The CBD oil trend continues to capture the imaginations of food producers, and this time it’s ice-cream giants Ben & Jerry’s. In a statement released yesterday, Ben & Jerry’s confirmed it was keen to make a CBD-infused ice cream:
“You probably already know that we’re fans of all things groovy — think: Half Baked and Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies. So it’s no surprise that we can’t wait to get into the latest food trend: cannabidiol, or CBD. We are committed to bringing CBD-infused ice cream to your freezer as soon as it’s legalized at the federal level.”
Supporters of cannabidoil, a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, claim that the non-psychoactive ingredient provides a sense of well-being and tranquillity without the high given by the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Ben & Jerry’s would be sourcing the cannabidoil from Vermont where they are based.
With a public hearing scheduled to take place today regarding the legalities of CBD in food and beverages, Ben & Jerry’s are encouraging their fans to contact the FDA during the consultation window which is open until 2nd July 2019.