CBD Oreos might just be the next big thing

Published Dec 28, 2019 12:00 p.m. ET
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The makers of Oreo's may soon be adding CBD oil to make us even more happy with the already delicious product. Can you imagine saying an Oreo a day keeps the doctor away? Oh my, that does sound like heaven! The company is working on releasing cannabis-infused cookies and other snacks in the near future.

Mondelez International owns Oreo, Nutter Butter, and Chips Ahoy. They plan to add CBD to these yummy snacks, and many more exciting new products.

Benefits of CBD

CBD is a component found in the hemp plant. Unlike THC, CBD will not get you high and there are many other benefits come from CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) has been used in a therapeutic way to treat ailments such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Seizures
  • Sleep disorders
  • Inflammation

Trump signed a farm bill legalizing almost everything that contains CBD in an edible form. Although the Food and Drug Administration still isn’t saying whether or not CBD should be added to food or beverages. It is yet a grey area for the FDA, but with any luck, they will soon become more transparent and allow CBD in food and beverage products. This shift is expected to take place at some point over the next several months.

Companies are also a little concerned as many are considered to be family brands so adding CBD may have a small effect on the view from some parents. The fact is that Ores are not all going to be infused. There is sure to be a choice, and the fact that CBD helps with seizures sounds like a great way to medicate without feeling like you are taking a medicine.

The snacks should be on shelves very soon, but as far as the CBD Oreos are concerned, it will still be a bit of a wait. The maker of Oreo is just trying to be sure they are functioning within their legal limits. That way, there will not be any interruption once the first yummy Oreo is released.

CBD product facts

  1. CBD infused products are hot right now. You can purchase beverages and gummies and an array of other edibles, but the FDA is still on a standstill, meaning they are not regulated through the FDA.

  2. CBD is making head waves and grabbing the interest of many old and young, and it is not about getting high. It is about having some relief from everyday ailments.

  3. CBD is found in the hemp plant that can provide many benefits. The anti-inflammatory benefits have been known for many years, and it is not psychoactive, so you will not get high.

  4. The thought of a CBD infused flavoured Oreo cookies for pain, sleep, and anxiety sounds like a no brainer when it comes to medicating.

There are many companies just waiting for the green light from the FDA. Once they get the go-ahead, we are going to see many different companies offering CBD infused treats everywhere. So all you vegans hold on to your hats, there are lots of delicious treats coming your way as well.

In regards to the FDA, they have a standard they need to work by so taking their time does not necessarily mean it’s a no go with all that is happening on federal levels there is sure to be some regulations put into place, and we will all be able to enjoy a lovely CBD infused Oreo cookie and many other delectable treats!

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