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Even Willie Nelson’s new coffee brand isn’t legal in every state

Willie’s Reserve, a strain of marijuana launched by Texas legend and famed marijuana acolyte Willie Nelson, isn’t available legally in Texas. And fans of cannabidiol (CBD), which recently became legalized in Texas in very specific cases dealing with epilepsy, might have to wait a while to eventually get their hands on Nelson’s new Willie’s Remedy line of coffee.

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According to a Monday news release cited in the Dallas Morning News’ Guide Live, Willie’s Remedy coffee will debut in Colorado in September. The CBD-infused whole bean coffee includes CBD sourced from “organically grown, American hemp.” There will be 5 milligrams of CBD per every 8 ounces of coffee. 

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Willie’s Remedy will also include other CBD products. CBD does not produce a high and has been praised for its health effects, but, like the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana, it remains illegal under federal law. According to an American-Statesman report earlier this year, “Some CBD sales are allowed in Texas under the state’s medical cannabis law, called the Compassionate Use Act. But the law is highly restrictive, and only three dispensaries have been licensed under it to sell CBD in Texas, and only patients suffering from a rare form of epilepsy and under a doctor’s direction are allowed to buy it.” 

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"It's two of my favorites, together in the perfect combination," Nelson said in a news release. "Like coffee, cannabis is a plant that works for me."

Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said CBD was illegal in Texas and did not clearly explain that some CBD sales are legal in Texas under very specific circumstances. 

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