Wanna get high on Coke?
Back in the 60s one of the most enduring urban myths was that Big Brands, Inc (take your pick of which one) had trademarked/copyrighted/registered the name Panama Red/Acapulco Gold/Thai Stick (pick your popular choice). Fifty years later we now know those myths were just that but with the growing legalization of pot and the accompanying billions of dollars in revenue, Big Brands have started looking at opportunities.
The worldwide recognized soda brand was reportedly in “serious talks” with Aurora Cannabis Inc. to develop a marijuana-infused range of drinks.
Kent Landers, a spokesman from Coca-Cola, however, did not accept or deny that the company was trying to negotiate a deal with Aurora, although he did drop a pretty big hint.
He told BNN Bloomberg “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.”
Source: Coca-Cola May Make Marijuana-Infused Drinks After Partnering With Cannabis Company: Report
And while on the subject of intoxication, here’s an album of related images-
In this April 12, 2018, photo, nugs of marijuana await packaging at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year. Yet cannabis remains illegal under federal law, and it still has many opponents. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)