Not the only company cashing in on the cannabis buzz. Last month, American fast-food giant Carl’s Jr. released a CBD-infused burger
Oreo-maker Mondelez International, the company that also produces Chips Ahoy cookies, and Cadbury chocolate, is mulling the addition of CBD-infused cookies and other snacks to its roster.
The Illinois-based company is opting to wait until CBD and food-related legislation is more clear before taking the plunge into infused edibles. “The space is not clear,” CEO Dirk Van de Put told CSNBC. “It’s a bit clearer in non-food products. In food products, I’m hoping that the FDA will bring some clarity in the coming months.”
“Yes, we’re getting ready, but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and play it the right way.”
Despite the fact that CBD is non-intoxicating, Van de Put is hesitant to combine the cannabis-derived compound with existing classics.
“Our current range of brands are family-oriented and we don’t currently intend to bring any cannabis or CBD products under these brands,” a Mondelez spokesperson confirmed in a statement to Fox News. “CBD-infused products are a rapidly evolving consumer space and we are studying this space and watching the regulatory environment.”
Mondelez isn’t the only company cashing in on the cannabis buzz. American fast-food giant Carl’s Jr. released a CBD-infused burger on April 20 this year.