Although federal CBD regulations remain in limbo, some retailers are pushing forward to capitalize on consumer interest in the ingredient. This month CBD retail chain American Shaman opened its first ‘store-within-a-store’ concept inside of Kansas City, Mo.-based grocery store Price Chopper.
The economic fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic represents an “extinction event” for many brands in the emerging CBD space, according to a new report on the state of the U.S. CBD market from Chicago-based intelligence firm Brightfield Group.
Beyond THC and CBD, some studies suggest that other cannabinoids -- such as CBG (cannabigerol) and CBN (cannabinol) -- offers a range of other functional benefits, including antibacterial and antispasmodic effects.
Mood33, to date one of the pioneers of THC-infused beverages, is expanding its offering to include a line of herbal teas in 12 oz. bottles infused with 33 mg of hemp extract from Evo Hemp.
First Beverage Group is getting into the CBD business with today’s announcement of its investment in Mad Tasty, a line of infused sparkling waters backed by Interscope Records recording artist Ryan Tedder, lead singer of the group One Republic.
Upstart CBD brand Ojai Energetics has added two beverage industry veterans to its management team, with former Coke executive Tom Hicks coming on as COO and Jim Tonkin joining the company’s advisory board.
Despite lingering concerns about regulations, the wave of beverage innovation surrounding CBD showed no signs of slowing down this month. In this gallery, we took a look at new hemp-infused products from established cannabis companies like Cannabiniers and Mirth Provisions, startups such as Mad Tasty and Feelz, and new innovations from brands such as Kickback and Sweet Reason.