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Try Cauliflower Nachos, CBD Drinks, and More Healthy-ish Fare at Spike Mendelsohn’s New Fairfax Restaurant


Vim & Victor serves an all-day menu inside the massive St. James wellness complex

Cauliflower nachos at Vim & Victor, one of chef Spike Mendelsohn’s healthy-ish options at The St. James health and wellness complex. Photography by Rey Lopez, courtesy of Vim & Victor.

Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn made a name for himself in DC with burgers and slices, but lately the Good Stuff Eatery and We the Pizza restaurateur is all about wellness. After teaming up with Michelle Obama on her Let’s Move! campaign and serving as mayor Muriel Bowser’s Food Policy Council chairman, Mendelsohn has taken on his biggest business project yet: providing all the food and beverages at Springfield’s the St. James complex, a 450,000 square-foot health and wellness mecca that just opened in September.

“The people at the St. James envision something very disruptive. They want a center of the universe for families and athletes to come and focus wellness and sports,” says Mendelsohn. “It’s awesome to be able to turn the advocacy work I was doing into a business.”

Vim & Victor The St. James Spike Mendelsohn Springfield Health and Wellness Complex
The grab-and-go counter of Vim & Victor, which is attached to a long bar for fresh juice cocktails, wine, and beer.

The center boasts two NHL regulation-sized ice rinks, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a turf field fit for FIFA players, a three-story health club, a climbing wall, an indoor water park, a luxe spa, and seven party rooms where Mendelsohn is preparing to cater a sleepover party for 400 kids “night at the museum-style.” Throughout the facility are a mix of quick-grab kiosks, bars for both smoothies and booze, and an all-day sit-down restaurant, Vim & Victor, which just opened to the public. (Anyone can come and dine, though patrons have to pay to use various sports and wellness services.)

Vim & Victor The St. James Spike Mendelsohn Springfield Health and Wellness Complex
Hit the three-story health club and then treat yourself to a green bowl.

Mendelsohn and longtime chef Brian Lacayo took a something-for-everyone approach with Vim & Victor’s menu, offering grilled proteins for athletes, spa-friendly fancy toasts, and cast-iron wings with beers for the hockey crowd. Appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and burgers (meaty and Beyond Meat-y) are chef-designed, whereas patrons can mix-and-match main proteins and sides. The food doesn’t play to a particular cuisine, diet, or trend, though there’re plenty of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and low-to-no-carb options.

“I did research about what athletes eat, and it’s less about composed plates and leaving more room for liberties,” says Mendelsohn.

Vim & Victor The St. James Spike Mendelsohn Springfield Health and Wellness Complex
Whole roasted branzino with Thai herbs and dipping sauce is one of the a la carte proteins.

To drink, there’s anything from fresh fruit cocktails to Mendelsohn’s own line of CBD-infused PLNT waters, local beers, and American wines. Early-risers can head to the grab-and-go cafe for fresh-pressed juices and turmeric lattes. The counter, which opens at 6 AM and runs through the evening, will also serve quick eats like açaí bowls, breakfast sandwiches on homemade English muffins, wraps, pizzas, and baked goods (both vegan/gluten-free and “the fattiest, most delicious pastries,” according to Mendelsohn). 

Vim & Victor The St. James Spike Mendelsohn Springfield Health and Wellness Complex
The restaurants serve around-the-clock. In the morning, you’ll find options like egg sandwiches on homemade English muffins.

Mendelsohn, a hockey and water polo player (among other sports) is already enjoying the house benefits—as are his 60-odd employees, all of whom get a St. James membership as a perk of the job. He says the wellness aspect has proved to be an asset for attracting good staff.

“It’s easy to hire when you can be like, hey, you can go to the sauna after service,” says Mendelsohn. 

Vim & Victor at The St. James. 6805 Industrial Rd., Springfield; 703-705-9549. Open daily at 11 AM; grab-and-go open daily at 6 AM. 

Vim & Victor The St. James Spike Mendelsohn Springfield Health and Wellness Complex
Not every dish is for health nuts. Mendelohn does a Good Stuff-style Vic burger with special sauce and cheese.
Anna Spiegel

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

The Sad News About CBD Cupcakes

As I stood at the window of a Weed World Candies truck on Manhattan’s 6th Avenue last week, a gray-haired man I didn’t know tapped me on my shoulder. “It doesn’t work,” he said, motioning at the truck, which sells candies laced with a cannabis- or hemp-derived compound called cannabidiol.

