Mondelez explores CBD-infused snacks
Mondelez's CEO Dirk Van de Put was interviewed Wednesday on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," and said that Mondelez is thinking about adding CBD-infused snacks to its line of products. Currently, the line of products includes Chips Ahoy cookies, Cadbury chocolate, Nilla Wafers, and Nutter Butter cookies, as well as OREO cookies.
Although there would not be CBD-infused Oreos, CBD could be added to other products, or new product lines could be created by Mondelez.
CBD-infused food and drinks are now becoming popular, but Mondelez has yet to throw its hat into the ring; meanwhile, federal health officials are still considering new rules regulating the industry.
After President Trump legalized most CBD products in December when he signed the farm bill into law, retailers like Walgreens and CVS have started selling lotions and creams containing CBD—albeit in limited amounts.
CBD has a reputation for health benefits, like easing pain and helping to manage anxiety, and professional chefs have said that CBD- and cannabis-infused food will be the top food trend of 2019.
Source: CNBC, 5/3/19, "Cannabis fans may get wish as Oreo-maker Mondelez eyes CBD-infused snacks"