ATLANTA – Reports from Bloomberg indicate that Atlanta-based Coca-Cola may be looking at getting into cannabis-based beverages, but the beverage giant denied those reports in a statement released Monday.
The burgeoning industry has created a demand for edible products infused with cannabidol (CBD) – the non-psychoactive constituent part of cannabis that can be used to limit pain, according to some experts.
According to the Bloomberg report, Coca-Cola says it is monitoring the young ‘edibles’ industry and is interested in drinks infused with CBD. Coca-Cola has been engaged in talks with Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis to develop the beverages, Bloomberg said.
However, Coke officials released a statement on Monday denying interest in marijuana.
“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