“I didn’t ask you,” I responded, turning back to the window.

“It doesn’t work,” he reiterated, louder, as though it was easier to believe he had been misheard than dismissed.

We went back and forth like that for several rounds, yelling at each other in 30-degree weather in front of an RV wrapped in marijuana-leaf graphics and blasting Bob Marley music. Finally, he stopped trying to enlighten me and shuffled off to let me buy my lollies in peace. As I tore into my new treats, I realized the whole thing had been a scene from the internet’s dominant cannabidiol discourse come to life: Some money had been spent and some opinions had been said, but no one gained any information.

Cannabidiol—more commonly abbreviated CBD—isn’t psychoactive and, apparently to the man’s disappointment, won’t get you high. Instead, many people report that consuming it makes them feel less anxious, helps them sleep, or eases joint pain. Over the past two years, CBD in the form of oils and supplements has become widely distributed across the United States, even in places with no level of cannabis legalization. Now, the trend’s new frontier is food. My first clue that it had hit some kind of critical mass was seeing a local restaurant put a sign out front announcing the debut of CBD empanadas. From design-oriented Instagram seltzer to your local pizza place, brands and restaurants want you to order some CBD and eat your feelings.

The problem is, it’s not easy to know what you’re actually ingesting, or if it’ll actually change how you feel. At best, CBD in America exists in a confusing state of quasi-legality and yet-to-be-realized potential. Experts estimate the market for it could balloon to $22 billion by 2022, but with cannabis and hemp laws changing rapidly across the country, the chemical is almost entirely unregulated on the consumer market, with no end-product labeling or composition standards to help shoppers understand what they’re buying.

The market is rife with misinformation even when CBD is sold as a relatively simple oil or supplement. When it’s squirted into a latte or baked into a cookie, CBD’s uses and effects get even more opaque. The chemical’s loudest advocates make health claims far beyond the current scientific evidence, and its harshest critics often dismiss the compound entirely, as just another snake oil in America’s long tradition of health scams. Journalists are starting to get a handle on what CBD actually does and what is actually known about it, but along with researchers and regulators, we’re still playing catch-up when it comes to the people who have pushed the compound into what feels like mainstream overnight success: entrepreneurs.

“Every day, I get a pitch or two for new CBD products,” says Rosemary Donahue, Allure magazine’s wellness editor. In recent months, she has seen the products start to shift away from supplements and toward “beverages, like coffee and seltzers, and even chocolates.” These products provide an easier point of entry for the casually curious: You may not want to order a vial of weird-tasting oil from a company you’ve never heard of online, but spending $3 to squirt some CBD into your daily latte feels pretty low-stakes. Even Coca-Cola is reported to be looking into the CBD beverage business.

Whether or not that $3 will get you anything is a more complicated question. Esther Blessing, a researcher and psychiatry professor at New York University Langone Health, is one of only a few researchers who have completed any sort of study of CBD’s effects on mood. She looked at its potential to treat anxiety, and although she stresses the results are very preliminary, she sees a lot of promise. “Studies so far have shown that CBD of a specific dose is roughly as effective as drugs like Valium and other benzodiazepines in reducing experimental anxiety,” she says.

But experimental anxiety, which is when stressors are applied to make a volunteer feel anxious for a test, is different than clinical anxiety, and long-term, rigorous clinical trials are necessary to find CBD’s real-life effects on patients. Several are underway right now, including one Blessing is conducting at N.Y.U., but the process of completing those, finding appropriate dosages, and creating a consistent drug that can meet Food and Drug Administration approval standards takes time. “Getting into the full pipeline of FDA approval is probably eight to 10 years away,” Blessing says.

In the meantime, there’s virtually no way for consumers to feel confident about what or how much they’re taking when they buy a CBD cookie, and dosage has a big effect on what we know about CBD’s effects so far. How transparent a bakery or coffee shop decides to be about their sourcing and dosing is completely up to them. “It’s actually really hard to get pure CBD. It’s really expensive, and there’s a limited number of high-grade producers across the world,” says Blessing. “If I’m a coffee company that’s coming onto the scene and I want to make some money, I don’t really want to put a lot of stuff in it.”

Sometimes, products that claim to contain CBD don’t have any at all when tested, Blessing says. More commonly, though, cookies and beverages simply contain far less than 300mg of CBD, which is the minimum amount she says has been found effective in the preliminary science so far. Vybes, a brand of CBD-laced drinks, has 15mg of the compound per bottle. Feelz By Chloe, a line of CBD desserts from vegan fast-casual chain By Chloe, has said in the past that each dessert contains only 2.5mg of CBD per serving.

