Coca-Cola in Talks With Aurora to Develop Cannabis Drinks: BNN Bloomberg

Coca-Cola in Talks With Aurora to Develop Cannabis Drinks: BNN Bloomberg

The sources said that Coca-Cola is interested in developing beverages that are infused with cannabidiol.

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September 17, 2018

The Coca-Cola Co. is in “serious talks” with Aurora Cannabis Inc. to develop cannabis-infused beverages, a groundbreaking move that would signal a significant foray into the marijuana sector by one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands, multiple sources familiar with the matter told BNN Bloomberg.

 

The sources said that Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, is interested in developing beverages that are infused with cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, the non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana plants.

 

Unlike other deals between alcohol makers and cannabis producers aimed at making drinks that will give consumers a “buzz” similar to inhaling marijuana, Coca-Cola and Aurora would likely develop beverages that will ease inflammation, pain and cramping.

 

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