Nano technology turns therapeutic cannabinoid  into water-soluble crystals. Non-psychoactive beverage is packaged in sexy, single-serving containers. You can legally buy and drink Mary Jane Java worldwide. 

BY ED MURRIETA 

A new kind of cold-brewed cannabis-infused coffee is riding a wave that’s cresting beyond medical and recreational marijuana markets using hemp-derived CBD and cutting-edge technologies.

Mary Jane Java won’t get you any higher than a cup of Folgers.

But it might mellow out your caffeine jitters and an array of other ailments — legally around the world as it contains no THC and only CBD, the non-psychoactive botanical component in cannabis and hemp plants that induces mind-and-body relaxation, not trippy head highs.

You don’t need a doctor’s recommendation to drink Mary Jane Java, nor do you need to live in a recreational cannabis state to buy Mary Jane Java.

Mary Jane Java joins a host of easy-to-obtain CBD-infused food products, or edibles, sold online whose appearance and flavor resemble higher-octane THC-infused counterpart products sold in medical marijuana dispensaries and retail cannabis shops  — brownies, gummy candies, chocolates, popcorn and other snacks without intoxicating ingredients any stronger than sugar and caffeine.

Other CBD products, including sprays, lotion and hemp vapor oil, are sold online by major retailers like Walmart and Overstock.com.

The CBD, or cannabidiol, in Mary Jane Java is derived from hemp, the common name for a member of the cannabis sativa plant family. Unlike its notorious botanical brother cannabis,  which goes by names like marijuana, pot, weed, and reefer,  hemp  does not induce euphoria, the munchies or paramilitary-style legal crackdowns.

CBD numbers among  80-plus cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis. CBD, delivers anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic and anti-convulsive benefits.  CBD reduces negative reactions to THC, the primary psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis.

Unlike other ready-to-drink cold-brewed coffee-and-cannabis  beverages in the medical cannabis marketplace that are packaged in stubby brown beer bottles or  generic clinical vessels known in the bottle industry as “medicine bottles,”  Mary Jane Java comes in a sexy, single-serving plastic container molded to resemble a small goblet-style coffee cup.

Each 6.3-ounce unit contains 5 mg of CBD and no trace of THC.

Mary Jane Java is made and marketed by Napa County-based One 87, a wine and cocktail producer that holds exclusive North American right to its unique packaging technology.

The coffee is grown by family farmers in remote villages of Sumatra’s Takengon highlands. The coffee is roasted and cold-brewed in San Francisco. The hemp from which CBD is derived is imported so as not to violate U.S. law prohibiting industrial hemp production.

The science behind the cold-brew CBD coffee carries distinct technology notes: Nano-emulsification, also known as nano-amplification, is a process that produces a chemical isolate from the cannabinoids and fatty acids found in hemp (and cannabis) and creates an all-natural, water-soluble CBD compound with increased bio-availability.

Mary Jane Java just started showing up in medical cannabis dispensaries. But you don’t have to be a California medical cannabis patient or even live in California to purchase Mary Jane Java. Like other products containing hemp CBD, it’s legally sold online. Mary Jane Java ships in the United States and internationally.  You may buy a case on sale for $144.

Mary Jane Java’s parent company also released CBD-infused grape juice and says it’s working on a CBD-infused wine.

I’m waiting on my review samples of Mary Jane Java to arrive from one of my editors.

Meanwhile, the CEO of a Davis company producing a CBD-infused product line of capsules, sprays, lotion,  sleep aids  and syrups responded to my recent how-you-doing query:

“We are currently in communication with Walmart, Overstock.com, Rite Aid, and a few others who are about to, or already have, pulled the trigger on CBD online.  The big drug chains are feeling out CBD online, and beginning to add shelf space to their planogram for 2018.”