Buffalo shop creates CBD-infused wing sauce just in time for the Super Bowl
It’s a wing sauce infused with CBD (cannabidiol), a byproduct of cannabis.
“It’s just something fun, and with the Super Bowl coming up its seemed like the perfect time.”
The 8-ounce size is just right for “two pounds or 24 wings,” he said.
At that rate, each wing would contain no more than 10 miligrams of CBD, Schultz said.
CBD is a naturally-occurring compound extracted from the flowers and buds of the two forms of the cannabis plant — marijuana and hemp. It does not contain significant amounts of THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana.
“You don’t get high from CBD,” Schultz noted.
CBD is touted for its therapeutic properties, such as relieving inflammation, pain and anxiety.
Some of its health claims — such as preventing seizures — have more scientific evidence behind them than others (like inhibiting cancer.) CBD’s availability exploded in the past year or so, accelerated by the 2018 federal farm bill, which legalized the farming of hemp (but not marijuana).
While CBD is legal when sold in ointments or salves, and some dietary supplements, its presence in food or beverages is clouded in uncertainty and confusion.
S. Federal Drug Administration rulings as a guide.
In December, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that sets out procedures for the licensing of industrial hemp growers and extract manufacturers and establishes what are likely the nation’s strictest testing and labeling requirements.
That law did not clear up the status of CBD in food, so it remains illegal.
“A year ago they might not have worked with us on this,” he said.
“Now I think they might work with us to make sure it’s done the right way, ensuring safety and quality.”
Bison Botanics is located at 1100 Military Road in Kenmore.
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Don Cazentre writes for NYup.com, syracuse.
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