Common Ground Food Co-Op now selling CBD cookies and products

Common Ground Food Co-Operative is selling unusual cookies that customers claim have some health benefits. (WCCU)

Common Ground Food Co-Operative is selling unusual cookies that customers claim have some health benefits.

“It kind of started off as a joke between myself and the other baker,” head baker, Shelby Taylor said. “We actually just put them out on 4/20 and we were like we'll see what happens.”

After the trial run turned out to be a success, the store is now selling mint-chip cookies with CBD oil for $4.20 each.

“We sold 36 the first day in about 2 hours then we baked off the rest about 200 and they were all gone,” Taylor said.

The cannabidoil grown from the hemp plant without any psychoactive effects, is organically farmed in Green Mountain CBD in Vermont.

"We hear from customers and employees who use [CBD] that it reduces their anxiety, helps them sleep, lots of insomnia relief has been reported and mood management as well,” marketing and promotions coordinator, Sam Ihm said.

Under state law the food co-op can sell the CBD cookies as long as the substance has a very low concentration of THC.

"All the products that we sell come from plants with a very low concentration of THC specifically less than 0.3 percent,” Ihm said.

However the cookies are not the only store sold products with the compound. Common Ground also sells salves, capsules and pet products all infused with CBD.

"We're always trying to do things that support the wellness and the well-being of our community especially things that our customers reach out to us about,” Ihm said. “So we had a lot of customer inquiries about CBD when it started becoming known that it could be sold and people started seeing it being sold places, but nowhere around here.”

Common Ground started carrying CBD products in summer 2017, after an overwhelming number of customers reached out and expressed interest.

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