A New Pizza Made with Hemp Oil Debuts Today at Fornino in Brooklyn

Chef Michael Ayoub teamed up with Jenny Argie of Jenny's Baked at Home to create a pie with "healing effects."

Breast cancer survivor Jenny Argie started baking hemp oil-infused foods to offset the side effects of chemotherapy.

Jenny's Baked at Home / Facebook

Fornino in Brooklyn is a new haven for hemp fans, thanks to a pizza made with hemp oil that debuted on the menu today.

To develop the New York CBD/Hemp Pizza, Fornino, Michael Ayoub’s popular pizzeria company with three locations around Brooklyn, teamed up with Jenny Argie of Brooklyn-based Jenny’s Baked at Home, which sells products ranging from baking mixes for cookies, brownies and cupcakes to pain creams, balms and salves. All of Jenny’s products are made with full-spectrum hemp oil extracted from locally grown, pesticide-free hemp.

Related: Kazoopy’s Pizza gives away pies with a hemp-based crust

In a press release, Fornino and Jenny’s said the new pizza has healing effects. “CBD/Hemp has been said to help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters, and has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression in both human and animal studies,” the release states. “Some studies suggest that full-spectrum hemp may be an effective treatment for diabetes, substance abuse, mental disorders and certain types of cancers.”

Jenny’s CBD-infused olive oil is baked into the pizza crust and drizzled on top of the pie. Ayoub also added hemp seed into the dough, “giving the already well-crafted Fornino pizza an added wellness kick,” according to the press release.

Fornino introduced the new menu item (below) today at its Williamsburg location. Ayoub and Argie spoke at the restaurant at noon and described the healing effects of CBD/hemp.

Argie is a breast cancer survivor who discovered the health benefits of hemp oil while undergoing cancer treatment. “I started thinking about cannabis as an alternative method to treating the side effects of chemotherapy,” Argie said in a promotional video for Jenny’s Baked at Home. “Since I didn’t want to smoke it, I looked around for suitable edibles, but I couldn’t find any healthy ones or premade mixes that were designed for canna-oil. So I decided to make my own.”

Argie said her mixes “appeal to both medical and recreational users. Baked at Home is a party in a box.”

“Cannabis is becoming mainstream,” Argie added. “And as soon as it’s legal in all 50 states, it will be common to have in every home.”


Edit Module

Tell us what you think at or email.

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Spinelli's Pizzeria Boosts Pies and Cocktails With CBD Oil Infusion

Tempe, Arizona pizzeria is high on the trendy extract derived from hemp.

Bone Sauce Tops off Pizza in Costa Rica

Trench Marketer Rudy Waldner visits the Culinary Trainer School in Costa Rica to share his secrets and take home one of theirs.

Papa John's Will Pay For Employees to Attend College Online

The pizza chain will cover 100 percent of tuition at Purdue University Global for 20,000 corporate employees.

Pizza Guys Pair Two Types of Pepperoni In One Pie

The Cup N' Crisp Pepperoni Duo features classic pepperoni and cup-and-char styles.

Mountain Mike's Redefines Pizza Delivery Model With New Partnerships

The West Coast pizza chain will offer delivery through DoorDash, UberEats and GrubHub.

Blaze Pizza Expands Delivery Option and Sets Sights on IPO

The fast-casual chain plans to take on larger players like Domino's and Pizza Hut.

Alfonso Monaco Takes First at the 4th Pizza d’Autores

Pizza topped with regional Italian ingredients takes first among 18 competitors in Málaga.

Louisville Rock Band Has a New Jam Called Lupo Pizza

The founding members of Murder By Death have become renowned for their Neapolitan-style pizzas.

Grain Craft Supports Wheat Quality Research

A gift to the Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation will be directed toward improving wheat quality and yield through proper fertility management.

Aldi Stores Want to Pour Some Gouda on You

That's just one of the chain's six new specialty cheeses named after classic 80s pop songs.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags