Coca-Cola is Potentially Looking to get into the Cannabis Industry

Is Coca-Cola interested in investing in the Cannabis industry?

Coca-Cola is potentially looking to get into the cannabis industry in Canada. After seeing other cannabis companies in Canada that have a high stock value than theirs, it’s no wonder that they are looking to get a piece of the pie. Aurora Cannabis is interested in providing a Coca-Cola cannabis infused CBD drink. There could be different flavor options based on the soda’s they currently offer.


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What is Canada’s stance on Medical Marijuana?

Canada will become the first group of 7 nations to legalize cannabis on Oct. 17, 2018. Aurora Cannabis is the third largest pot company in Canada, worth about 8.7 billion. The Canadian cannabis company stocks are holding at $8 a share during the fall of 2018. This is higher than Coca-Cola’s stock’s. Along with the marijuana industry Coca-Cola has expanded into other products like tea, mineral water, and juice over the past 10 years to help with share prices.

Coca-Cola would produce a non psychoactive drink made with CBD. It would not get a user high by drinking it. You would feel the benefits of CBD on different parts of the body systems which produces a medicinal benefit. Coca-Cola is potentially teaming up with Aurora Cannabis to develop the beverages. There are no commitments at this time. They are only interested in CBD drinks at the moment. CBD infused drinks would provide a relief from pain, cramps, and inflammation to name a few.

What does the cannabis plant treat?

The cannabis plant has hundreds of different ailments that can be treated with it. The list of benefits continues to be discovered. Some common benefits can be to nausea, chronic pain, seizures, auto immune diseases, anticancer benefits to name a few. The range of CBD marijuana patients can range from babies with severe seizure disorders, to young kids with autism, to adults with chronic pain. There have been no known overdose deaths associated with marijuana both THC and CBD. There for at the right dosage CBD can have a medicinal benefit for many users.

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For those that are not seeking a medicinal high. They often seek out CBD only products. CBD is the non psychoactive cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. THC provides the psychoactive effect from cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. Many of those that seek CBD are increasingly seeking a non smoking option that is infused with cannabis.

Marijuana is illegal on a federal level in the United States. Many investors are cautious to get in business with state run dispensaries that are banned from using the federal banking system. CBD is gaining ground on a state level in the United States. Many states are passing CBD laws before medical marijuana laws. CBD is becoming a quick and growing treatment for chronic pain, nausea, anxiety and epilepsy. An epilepsy CBD cream has gotten FDA and DEA approval in the summer of 2018. It will be the first ever conventional medical treatment to be extracted from the cannabis plant.

Are big industries investing in Canadian Marijuana?

Since Canadian run marijuana companies will now have federal legalization in the future, the share of investments that big companies like Coca-Cola will be sure to increase. Many mainstream beverage companies like Corona, Coors, and Guinness are also seeking to invest in the marijuana industry in Canada. Heineken has released a brand specializing in THC infused non-alcoholic drinks as well.

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