Ben & Jerry’s will make a CBD-infused ice cream as soon as it’s legalised

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Ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry’s has recently announced plans to create CBD-infused ice cream.

In a statement released this Thursday, the company said:

“We are committed to bringing CBD-infused ice cream to your freezer as soon as it’s legalized at the federal level.”

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As it stands, it is not currently legal to add CBD to food and beverages, however, the FDA is holding its first meeting about its potential legalization this Friday.

This is what CBD-infused Ben & Jerry's could look like. Credit: Ben & Jerry’s

Needless to say, Ben & Jerry’s is one of the companies who have spoken out in favor of CBD.

While CBD is made from cannabis, it does not have the ability to get people high in the same way that marijuana does. Instead, its effects include the alleviation of anxiety and stress, enhanced appetite and drowsiness, Tuck reports.

“You probably already know that we’re fans of all things groovy – think: Half Baked and Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies,” Ben & Jerry’s statement reads. “So it’s no surprise that we can’t wait to get into the latest food trend.”

This is not the first time that the company has lent its support to the legalization of marijuana.

This is what Ben & Jerry's CBD-infused ice cream could look like. Credit: Ben & Jerry’s

Back in April 2018, Ben & Jerry’s teamed up with marijuana dispensary Caliva to distribute free ice cream in California. As a result, 4.2% of all of Caliva’s sales went toward Code for America’s Clear My Record Program, which aims to give legal aid to those arrested for the possession of the substance.

Ben & Jerry’s marketing manager Justin Gural said in a statement:

“Knowing that Caliva is challenging the status quo of bogarting human rights of non-violent offenders – and providing these communities a second chance – is exactly the 420 effort we want to support.” 

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