As cannabidiol (CBD) becomes more mainstream, the ingredient has become ubiquitous, popping up in everything from cosmetics to beverages to pet products.
CBD is a non-psychoactive natural compound found in the marijuana plant, which does not cause the mood-altering effects associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
This year alone, brand names and retail stores have embraced the ingredient for its purported effects, which include stress- and pain-relief, as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
These are some of the latest and most-anticipated CBD and cannabis launches this year.
Those with a sweet tooth looking for the effects of CBD don’t have to look far, as the creator of Jelly Belly, David Klein, has come up with a product that will satisfy both needs.
Klein recently launched a new line of CBD-infused jelly beans, available in 38 flavours.
The beans, which each contain 10ml of CBD, come in flavours such as toasted marshmallow, cinnamon, and mango, and are available in sour, original, and sugar-free versions.
According to Klein, who is selling the jelly beans through his company Spectrum Confections, he was unable to find jelly beans infused with CBD so he took it upon himself to make them.
Unfortunately, the beans are quite expensive – retailing for £461 ($600) for 800 pieces.
CBD products for pets
Culinary expert Martha Stewart has also joined in on the cannabidiol action with her own line of CBD products – marketed towards pets.
To create the line of CBD health products, Stewart has teamed up with Canopy Growth, one of the world’s largest marijuana producers.