Europe's 1st Medical Marijuana CBD Shop - The CBD Dispensary Amsterdam

The first dedicated CBD Dispensary opened in Amsterdam, and all of the world got excited! It was not only the first shop in Amsterdam selling CBD based products but also the 1st CBD shop in Europe. The CBD Dispensary was a project of the Royal Queen Seeds company and specialised in CBD based medicines and hemp products. The shop was located on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal, just next door to the Royal Queen Seeds Store.


Most smokers and breeders have traditionally sought plants with a high THC level, this is what gives cannabis its psychoactive effect - the bit that gets you high. So what Is CBD?  Well it won't get you high but it has been shown to help a wide variety of medical conditions. Of the over 70 cannabinoids have been identified in the cannabis plant, Cannabidiol aka CBD, is the one that seems to offer the most medicinal benefit. CBD has been shown to; help with pain, slow bacterial growth, reduce blood sugar levels, reduce nausea, relieve anxiety and even to slow or even stop the growth of cancer tumors?


The CBD Dispensary offered a variety of CBD based products including CBD drops, CanChew CBD chewing gum, CBD capsules and of course a few different types of CBD oil. Their most popular product, and most recommended, was the CBD Oil produced by Royal Queen Seeds, this had a quite high CBD level of 2.6% and just 0.2% THC. CBD is safe to use, even for those not used to cannabis as it won't get you high, its non-toxic and the best part is CBD products are legal in most countries - meaning anyone can choose to try this medicine and see if it helps then.


Apart from the wide selection of CBD products, the CBD Dispensary also stocked a wide range of hemp products including food items like hemp tea, hemp seeds, hemp oil, hemp protein and even hemp seed chocolate. To further celebrate the many uses of the cannabis plant the CBD Dispensary also stocked a range of hemp cosmetics, including soaps, shampoos, hand creams, lip balms, shower gels and much more. Even though the CBD Dispensary's life was rather short lived, and you won't be able to shop their upon arrival to Amsterdam, CBD products have become very popular around the world, and you can even find a good selection on Amazon and have it shipped to your home. But, beware, as with any product, there is quality, and gimmicks. Read the reviews, and buy from reputable sellers. 

A grower looking for high CBD strains suitable for medical use will also find a selection of cannabis seeds all bred for high CBD contents, from companies including Apothecary Genetics


Sadly, the City of Amsterdam forced the CBD Dispensary to close its doors just months after opening. For more details, read: 

The CBD Dispensary Amsterdam Forced to close