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Jelly Belly Founder Debuts 38 Flavors of New CBD-Infused Jelly Beans

Jelly Belly creator David Klein has announced a new lineup of CBD-infused jelly beans.

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(TMU) — Jelly Belly took the world by storm in 1976 with its lineup of colorful jelly beans, which used natural ingredients to offer intense, gourmet-quality flavors such as strawberry daiquiri, coffee, French vanilla, pink lemonade, and even buttered popcorn.

And now, Jelly Belly creator David Klein is hoping to replicate his 45 years of success in the confectionery market with a new lineup of cannabis-infused jelly beans that include the marijuana extract cannabidiol oil–or CBD oil.

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The 38 flavors Klein has already created–which include toasted marshmallow, piña colada, strawberry cheesecake, cinnamon, mango, and spicy licorice–are in a whole new ballpark when compared to the greasy and often chalky-tasting gelatin-based medicated sweets sold over the years at dispensaries, largely due to the Jelly Belly’s decades of work in the candy business.

Speaking to Cannabis Aficionado, the Los Angeles-based candy inventor explained that the idea of infusing his tiny jelly beans with the medicinal properties of cannabis is simply an idea whose time has come–and his gourmet candies are the perfect medium for CBD doses.

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Klein explained:

“The jelly bean is perfect for the proper dosage [of CBD]… we are putting 10 ml in each [bean]. If people want a small dose, they eat one. If they want 20 ml, they can eat two… They can decide what their proper dosage is.”

It should come as no surprise that his company, Spectrum Confections, has already sold out the first batch of CBD-infused jelly beans. A quick glance at the company’s online storefront shows that all of their products have completely sold out.

But the company plans on offering a wide range of flavors and varieties for all types of consumers, including sugar-free jelly beans and sweet and sour varieties. Their patent-pending recipe even includes fruit juice.

Sounding like a real-life Willy Wonka, Klein noted that “our mango tastes more like mango than mango does.

For the time being, however, the candies will only focus on containing CBD–jelly beans containing tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, are not yet in the works.

CBD oil is a non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid found in cannabis plants. CBD has been shown to aid users in treating a range of problems including but not limited to anxiety, arthritis, chronic pain, depression, and other medical or health disorders, and has been used with increasingly frequency to relieve the pain associated with cancer and cancer treatment, as well as in the direct treatment of cancer itself.

The Creator of Jelly Belly Launches CBD Jelly Bean

Now you can get some CBD jelly in your belly. 🌈

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And while Klein is circumspect about making any claims as to the medicinal or health qualities of his CBD jelly beans, he is sure his latest candies are ones “that will help the world.”

Klein explained that as a longtime veteran of the confectionary industry, he is amazed at how he is now making a cannabis-infused version of the very same candy that the 40th president of the United States, and “war on drugs” initiator, Ronald Reagan famously fell in love with.

But for the candy creator, this is simply a belated sign of the passing of the prohibition era.

Klein remarked:

“About two years from now, everybody is going to laugh at how long it took to get there.”

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Biden to Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Citing Health Impact on Youth and Black People

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The Biden administration is reportedly planning to propose an immediate ban on menthol cigarettes, a product that has long been targeted by anti-smoking advocates and critics who claim that the tobacco industry has aggressively marketed to Black people in the U.S.

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that the administration could announce a ban on menthol and other flavored cigarettes as soon as this week.

Roughly 85 percent of Black smokers use such menthol brands as Newport and Kool, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Research has also found that menthol cigarettes are easier to become addicted to and harder to quit than unflavored tobacco products, along with other small cigars popular with young people and African Americans.

Civil rights advocates claim that the decision should be greeted by Black communities and people of color who have been marketed to by what they describe as the predatory tobacco industry.

Black smokers generally smoke far less than white smokers, but suffer a disproportionate amount of deaths due to tobacco-linked diseases like heart attack, stroke, and other causes.

