Willie Nelson is launching a CBD-infused coffee this fall. CBD, a derivative of hemp, is lauded for its health benefits.

Willie Nelson is launching a CBD-infused coffee this fall. CBD, a derivative of hemp, is lauded for its health benefits.

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Country music legend Willie Nelson got into the cannabis business in 2015 with a proprietary strain of marijuana. Last year, Texas' favorite stoner expanded his brand to include several CBD products, and now folks in the Lone Star State can get a taste. 

Nelson made waves when he announced Willie's Remedy, a line that includes several items rich in cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is a derivative of hemp, and unlike the tetrahydrocannabinol compound found in marijuana, it won't get it you high. CBD has, however, been lauded for its health benefits.

Willie's Remedy debuted with a CBD-infused coffee, which was first made available in Colorado in September. On Monday, Nelson's camp announced a nationwide release. According to a statement, the Colombian whole-bean blend includes CBD sourced from organically grown, American hemp. Drinkers get 7 milligrams of CBD in each 8-ounce cup of coffee.

"It's two of my favorites, together in the perfect combination," said Nelson in a statement. "Like coffee, cannabis is a plant that works for me."

Willie's Remedy will launch a CBD-infused coffee in Colorado this fall.

Willie's Remedy will launch a CBD-infused coffee in Colorado this fall.

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Willie's Remedy is a counterpart to Willie's Reserve, a strain of marijuana the singer launched in 2015. Both are owned by GCH, Inc., a Nelson-founded company that also recently partnered with New Belgium Brewing Co. to promote a beer called The Hemporer, which is made with hemp hearts. (P.S. It smells just like weed.) $1 from every beer sold supports the Hemp 4 Victory campaign, which aims to reform regulation to include industrial hemp as a leading agricultural crop and dismantle the taboo surrounding it. 

Nelson's wife, Annie D'Angelo, also has a proprietary line of THC edibles, including chocolates and lozenges.

You won't find any Willie's Reserve buds in Texas, but the CBD coffee is now available to order online for $36 a bag. CBD was only legalized here for medicinal use for epilepsy patients in 2015, but recently Congress passed a $867 billion farm bill which, among other things, legalized hemp. Several businesses had already begun selling brownies and other "edibles" made with hemp oil. Hemp wine debuted in 2018, too, though it uses oil made from the hemp plant's seed rather than the stalk, where CBD is usually extracted. 

Willie's Reserve is currently developing other CBD products, including confections, topicals and vaporized hemp oils.

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