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Ben & Jerry's CBD-infused ice cream could be coming soon

Posted at 7:00 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 22:01:21-04

(KABC) — Ben & Jerry's says a CBD-infused ice cream could be coming soon if the FDA allows CBD to be added to food and beverages.

The FDA currently prohibits adding cannabidiol to food and beverages.

"We are open to bringing CBD-infused ice cream to your freezer as soon as it's legalized at the federal level," the company said in a press release.

CBD is sold legally in other forms, but unlike marijuana products, it does not cause people to get high. It comes from the cannabis plant hemp.

Ben & Jerry's has submitted a comment in support of legalization. The public comment period for the FDA runs through July 2, 2019. Comments can be made online.

Ben & Jerry's wants to use sustainably-sourced CBD from its home state of Vermont.