While THC-based foods and edibles present all sorts of challenges (mostly of health and legal nature), CBD (cannabidiol), which has no psychotropic effects, appears set to become the next miracle ingredient, according to many in the food industry.
Opiates killed 47,600 people in 2017 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). That year, the epidemic was declared a “public health emergency” by President Donald Trump.
Marijuana, legal in 34 US states and in Washington for therapeutic use, is also legal for recreational use in ten of these states, as well as in the American capital Washington, DC (and, starting next January, in the state of Illinois as well).
Cannabis and its derivatives are big business in the US. In the state of Colorado, for example (the first US state to legalize marijuana for recreational use), a small company by the name of West Coast Venture Group