Yes, Coca-Cola Might Infuse CBD Into Their Beverages. No, You Won’t Get High

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The Coca-Cola Company’s edging into a trending market, considering the possibility of producing CBD-infused drinks, according to a press release.

It could be declining soft-drink sales (per Reutersand booming interest in health and wellness that’s causing the soda manufacturer to rethink its direction and toy with the idea of adding all-natural cannabidiol to their drinks.


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To be clear, cannabidiol is the medicinal component of marijuana. No, it won’t get you high; but it can relieve pain, reduce anxiety, ease inflammation, and even help you get a better night’s sleep.

Coca-Cola released a statement on Sep. 17 that read:

“We have no interest in marijuana or cannabis. 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 space is evolving quickly. No decisions have been made at this time.”

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Aurora Cannabis Inc.,—the Canadian company currently in talks to team up with Coca-Cola—has also expressed interest in creating CBD-infused beverages and expanding their market, Bloomberg reports. After the statement was made by Coca-Cola on Monday, Aurora’s stock jumped 23% in New York.

Other beverage companies, like Corona and Lagunitas Brewing have already hopped on the trend and have begun to invest in cannabis-infused beverages and products, per Business Insider, so it might not be long ’til we see CBD-infused beverages sooner rather than later.

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