Meet the latest dagga-infused treat - just don’t say high
The creator of Jelly Beans is pumping them with CBD oil but not, sadly for some, psychoactive THC
Following the ruling by the Constitutional Court that cannabis is legal for private use, more products containing the substance in one form or another, including weed-infused beer, are being sold. Now the innocent jelly bean has climbed onto the green bandwagon.
David Klein, US confectioner and creator of the brand Jelly Bean, has launched a line of jelly beans infused with cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical compound found in marijuana. They come in an assortment of flavours, including toasted marshmallow, strawberry cheesecake, pina colada and spicy licorice and are available as original, sour and sugar-free options. They are sold on Klein’s website, Spectrum Confections.
According to the website, each jelly bean contains 10mg of CBD isolate, a pure extract containing 99% CBD, but it doesn’t contain THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis that is to blame for the high experienced after consuming the friendly plant. The jelly beans are dusted with a sugary powder for added sweetness in order to mask the flavour of the CBD.
Klein told Cannabis Aficionado the jelly beans contain the perfect dose of CBD. “We are putting 10 ml in each [bean]. If people want a small dose, they eat one. If they want 20 ml, they can eat two …They can decide what their proper dosage is.”
CBD has been hailed as a natural alternative to treat pain, anxiety and cancer-related symptoms. It is made by extracting the potent CBD from the weed plant and diluting it with a carrier oil.
The product will only be sold to buyers 18 years or older.
Interested parties will have to be patient as stocks are completely depleted following media attention. Fret not. While you eagerly await your chance to place an order, you can contently sample tried and trusted CBD treats like chocolate and brownies. Heck, grab yourself a beer and start planting your own seeds. While the process to infuse the jelly beans with CBD is patent-pending, nothing is stopping you from making your own oil.