I don't intend and I don't want kids to eat it," said Tony Van Pelt, president of one manufacturer, Chronic Candy.
"There are 78 million pot smokers out there (in the United States) ...
That's who I'm going after."
Van Pelt said he is considering legal action because a product with legal ingredients is being declared off-limits in Chicago.
"Chronic Ice is going to be all over the place at Spring Gathering-we'll be on stage with the stars and in the hands of participants when they come in and when they leave," said Tony Van Pelt, founder of Chronic Ice and ChronicCandy.com.
The hemp beverage will be given away as samples and available for purchase at the festival.
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