Anti-smoking advocates like Matthew L. Myers, president of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, also greeted the move to cut out products that appeal to children and young adults.

“Menthol cigarettes are the No. 1 cause of youth smoking in the United States,” he said. “Eliminating menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars used by so many kids will do more in the long run to reduce tobacco-related disease than any action the federal government has ever taken.”

However, groups including the American Civil Liberties Group (ACLU) has opposed the move, citing the likelihood that such an action could lead to criminal penalties arising from the enforcement of a ban hitting communities of color hardest.

In a letter to administration officials, the ACLU and other groups including the Drug Policy Alliance said that while the ban is “no doubt well-intentioned” it would also have “serious racial justice implications.”

“Such a ban will trigger criminal penalties, which will disproportionately impact people of color, as well as prioritize criminalization over public health and harm reduction,” the letter explained. “A ban will also lead to unconstitutional policing and other negative interactions with local law enforcement.”

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Pollution Is Making Human Penises Shrink and Causing a Collapse of Fertility, Scientists Say

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With many still scoffing at the idea of rampant pollution posing a threat to humanity, a new study could drastically change the conversation: the chemicals across our environment could be the cause of shrinking human penises.

According to a new book by Dr. Shanna H. Swan, conditions in the modern world are quickly altering the reproductive development of humans and posing a threat to our future as a species.

The argument is laid out in her new book Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race.

The book discusses how pollution is not only leading to skyrocketing erectile dysfunction rates and fertility decline, but also an expansion in the number of babies born with small penises.

While it may seem like good fodder for jokes, the research could portend a grim future for humanity’s ability to survive.

Swan co-authored a study in 2017 that found sperm counts had precipitously fallen in Western countries by 59 percent between 1973 and 2011. In her latest book, Swan blames chemicals for this crisis in the making.

“Chemicals in our environment and unhealthy lifestyle practices in our modern world are disrupting our hormonal balance, causing various degrees of reproductive havoc,” she wrote in the new book.

“In some parts of the world, the average twentysomething woman today is less fertile than her grandmother was at 35,” she also wrote, noting that men could have only half the sperm count of their grandfathers.

Swan blames the disruption on phthalates, the chemicals used in plastic manufacturing that also have an impact on how the crucial hormone endocrine is produced

However, experts note that the proper implementation of pollution reduction measures could help humanity prevent the collapse of human fertility.

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Visualizing The World’s Deadliest Pandemics By Population Impact

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Humanity has been battling against disease for centuries.

And while most contagious outbreaks have never reached full-blown pandemic status, Visual Capitalist’s Carmen Ang notes that there have been several times throughout history when a disease has caused mass devastation.

Here’s a look at the world’s deadliest pandemics to date, viewed from the lens of the impact they had on the global population at the time.

Editor’s note: The above graphic was created in response to a popular request from users after viewing our popular history of pandemics infographic initially released a year ago.

Death Toll, by Percent of Population

In the mid-1300s, a plague known as the Black Death claimed the lives of roughly 200 million people – more than 50% of the global population at that time.

Here’s how the death toll by population stacks up for other significant pandemics, including COVID-19 so far.

The specific cause of the Black Death is still up for debate. Many experts claim the 14th-century pandemic was caused by a bubonic plague, meaning there was no human-to-human transmission, while others argue it was possibly pneumonic.

Interestingly, the plague still exists today – however, it’s significantly less deadly, thanks to modern antibiotics.

History Repeats, But at Least We Keep Learning

While we clearly haven’t eradicated infection diseases from our lives entirely, we’ve at least come a long way in our understanding of what causes illness in the first place.

In ancient times, people believed gods and spirits caused diseases and widespread destruction. But by the 19th century, a scientist named Louis Pasteur (based on findings by Robert Koch) discovered germ theory – the idea that small organisms caused disease.

What will we discover next, and how will it impact our response to disease in the future?

Like this? Check out the full-length article The History of Pandemics

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