piece of Kate Below’s poerty written specifically for the buyer’s pet, a reiki energy workout for the dog in which a practitioner uses hand positions to channel healing energy, or a “pet psychic attunement session.”

On the business end, the Hampton Cannabis Expo will explore investment opportunities, health effects, and possibilities for legalization in New York State. Panelists include state Senator Diane J. Savino, who represents parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island, Mitch Baruchowitz of Merida Capital Partners, and Dr. Michelle Shuffett of Columbia Care. Topics on the cannabis agenda include, “What’s the most common mistakes you’ve seen?” and, “Can it cure cancer and foster World Peace?”

The cost is $150 through the website,, or $200 at the door, which opens at 4 p.m.

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