David Klein, the developer of the Jelly Belly brand of jelly beans, has launched a line of jelly beans infused with CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants.
Klein is joining the current gold rush of pioneers creating products that contain cannabis-derived compound cannabidiol, or CBD.
According to Janet Burns at Forbes,
“Klein told Cannabis Aficionado that after learning more about the perceived benefits of CBD, “I said to myself, ‘is anybody doing a jelly bean with CBD?’”
His resulting and latest venture is Spectrum Confections, which sells bags of CBD-containing beans in three varieties.
Each been reportedly contains 10mg of CBD, which Klein says makes it easy for customers to administer the right dose (and while it may be cost-ineffective to keep snacking, at least we know that eating too much CBD — unlike sugar or contaminants that show up in some products — isn’t an issue, health-wise).”
The company’s original, sugar-free, and sour beans are currently out of stock, but would-be customers can contact Spectrum Confections to inquire about ordering.
In response to numerous inquiries about CBD jelly beans, meanwhile, the Jelly Belly Candy Company has released the following statement to press:
Due to confusion in the marketplace, Jelly Belly Candy Company would like to take this opportunity to clear up the misconception that it is involved with CBD jelly beans. David Klein, the creator of the CBD jelly bean product gaining attention within the media this week, is not associated with Jelly Belly Candy Company, its brands, or products. In 1976, Mr. Klein, an independent third party, came up with the name ‘Jelly Belly’ and other novel marketing ideas. Jelly Belly Candy Company has not had a relationship with him since 1980.
While Jelly Belly does not publicly discuss research and development projects, it can state that it is not pursuing the development of any CBD products at this time, as such products would currently be illegal according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.