The healing power of plants—from cannabinoids CBD, CBG, and CBN, to mushrooms Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Shiitake, and Cordyceps— are the focal-point of the new Cookies CBD capsule line called Caps.
Caps marks Cookies’ first foray into the CBD industry. Founded in 2012 in the Bay Area of Northern California by the legendary duo of grower Jigga and rapper Berner, Cookies has grown its clout and cannabis brand to reach nearly every legal marketplace in the country. Today, Cookies stores can be found across California as well as in Denver, Oklahoma, Michigan, and even internationally, in Tel Aviv and Barcelona.
“Humans have used mushrooms as food and medicine for centuries, but more recently, there’s been wide spread stigma around mushrooms as medicine,” says a Cookies representative. “That’s why many who may be intrigued don’t know where to start or who to trust.”
Your initial question may be— do these contain psychedelic mushrooms? The answer is, not yet. Caps hopes to include psilocybin mushrooms, otherwise known as magic mushrooms, in its proprietary blends once they become legal and accessible to the wider marketplace. This hinges on legalization and decriminalization. California is inching closer than ever before to this reality with SB 519, a bill that would legalize psychedelic drugs like ketamine, MDMA, psilocybin, and LSD in the state.
“100%—that is our hope, anyway,” says a representative of the Cookies team. “Of course, it comes down to legislation, but we launched with CBD, are expanding into THC, and hope to create a psilocybin product when the time comes. Our team has been experimenting with plant medicine for years, and we see so much value in what mushrooms can do for consumer’s health and wellness, so it was only natural to go this route.”
Published: February 24, 2021
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