Still, Blessing notes, amounts below 100mg haven’t even been tested, so it’s not impossible that small amounts may have some effects. As far as anyone knows, heating up CBD doesn’t degrade its effects, and early evidence suggests taking it along with high-fat food (like a dessert) aids the body’s absorption of the chemical. Beyond that, all anyone has is guesswork.  By Chloe didn’t respond to a detailed list of questions about its sourcing and dosing, but I tried a few of the company’s CBD treats anyway. They were all incredibly tasty, and after consuming three cookies in the course of 24 hours, I accidentally fell asleep on my couch at an indeterminate time of the evening and woke up at 4:30 in the morning. Was it the CBD, or was I just tired? Maybe it was a classic placebo effect, in which I expected to be relaxed and became so.

CBD research is still in its infancy because both the substance itself and cultivation of the plants from which it’s derived have long been illegal in the United States. And despite all those cookies you see for sale, CBD does seem to remain illegal, unless FDA approved. In December, hemp cultivation was legalized nationwide as a provision of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. But the FDA released a statement explicating the agency’s stance on CBD’s legality: In short, the FDA does not recognize a distinction between cannabis- and hemp-derived CBD and, for the time being, considers both to be illegal—especially as a questionably safe food additive. Although CBD isn’t dangerous to healthy people, it can affect how the body metabolizes certain types of medication, which Blessing says could lead to overdose in some cases. (Because of the government shutdown, the FDA is unavailable to explain its stance or enforcement plans in further detail.)

Even if you live in a state where recreational marijuana is legal, mainstream sales of CBD in bakeries and coffee shops is still a whole different issue, according to Griffen Thorne, a California-based attorney with Harris Bricken, a firm specializing in cannabis trade issues. For cannabis, “one of the things that’s a really big requirement in California is safety testing at the distributor level,” says Thorne. “That’s not really there yet for hemp CBD products.” For instance, CBD products sometimes contain enough lingering THC to produce psychoactive effects.

Because hemp-derived CBD currently lacks labeling or purity standards that are required of cannabis products sold at legal dispensaries, it exists in a regulatory limbo that laws don’t yet address. In the meantime, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has announced that starting in July, putting CBD in food products will cost businesses points on their health inspections.

Despite some relatively tough talk from regulatory bodies, it can seem like they’re trying to close the barn door after the horse got out. CBD is already everywhere, and people are curious about it for reasons that seem to go far beyond trendiness, like financial precarity and healthcare costs. “People are panicking and looking for things. They’re like, ‘What if I don’t have insurance because I get laid off, what can I replace my meds with?’” says Donahue. CBD fits neatly with a growing distrust in technology and the pharmaceutical industry, and America’s moderating view of cannabis means that many people see CBD as a safer alternative for anxiety or pain that’s worth trying.

For most of those people, if they eat a cookie, it seems like the worst thing that could happen is nothing. At least they got to eat a cookie.

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U.S. retailer sees CBD products as the next big thing in beauty

CBD offerings part of brand’s commitment to the health and well-being of its customers

Cannabis beauty brands are becoming increasingly popular Povozniuk / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Neiman Marcus is now offering CBD beauty products as part of the brand’s Trending Beauty initiative, part of this season’s offerings, including self-care an ingestibles.

Neiman Marcus has started carrying a number of leading CBD brands online and in five stores with products from Sagely Naturals, Cannuka, Cannabliss Organic, Code of Harmony, Ildi Pekar, Vertly and Yuyo Botanics, reports the Dallas-based premium luxury retailer. The CBD product offering is comprised of balms, lotions, soaps, oils, serums and masks.

The stores carrying these CBD products include locations in Beverly Hills, Neiman Marcus Fashion Island, San Francisco, Boston and Denver. The retailer claims “use of CBD products can reduce redness, irritation and even acne.”

“Our new CBD assortment is an important part of Neiman Marcus’ commitment to the health and well-being of our customers,” Kim D’Angelo, beauty buyer for Neiman Marcus, says in a company statement. “Cannabis beauty brands are becoming increasingly popular and CBD products are the next big thing in beauty.

Neiman Marcus plans to continue to expand our CBD assortment while offering customers the latest and greatest in Trending Beauty,” D’Angelo adds.

