Ben & Jerry Promise To Debut CBD-Infused Ice Cream "As Soon As It's Legalized"

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Ben & Jerry's are hoping on the CBD wave.

In an episode of Over/Under, Freddie Gibbs was asked how he felt about weed-infused ice cream. "Ain't no tellin' what could mothafuckin' happen, you know what I mean? You might have a bad trip. I mean, you might have the shits. And don't nobody want the shits," he passionately argued.

However, not everyone feels the same way. Ben & Jerry's are plotting on the release of CBD-infused ice cream but, unfortunately, they're going to have to wait until the government gives them a green light.

CBD-infused products are currently the wave right now. Even Kim Kardashian held a cannabidiol-themed baby shower for Psalm West. Ben & Jerry's announced that they're still on pace to launching a CBD-infused flavor with plans to release it "as soon as it's legalized."

“We’re doing this for our fans,” Ben & Jerry’s CEO Matthew McCarthy said in a press release. “We’ve listened and brought them everything from Non-Dairy indulgences to on-the-go portions with our Pint Slices. We aspire to love our fans more than they love us and we want to give them what they’re looking for in a fun, Ben & Jerry’s way.”

The announcement arrived ahead of the FDA’s first public summit on CBD where they'll hear arguments on the pros and cons on the legalization of cannabidiol. “They’ve set a public hearing on the legalization of CBD-infused foods and beverages for May 31st, and we’ve submitted a comment to them in support of legalization,” the company said.

Ben & Jerry's made a vow to only use sustainably-sourced CBD from Vermont. 


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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise &amp; Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.
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