CBD Easter Candies: Can It Give You a High?

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CBD (cannabidiol) can now be found in Jelly Beans candies from the manufacturer Jelly Belly.

The presence of the chemical in candies has caused a lot of scrutiny with the public questioning if it can cause a high. David Klein, founder of Jelly Belly, which started its operations in 1976, however, assured the public that the amount of CBD in the classic sweet is just the ‘perfect dosage’ for its size.

“We are putting 10 ml in each. If people want a small dose, they eat one. If they want 20 ml, they can eat two,” he said in an interview.

This amount is said to have no effect with media outlets further clarifying that it is THC, not CBD that can give a person a high.

CBD may also be negligible since the jelly beans’ dominant ingredients are dextrose or malitol–these chemicals are responsible for giving the beans its sweetness and flavors. When one tastes the beans, its 38 flavors like toasted marshmallow, piña colada, strawberry cheesecake, cinnamon, spicy liquorice, and mango will still be there. On the other hand, it may not have the ‘best taste’ that one is looking for in a candy.

This new product can be seen in Spectrum Confection’s Instagram page with a catchy caption, ‘I love me some candy with CBD.’

The CBD-infused jelly beans are still patent-pending but have already been well received by the public as its regular, sugar-free and sour version have been sold out.  Spectrum Confections has, however, made sure that only citizens who are 18 years old and above can purchase its CBD-infused jelly beans. The website also accepts direct transactions and may grant both bulk and smaller orders.

Klein has not announced any therapeutic claims of the CBD-infused jellies but this did not keep people from getting interested and wanting to try them. Some people claim it has helped them deal with chronic pain, anxiety among other discomforts.

CBD has also been infused in beer, coffee, gummies and soda, skin care, oils, and drops. The creation of the CBD-infused jelly beans proves that CBD has taken the public by storm.

In June, this year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a purified form of the drug to treat conditions anxiety, seizures, insomnia and even cancer among other illnesses.

In a study, CBD was found to significantly help people who suffer from Lennox-Gastaut reduce seizures. The chemical also lowered seizures of children with Dravet syndrome. The 2017 study found that CBD caused a significant drop of seizures from 12.4 to 5.9 in a month.

CBD is still classified as a Schedule 1 substance. It is legal but should be grown and derived according to a list of restrictions and rules, including that of not having large amounts of THC.

Klein did not respond to media queestions but left a statement in the Spectrum Confections website that could explain why he produced the new line of gourmet.

“Is anybody doing a jelly bean with CBD? “I could not find any,” he said. “I love candy. Not a day goes by where not only do I eat candy in some form, but I think about new candy ideas.”

It can also be remembered that Vegan eatery ByChloe also surprised the public by adding CBD-infused baked goods to its London and New York restaurants in October last year.