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CNN reports that the Coca-Cola Company is “closely watching” the CD-infused drinks trend, with an eye toward a possible investment in Aurora Cannabis, “a Canadian cannabis company. Aurora has also expressed interest in cannabis drinks. Neither would comment on a possible deal.”

CBD, the story explains, is “a non-psychoactive component in marijuana, as an ingredient in what it called functional wellness beverages … CBD, which does not produce a high for the user, has been used for medical purposes, including easing inflammation, pain and nausea … Both cannabis and CBD are still illegal in the United States under federal law, even though a number of states have legalized marijuana. But the prohibition against CBD is not strictly enforced. There are third-party sellers offering CBD-based products on Amazon, for example.”

“The space is evolving quickly,” the company said. “No decisions have been made at this time.”

CNN notes that “Constellation Brands, the maker of Corona beer, Svedka vodka and Casa Noble tequila, announced last month that it is investing an additional $4 billion in the Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth … And Lagunitas, a craft beer label of brewing giant Heineken, already has a drink infused with THC, marijuana's active ingredient, which does produce a high. It can be purchased at marijuana dispensaries in California.”
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