I read that the world’s largest beverage company (No names mentioned) are looking at cannabis infused drinks. Interestingly their biggest selling ‘soft drink’ once reportedly, contained Cocaine.. that is now, also an ‘illegal drug’ is most of the world. I read these issues from their press release:
‘(The drink Co) is looking closely at the growing marijuana-infused drinks market, it says in response to a media report that the world’s largest beverage maker was in talks with Canada’s (a cannabis Co.)’
“Along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world,” (the Company) said in a statement.
‘Big corporate names have inched into the marijuana industry since Canada approved recreational use, seeing the country as a production base and testing ground until US Federal Law changes.’
‘The move would make (the Company) the first major manufacturer of non-alcoholic beverages to step into the market for cannabis-related products.’
* this comes in light of several beer companies, also looking into ‘cannabis infused’ beers (Hops are also a member of the cannabis family)
I’m guessing the market for other ‘cannabis/MJ infused’ drinks & similar products.. are in the sights of many other companies.. eager to join this rising wave of legal Cannabis products ?
Meanwhile here in Aotearoa/NZ we are still awaiting news on Medicinal cannabis reforms.. that many OECD countries approved about a decade ago !