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Marijuana edible enthusiasts rejoice: the creator of the Jelly Belly jelly bean has launched a line of sweets infused with the cannabis-derived compound cannabidiol.
Candy inventor David Klein has concocted CBD-infused jelly beans in 38 flavors ranging from toasted marshmallow to piña colada. Each bean contains 10 mg of CBD and can be ordered online.
Since creating Jelly Belly jelly beans in 1976, Cannabis Aficionado reported Klein has continued to make candy despite selling the iconic brand in 1980. Klein told the publication he looked into CBD jelly beans after learning about its perceived benefits, finding a gap in a market that includes cannabis-infused gummies and chocolate.
His company, Spectrum Confections, sells CBD jelly beans in bulk. They come in three varieties: original, sugar-free and sour. Other flavors include cinnamon, spicy licorice, strawberry cheesecake and mango.
A patent is pending for the recipe, Cannabis Aficionado reported. The confectioner sands the jelly beans with sugar — dextrose or Maltitol — to mask the CBD flavor.
Company representatives discuss pricing after customers set up an account, according to the company’s website, and a minimum 8,000 pieces must be ordered. Consumers also need to send CBD for their beans and provide the lab report, the website states.
The jelly beans are currently out of stock, but customers can fill out a contact form on the website.
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