David Klein, a confectioner often credited with creating the popular Jelly Belly candy, has launched a line of jelly beans infused with CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants.
Klein announced the new CBD candy on Instagram. His company, Spectrum Confections, sells CBD beans in 38 flavors, along with a set of 7 sugar-free jelly beans. Each bean contains 10mg of CBD. Spectrum has coated the beans with dextrose suger or Malitol to disguise the CBD flavor, which some people don’t like.
In 1976, Klein invented the Jelly Belly, a candy that became so beloved by President Reagan that he kept jars of them at Presidential meetings and sent them on a 1983 Challenger space-shuttle fight. Unlike other jelly beans, Jelly Belly—named after the blues musician Lead Belly—infused flavor into the insides of the candy as well as its