Ben & Jerry's said Thursday it's planning to release a CBD-infused ice cream as soon as it becomes legal to add cannabidiol to food and beverages.
The ice cream maker said it submitted a comment supporting the regulation change to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Congress - Sale - Products - Creams - Ointments
Congress legalized the sale of CBD-infused topical products, like creams and ointments, but the FDA for now prohibits ingestible products, citing health concerns.
Forget your midnight pint of "Half Baked" ice cream. Ben & Jerry's said Thursday it plans to release a new CBD-infused ice cream flavor, joining other major consumer brands eager to add the hemp-derived compound to food and beverages as soon as it becomes legal on the federal level.
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The Burlington, Vermont-based ice cream manufacturer said it submitted a comment supporting the legalization to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ahead of the federal agency's first public hearing Friday discussing the regulation of CBD-infused edibles with industry leaders.
"We're doing this for our fans," Ben & Jerry's CEO Matthew McCarthy said in a statement.