Trend Alert: CBD Oil

What’s the deal with CBD Oil?

What is it?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in both marijuana and hemp plant. However, CBD is not the component that causes users to experience a high. Rather, CBD oil can be used to relieve inflammation, pain, physical tension, anxiety and as a sleep aid. In other words, CBD products can provide health benefits without any of the psychoactive side effects associated with marijuana usage.

Is it legal?

Yes! CBD oil is legal in Mississippi when derived from a hemp plant.

How do I use it?

CBD oil can be used topically for pain relief and to treat anxiety, just be sure to follow dosage instructions on the package. You can also get creative with CBD oil by adding it to your recipes and drinks! Add a few drops to your smoothie, bake a few tablespoons into cookies or desserts or even use it to infuse cocktails.

Where can I get it?

Many local pharmacies are now carrying CBD oil. You can also find it at specialty stores like Prescott’s Hemp and Your CBD Store in Tupelo.

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Recipe: CBD, Chocolate & Coconut Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter

2 tablespoons CBD oil

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 cup graham cracker chunks

1 cup dark chocolate chips (save 1/8 cup to sprinkle on top at the end)

1 cup flaked coconut (save 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top at the end)

1/2 cup caramel chips

14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can)

Nonstick cooking spray

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Using nonstick cooking spray, coat an 11 -x -7-inch baking pan. Melt butter over low heat. Once melted, combine the butter and CBD oil with a whisk in a small mixing bowl. Add graham cracker crumbs and continue to stir. Transfer the cookie mixture to the bottom of the nonstick baking pan. Add larger graham cracker chunks on top and press down firmly with a fork. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the graham crackers and crumb mixture. Use a spoon to coat the entire pan evenly and to reach all crevices. Add an even layer of chocolate chips. Continue to add even layers of chopped walnuts and caramel chips. Next, add coconut flakes. Once all layers have been added, use your fork to lightly press down all of the ingredients. Place the pan into the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. Sprinkle top with reserved chocolate chips and coconut flakes. Bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Cut into bite-size bars to serve.

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