Camel City Hemp co-owner Adam Combs brewed me a piping hot cup of his United States-grown and manufactured hemp cannabidiol (CBD) tea only moments after I walked into the sleek and modern brick-and-mortar located at 1039 Burke St. in Winston-Salem. It was CBD-infused organic German Chamomile tea with a dash of all-natural honey. And after 15 minutes of steeping, I enjoyed its smooth flavor and calming effect.
“That is 30 milligrams of water-soluble hemp CBD isolate,” Combs explained. “It is organic, German Chamomile and it has Theanine in it, which relaxes and focuses the brain.”
Combs said all of his consumable products are non-psychoactive, 100 percent legal hemp CBD and contain either zero or less than the legal 0.3 percent limit of THC. He said he recommends the tea to his clients in the evening after a long day on their feet. He boasted that other companies out there have CBD-infused teas, but it is nothing like his product. I still have to try that for myself, but after having two cups of the tea (he recommends reusing the tea bag and giving it a big squeeze in a second brew) in about an hour between each other, the uncomfortable lower back pain and abdominal cramps I was experiencing earlier that morning were completely non-existent by that afternoon. Not only that, I was feeling clear-headed and motivated to get back to my busy day.
Combs gave me a “menu” of his products and showed me around his dispensary (as he prefers it to be called) last Friday after only being open for one week. Camel City Hemp offers apparel, oils, edibles, teas and topical pain relief products, all made from industrial hemp.
The glass and refrigerated cabinets next to each other displayed all of his hemp CBD oil products, which