Jelly Belly creator releases cannabis-infused jelly beans
In this Oct. 12, 2011 photo, David Klein, a man who invented the Jelly Belly, poses for photos in Covina, Calif. Klein is the Willie Wonka of this small Los Angeles suburb, joyfully leading children and their parents past mounds of chewy, crunchy, sugary confections with names like Sandy Candy, Zombie Heart and Gummy Bacon. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The man who founded Jelly Belly has released cannabis-infused jelly beans.
Last month, David Klein, founder of Jelly Belly, first announced the new product line. The cannabidiol or CBD-infused candies will be available in 38 different flavours.
According to the company’s website, customers 18 years or older must send their own CBD along with a lab report to show their chemical is "compliant with laws in handling your product.".
The company will then tweak their original recipes to determine the correct amount of CBD in each bean.
Spectrum Confections states some vendors are already selling the beans for about US$2 each.
The Canadian government is set to roll out regulations for pot edibles no later than Oct. 17.
It’s not clear if and when the product will be available for purchase in Canada.