CBD, or cannabidiol, may not be part of the mainstream consciousness right now but the team behind Found—Hong Kong’s first cafe and boutique dedicated to the hemp-derived cannabinoid—have set their sights on opening the doors to understanding the popular wellness product.
While it is a natural compound found in cannabis, cannabidiol is 100 per cent legal in Hong Kong and free of psychoactive effects—i.e. there is no “high” and no danger of users becoming dependent on it, as confirmed by the World Health Organisation’s Critical Review Report on CBD. In addition, CBD advocates suggest that regulated use is associated with benefits including pain relief, stress and anxiety relief, muscle relaxation and anti-inflammation.
Currently, there is a wide range of CBD products available from brands such as Felix & Co, Cubed CBD, Life CBD, Heavens Please and Gentle Bro; you can find them in the form of oils, capsules, serums, tinctures, patches, creams and even beers and coffees. Below, we speak with Kristen Vang of Found to learn more about the new Sheung Wan retail concept.
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What can we find at Found?
We have a range of CBD products from Felix & Co and Life, including oils, capsules, body balms and more. In the cafe, we will be offering a selection of CBD-infused food and drinks, including coffees, teas, kombucha, ice pops, cakes, breads, chocolate and more. All of this will be made with Life CBD. Alongside this, we will have a selection of CBD-free snacks and artisanal breads.
What’s the feeling you want visitors to have when walking into Found?
Found is all about discovery. It's a place to learn, explore and experience CBD, so it’s critical that people feel welcome and comfortable in our space.
Our team is super friendly and knowledgeable, so it’s the perfect place to come and ask questions if you’re just getting started. Those with CBD experience can discover a range of products, CBD-infused food and beverages and soon other minor cannabinoids, such as CBG (cannabigerol) and CBC (cannabichromene).