There are CBD beer and CBD coffee and CBD gums and soft drinks, skin care, oils and drops. And now cannabis-derived product emerges in jelly beans – designed by the man who created Jelly Belly candies.
The product, a mash-up of an "adult" chemical compound – CBD – and famous staple of American childhood has been so popular that the company that created it, the Spectrum Confections, the hell of Jelly Belly the inventor David Klein, sold off for one slate of adoring squeeze coverage over the past week.
"Jelly Belly Creator debuts cannabis-infused jelly beans: Toasted marshmallow, mango and more," USA wrote today.
"Creator of Jelly Belly launches CBD infused beans," CBS chimed in.
CBD is a cannabinoid compound, but it is not the chemical in cannabis that causes high. Shorthand for cannabidiol, it works on different parts of the nervous system than THC, which is the chemical associated with a marijuana high, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In short, CBD: not high. THC: potential too high.
The product has grown in popularity over the past few years and has been touted as a potential treatment for anxiety, seizures, insomnia and even cancer. But the medical benefits are still in the early stages of research. A study published in May last year found CBD significantly reduced seizures among people suffering from a rare syndrome called Lennox-Gastaut. Another, in 2017, found that children with Dravet syndrome, another serious form of epilepsy, saw the number of seizures reduced from 12.4 to 5.9 over a month.
The Food and Drug Administration responded in June by approving a purified form of the drug for use to treat these conditions.
"But it's also important to note that this is not an approval of marijuana or all of its components," noted the FDA. "This is the approval of a particular CBD medication for a particular use."
Dr. Igor Grant, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and director of his medical cannabis research center, said in an interview that other medical uses and benefits of the product have not been so firmly established. 19659014] "And from [those studies] it follows that CBD may be useful in other epilepsy, even if it is not established," he said.
He said some studies had also indicated that the CBD may have some anti-anxiety properties, notes one in which people who give a public speech were shown to be less anxious after taking it. But he warned that the amount of CBD used in these studies dwarfed the amount you would probably find in a candy.
Klein, who did not respond to requests for comment sent to his company, told Cannabis Aficionado, who first reported the story, that he had recently learned about the popularity and benefits of the CBD.
"And I said to myself:" Does anyone make a jelly bean with the CBD? "He told the publication." I couldn't find anything. " Klein created Jelly Belly in 1976 with a $ 800 investment and no credit card, Cannabis Aficionado notes. But he sold his rights four years later – and recently called the decision a" mistake. "In 2016 he drove Candyman Kitchens, a online store selling various sweets and gimmicks, such as candy blood, according to the Chicago Tribune, Klein started a kick-start to raise $ 10,000 to caffeine-containing coffee flavored cakes such as caffe macchiato.
The latest federal farmer's book legalized he mp and some of his products , as the CBD, as long as it is produced and derived from a plant that complies with a rigid list of restrictions, most importantly the lack of a large amount of THC, but CBD is usually still classified as a substance I substance, and its status as an FDA. authorized drug is further complicated stuff federally, Grant said.
But the CBD is legal in all but four states, according to CBS, and the product has flourished in this legal gray area. that, with some estimates that put the CBD market at 190 million US dollars last year.
Spectrum Confections sells CBD jelly beans in 38 flavors such as toasted marshmallow, piña colada and strawberry cheesecake. It also sells acidic and sugar-free versions. The company's website admits that the CBD does not always have the "best taste."
Each jelly bean has about 10 mg of CBD in it.
"If people want a small dose, they eat one," Klein said. Cannabis Afficionado. "If they want 20 mg, they can eat two. They can decide what their proper dosage is."
The marijuana-focused website noted the irony that Jelly Bellys was one of the favorite candies president Ronald Reagan who helped with to continue the "war on drugs", started by President Richard Nixon, and founded the Office of the Drug Control Policy in 1988.
Klein told the site that he will not make unfounded health claims about his new product, but is sure it "will help the world . "  Read more:
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