Country music star Willie Nelson has launched a hemp-infused coffee called “Willie’s Remedy.” The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and long-time marijuana advocate announced the new product on Monday.
Each eight-ounce cup of Willie's Remedy coffee contains seven milligrams of certified organic, Colorado-grown, hemp-derived CBD. The coffee is sold with brewing instructions for maximum benefits.
“Hemp production in America was stifled for so long, but it could now make all the difference for small independent farmers,” says Nelson. “Hemp isn’t just good for our farmers and our economy, it’s good for our soil, our environment—and our health.”
The full-spectrum product does not have psychotropic properties and instead promises “a natural lift, a perfect harmony of focus from the caffeine plus calm from the cannabis.”
“It’s not about getting high, but it’s still all about Willie and the benefits we believe cannabis has to offer,” Nelson’s wife, Annie, says in a press release. “Willie and I are proud to offer quality, American-sourced hemp wellness options for people of his generation, our kids’ generation, and everyone in between.”
The product is being sold online for $36 per half-pound bag and is available in all 50 states. It is made with three coffee bean varieties sourced from smallholder farms in Colombia and boasts cherry and cocoa notes.
Willie’s Remedy is the first product to be released in Nelson’s hemp-inspired product line; additional products, including vaporizable hemp oils and topicals, are set to be rolled out later this year. Nelson has also been selling edibles and accessories as part of his marijuana brand, Willie’s Reserve, since 2015. Annie Nelson calls Willie’s Remedy a “purposeful departure” from Willie’s Reserve.
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 removed hemp – defined as cannabis containing less than .03 percent psychotropic THC – from the Controlled Substances Act. The FDA nevertheless maintains the authority to regulate products derived from or containing cannabis.
Psychotropic cannabis has been legalized in 10 states for recreational use and in 33 states for medical use.
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