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The Booming Business of Cannabis Infused Food and Drinks

Cannabis infused food and drinks are two of the top dining trends in 2019!  Let’s be clear, we are talking about CBD which does not cause you to get “high”, we are not talking about cannabis-infused foods that contain psychoactive ingredients (THC) from the cannabis plant.  CBD offers lots of health benefits and it is being infused into everything you eat and drink from doughnuts to coffee and health drinks.

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In fact, the National Restaurant Association took a poll of 650 professional chefs regarding food and drink trends for 2019.  The results showed that 77% of them said CBD drinks are the Number 1 trend for 2019 and CBD foods is Number 2!

CBD which comes from the hemp plant is legal throughout the United States.  Taking CBD can help with insomnia, pain, seizures, and anxiety.  Another benefit of taking CBD is that it can make you feel relaxed.  CBD also comes from the marijuana plant and is still illegal at the federal level, no matter whether marijuana is legal in certain states or not.  CBD is short for cannabinoidol which is one of the many compounds in both hemp and marijuana plants.

It is predicted that by the year 2021, the CBD industry could reach $3 billion and could eventually grow to more than $200 billion a year in the United States.  A farm bill that legalized U.S. grown hemp could skyrocket the CBD industry in the coming years.

Some of the huge companies that are banking on the CBD drink business includes Coke and Molson Coors.   They are looking to create non-alcoholic CBD infused health drinks which can be sold to anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle.

CBD is big business and it is taking the food and beverage industry by storm.  You can find CBD infused beverages such as coffee, tea, and wines in health food stores and online.  You can also buy CBD infused foods such as candy, nuts, and baked goods online.  The list of Restaurants across the country now offering CBD infused menu items is growing every day.  Next big trend will be THC infused drinks and foods!  Stay tuned!

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