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Tamra and Eddie Judge Answer Common Questions About CBD

Tamra Judge and Eddie Judge have a big project in the works: Vena Wellness is debuting this week. That would be their new business aimed at promoting health through CBD products. (The Real Housewives of Orange County viewers know that Eddie has faced his fair share of heart-health obstacles in the past year, and is now on the mend.) 

Ahead of their big launch, the couple has been sharing pre-launch tidbits on Instagram, where they are also taking the time to engage with many fans’ and followers’ questions about CBD. While some of the questions may sound naive to experienced CBD users, the couple took time out to answer patiently and helpfully. Here are some of the condensed questions and answers.

What is CBD?

CBD (or cannabidiol) is one of over 85 cannabidinoids found in cannabis. CBD is present in more significant quantities in hemp than it is in marijuana. And because it’s non-psychoactive, CBD is widely regarded to possess incredible health potential. —Tamra

Does this help with anxiety?

That’s why I use it. —Tamra

Does CBD oil show up in corporate drug testing?

Great question. Only if corporate testing is for CBD. Most companies will test for THC and our product has 0 percent THC. There’s no psychedelic effects using our CBD. —Eddie

Is it OK to take with heart medication? I have an issue similar to afib (atrial-fibrillation) like Eddie. Do you use without issues, Eddie?

I waited until I was better and then I stared CBD. Only because I wanted to make sure it works and not mix it with other meds… I’m off heart meds so I’m now using CBD. Keep working on your Afib. It can be fixed. 

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RE Botanicals Achieves USDA Organic Hemp CBD Milestone

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Boulder-based RE Botanicals®, the pure organic apothecary brand, proudly announces they have received their organic certification by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) National Organic Program for US grown hemp. The USDA protects consumer options by allowing brands to obtain the USDA organic logo which ensures their products are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides which contaminate our waterways and accelerate climate change.

RE Botanicals is committed to shifting today’s chemical agricultural practices to more organic and regenerative farming methods. While not well-known due to hemp’s “wild west” culture, hemp removes nutrients such as nitrogen from soils. RE Botanicals‘ organic hemp is farmed using crop rotations such as clover or alfalfa which improves soil health and fertility. Whereas the vast majority of today’s hemp farming utilizes synthetic chemical fertilizers made from fracked natural gas and are a leading cause of climate change and ocean die off in the gulf of New Mexico. Hemp CBD shoppers can literally vote with their dollars for the type of future they want for their children and families.

“At RE Botanicals, we believe that healthy soil creates healthy plants, healthy people and a healthy climate,” said John W. Roulac, Founder and Chief Hemp Officer of RE Botanicals. “Hundreds of CBD brands, including some of the largest have falsely and illegally claimed their products are certified organic. Customers can and should request that the brands display their organic certifications on their website. Our team is honored to bring forth the highest quality and trusted USDA certified organic hemp CBD products to our family, friends and consumers.”

The evolving legacy of RE Botanicals begins with their Classic, Peppermint and pet line of organic hemp flower extracts packaged in amber brown glass bottles crafted with hemp and certified organic MCT Coconut Oil. RE Botanicals prides themselves with the company’s promise to provide consumers and their pets with trusted hemp supplements.

RE Botanicals is shaking up the hemp CBD sector, projected to reach $1.9 billion by 2022, as reported by the Hemp Business Journal. The wellness brand is meeting the growing demand of American shoppers looking for certified-organic products that are better for people and the planet. RE Botanicals will exhibit at Expo West from March 5-9, 2019 in the organics section at booth #1731. The new USDA organic logo will appear on RE Botanicals packaging starting March 1st and consumers can continue to purchase the RE Botanicals product range on

RE Botanicals®:
RE Botanicals® is the Pure Organic Hemp Apothecary brand created by 20-year hemp and superfoods veteran John W. Roulac who was also the founder of Nutiva. RE Botanicals products are crafted with the highest quality, full-spectrum, organic hemp extract that taps into the human endocannabinoid system – the system that helps maintain the body’s overall wellness and supports many physical processes. Curated with only the highest quality, plant-based hemp extracts with certified-organic MCT Coconut Oil. RE Botanicals offers organic classic, peppermint and pet tinctures. 1% of RE Botanicals sales are donated to promote regenerative agriculture.  For more information please visit

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Marijuana News Today: More Pot Companies Finding a Way Into U.S. CBD Market

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Marijuana News Today

In what is sure to be a developing trend this year, the marijuana news today has yet another pot company looking to parlay the U.S. 2018 Farm Bill into a solid footing in the U.S. cannabidiol (CBD) market.

