I Now Put Cannabis in My Coffee—Hear Me Out

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Victoria Hoff

What does it say about me that at this point, cannabis products tend to land on my desk on a near-daily basis? Quite simply, that I'm an L.A.-based wellness editor in 2018. And to be clear, you probably don't have to live in California (or Colorado or Washington) to notice that marijuana is hitting the mainstream in a big way. As legalization continues to sweep the country, movers and shakers in the beauty and health industries are capitalizing big on the plant's many health benefits—as well as the fact that it's no longer considered as taboo to adopt a pro-pot lifestyle.

By residing in one of the most weed-friendly and wellness-oriented cities in the country—truly, the New Yorker in me still feels like she's part of some weird social experiment in which crystals are as ubiquitous as pocket change and people are more inclined to talk about their astrological forecasts than the weather—I've had the opportunity to experience many of these hybrid brands and products firsthand. Case in point: When my friends at perennially cool natural beauty destination CAP Beauty invited me to try out The Daily Hit ($96), the brand's new adaptogenic herb–infused CBD oil—at a morning yoga class, no less—I was more than game. That was last summer, and six months later, I'm still riding the high of that particularly blissful Vinyasa flow.

That "high," of course, is proverbial: As a refresher, CBD (short for cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound that nonetheless has been shown to have a marked impact on inflammation, anxiety, and other conditions. This winning combination has made CBD a highly accessible and thus wildly popular solution in the weed-wellness space. Not to mention versatile: CBD has popped up as a starring ingredient in everything from muscle salves and sprays to cramp-alleviating suppositories to yes, multitasking oils. Which brings me back to The Daily Hit: While the idea is to use it as you would any other kind of cooking oil, I like to mix it into my morning coffee like a high-vibe version of Bulletproof.