Ben & Jerry's plans a CBD-infused ice cream, pending FDA approval

Ben & Jerry’s Plans a CBD-Infused Ice Cream

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On Thursday, Ben & Jerry’s announced that they are planning to release an as yet unnamed CBD-infused ice cream. But, put your spoons down because that isn’t going to happen until the FDA approves national regulations allowing for CBD-infused food products.

The US Congress has already legalized CBD-infused topical products like creams and ointments but it’s the Food and Drug Administration that will approve or deny food companies’ use of cannabidiol. The FDA held its first public hearing on Friday. No word yet on what they may decide.

Businesses seeking clarity on FDA regulations are hoping to enter a cannabidiol market forecast to reach $2.1 billion by 2020. The CEO of Oreo-maker Mondelez, Dirk Van de Put, told CNBC earlier this month that the company is considering adding CBD products to its line-up. […]

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