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CBD coming to a cookie jar near you: report

Could CBD be coming to a cookie jar near you? CHIPS AHOY
Could CBD be coming to a cookie jar near you? - CHIPS AHOY

Could CBD — the cannabis-based miracle elixir — be coming to a cookie jar near you?

According to the New York Daily News , Mondelez International — which own brands like Chips Ahoy, Oreo, and Cadbury chocolate — is considering adding the chemical found in hemp and marijuana to some products.

But Mondelez CEO Dirk Van de Put told CNBC not expect a little extra in your Oreo just yet.

“Yes, we’re getting ready, but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and play it the right way,” Van de Put said, adding that CBD may go against the company’s wholesome image.

However, CBD doesn’t make one high and is different than the buzz-inducing THC.

CBD has been hailed in a wide array of research, including helping children who suffer seizures that can’t be fixed by other medicine. Anxiety and insomnia can also be helped, some research suggests.

The chemical has been trendy in recent years, being added to everything from gummies to chocolates.

U.S. President Donald Trump legalized most products containing CBD in December, but the FDA still prohibits adding it to food or drinks.

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