New Age Beverages has launched a range of Cannabidiol (CBD) infused Marley-branded drinks in some US states where recreational marijuana use is allowed.

Packaged in cans featuring a gold lion, the three drinks were introduced at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco and will be available in stores in the spring in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Michigan.

The drinks are infused with 25 mg of CBD, a non-psychoactive compound extracted from cannabis, which does not produce a high but can be used to relieve pain and anxiety. The three flavours are herbal honey, lemon raspberry and peach raspberry.

The launch comes as research from the National Restaurant Association published findings indicating CBD was among the ‘hottest’ overall culinary trends of 2019.

The Association’s 2019 What’s Hot Culinary survey found 77% of respondents identified cannabis/CBD- infused drinks as the number one trend and 76% of them said cannabis/CBD-infused food as the second most popular trend.

Earlier this month Elev8 started manufacturing ready-to drink CBD iced tea and CBD iced coffee.