The original settlers had many names for Milwaukee—Milwacky, Man-a-waukie, Melleorkie. But no matter how they pronounced it, the meaning stayed the same: good land.
And Milwaukee stands true to its name, it’s the very definition of good land. It’s the land of cheese curds and beer, both of which can be purchased fresh, daily, from proud local artisans. Milwaukeeans drink long, eat plenty, and revel in their short, yet splendid, Midwestern summers.
If you don’t understand this city’s love affair with beer and summer, then you surely haven’t experienced a Milwaukee winter. Harsh, tempestuous, and icy, this great lake city endures upwards of 80 inches of snow a year.
But whether you’re a long-time resident or first-time visitor, one thing you can enjoy in Milwaukee is cannabidiol (CBD). Many shops have opened in the downtown core, selling this cannabinoid in oils, edibles, and vapes.
But first things first, what is CBD?
CBD is one of the least active cannabinoids found in the cannabis and hemp plants. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it does not induce any psychoactive effects. Hemp-derived CBD contains only 0.3% THC, which is not enough to cause a high.
To help you navigate this exciting yet confusing territory, I’ve detailed the best ways to purchase CBD oils, edibles, and vapes while in Cream City. That way, you can explore CBD with a little more knowledge than you would otherwise.
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Known as the City of Festivals, you’ll find Milwaukee streets festooned with colorful banners throughout summer. From June till August, eclectic neighborhoods celebrate with parades and a bounty of wine, spirits, and food.
Whether you’re excited for Festa Italiana, Oktoberfest, or Mexican Fiesta, CBD oil can complement the festivities. In fact, it will improve the experience. By adding a dropper full of oil under your tongue and waiting 90 seconds, CBD compounds quickly metabolize and reach the areas of your body that need it the most.
Balance CBD stocks several flavors, like Mint Mohito, so you can compliment your meal or beverage with an oil that’s just as tasty.
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Milwaukee cuisine takes you down the memory lane. It takes you back to the days when your neighbors didn’t just know your name; they knew your grandparents, and the village they called home in the old country.
For example, take the Friday fish fry—three pieces of fish battered lovingly in Nona’s secret blend of flour and spices, topped with rye bread and crispy fries.
It’s a magical blend of authentic taste and high calories. The meal harkens back to the days when ecclesiastical communities didn’t eat meat. We’d never have this special treat if that history didn’t, at one time, thrive.
And today we have new treats to go along with those old traditions. Very few companies make CBD edibles, as the process to manufacture them can be costly.
But Balance CBD tries to keep them on the shelves, which, at certain times of the year, can be quite the challenge. We stock them in fruit flavors like Organic Raspberry.
CBD edibles are ideal when you need more sustained wellness because they last upwards of four hours. Just remember that edibles also require more time than usual to kick in—about an hour.
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Milwaukee’s nickname, Cream City, originates from its long reliance on dolomite-rich sand baked into the bricks, giving buildings a milky texture.
But, personally, I think the real moniker that Milwaukee deserves is Brew City. American beer started right here on the west edge of Lake Michigan.
By 1856 Milwaukie was home to over two dozen breweries, and today, many of them still stand. On Juneau Avenue, you’ve got Pabst—the original Pabst brewery. And from their parking lot, you can see the towering grain silos of Miller brewery, the cornerstone of American beer.
A beer tour in Milwaukee is a rite of passage for any connoisseur of malted hops and aged barley. And as you travel from one landmark to another, I recommend bringing a CBD vape along the way.
Your pilgrimage along the annals of beer history will be complemented with the easy vibes that CBD vapes offer. Because the cannabinoid enters through your lungs, you’ll feel it within seconds.
This makes vaping a great option when you’re going in between any two places, even mundane ones such as walking from the car to the mall, or as a quick 10-minute break during work.
Balance CBD carries great tasting vape products in three categories: cartridges and Juul pods for those customers who’ve already invested in a device; and disposable pens that you can use the moment you open the package.
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As you can see, the MKE, as it’s affectionately called by locals, has a lot to offer, both as a city embracing CBD and a landmark in American history. What other cities can boast the home of so many strange and spectacular things, like frozen custard and the Bronze Fonz?
And in these early days of the CBD industry, you must embrace CBD companies that care about the ingredients in your products. I think it’s better to rely on brands that focus equally on the flavor and quality of CBD.
Balance CBD proudly carries high-quality, organic CBD in all their products, made from federally legal industrial hemp. So, before your next outing in Milwaukee, peruse our stock so you can better relax and enjoy the fleeting summer months while they’re here!