This time, however, it is Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) which is looking to jump in on that burgeoning and lucrative market.

You may remember that the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, passed in December, legalized the cultivation of hemp on a national scale. A cannabis variant, hemp does not have the psychoactive chemicals seen in marijuana, but can be used to make CBD, which is often associated with curative properties.

CBD, more broadly, has exploded in recent months, with many seeing the potential in the new wellness substance to take the market by storm. Not to mention the already proven restorative effects that can help reduce the use of opiates and sleeping peels.


Aurora said that it was looking to enter the U.S. market within the next few months, according to company COO Cam Battley. (Source: “Aurora Cannabis is gearing up to break into the $1.6 billion CBD industry in the US,” Business Insider, January 14, 2019.)

And it makes perfect sense, when Aurora Cannabis Inc would be hungry to get in on the market.

Analysts believe that the CBD market in the U.S. could reach $1.6 billion a year in 2019, while the worldwide value of the CBD industry could hit $22.0 billion by 2022. (Source: Ibid.)

The potential is certainly there for big profits for the marijuana companies able to best take advantage of this fast-growing market.

The U.S. farm bill has, of course, opened the way for a great many marijuana companies based out of Canada to enter their southern neighbor and finally find a way to suitably tap into the massive U.S. market.

Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) has also been linked to the U.S. CBD market in 2019, while others are sure to follow.

CBD is among the primary medical ingredients in “Epidiolex,” the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved cannabis-derived drug. That means that CBD may not only take the recreational market by storm, but, given time, could conceivably alter the face of the pharmaceutical industry.

ACB Stock

It would be impossible to write about the marijuana news today without examining ACB stock, which has captured headlines two days in a row now.

Yesterday, Aurora’s acquisition of Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. had the company’s stock surging. Worth CA$175.0 million, the move will see Aurora expand its production capacity and continue with its aggressive acquisition strategy of 2018.

The buy is projected to add a total production capacity of over 5,000 kilograms per year when Whistler’s second location reaches full capacity. (Source: “Aurora Cannabis buying Whistler Medical Marijuana in deal worth up to $175M,” Global News, January 14, 2019.)

Today, of course, we have Battley’s aforementioned signalling of intent to enter the U.S. cannabis market via CBD.

This is another bold move that I very much like, and believe will pay off with big yields if done correctly. After all, the U.S. is the most lucrative market in the world and has yet to be sufficiently tapped due to the federal bans on marijuana.

With the U.S. 2018 Farm Bill changing that, however, and providing a workaround via hemp and CBD, seeing which companies can stake out a stronger claim in the market will help determine winners and losers in 2019.

This market is probably one of the hottest ones to watch for marijuana stock enthusiasts.

The recent run of good news has also benefited Aurora Cannabis stock in the short-term.

ACB stock climbed just over a percent in early-morning trading today. Not a jaw-dropping number, to be sure, but compared to the downturn that many other pot stocks are facing (more on that below), this is a significant win.

The past five days have seen ACB stock surge by nearly 40%, speaking to the company’s strong start in 2019.

TLRY Stock

One company that had initially had a very strong start in 2019 is now seeing its fortunes change in a short, furious burst.

Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY) was riding high to start 2019, with several winning headlines forcing stock prices higher. But a huge surge over the past several days has finally come crashing down.

As I always warn, when pot stocks jump so high so fast, they are almost always destined to fall with equal rapidity at some point down the line.

Which isn’t to say that the gains are lost, but only that those huge single-day gains are more often than not flashes in the pan rather than sustainably, long-term wins.

TLRY stock found itself down big in early-morning trading today, falling by more than 12%.

But even that fall has not been enough to counteract the company’s impressive performance over the past few days, with Tilray stock still up about eight percent since last week.

While I still view Tilray stock as a strong pick, these wild swings are not unexpected. Day traders should take note while long-term buyers should weather through them for the higher gains on the other side.

ACB and TLRY Stock Performances

The performances of ACB stock (black line) and TLRY stock (blue line) over the past week are seen on the chart below:

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Analyst Take

The marijuana news today has us again excited about the prospects of the American CBD market, while the pot stock market takes a hit today.

TLRY stock is down big while ACB stock continues to thrive. But all things considered, it’s shaping up to be a good year for pot in 2019.