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Coca Cola looking at the marijuana business

It was interesting to read that Coca Cola advised Bloomberg that it is closely following what is going on in the marijuana business.  They have apparently been in talks with Aurora Cannabis to develop drinks that will be mixed with CBD.  CBD is the component of marijuana that treats pain, but does not actually make you high.  At the same time many other businesses are looking at creating all sorts of products, drinks and foodstuffs anticipating a time when recreational marijuana is legal throughout American.  Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada and the Constitutional Court in South Africa has recently made it clear that obviously it will be legal in some way or other in South Africa, but has given the issue back to Parliament for them to create new laws. 

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Thabitha  said:
on Thursday 24-Jan-19 08:55 AM
I must say if companies like Coca Cola develop drinks mixed with marijuana for treatment purpose then people will be saved.

Ashleigh  said:
on Thursday 10-Jan-19 08:37 AM
I agree'd with legalizing marijuana but dependent on the use of it. I would not like to try it in my foods and drink thank you.

Bianca  said:
on Monday 07-Jan-19 08:13 AM
I might be the only one that's not very fond of the idea, but that's just me, i just won't buy it. I just feel that people see the good that it can do for you but what about the negative.

Michelle D  said:
on Tuesday 11-Dec-18 01:44 PM
Coca Cola had cocaine in it when it was first created, I think having marijuana will probably be a safer option.

patrick  said:
on Tuesday 11-Dec-18 08:36 AM
I was reading an article about the 25 most wealthiest families and most of them started in two generations backwards. In 50 or so to come years dagga and related products will be the biggest thing. Coke is sport on.

Nicolle  said:
on Tuesday 11-Dec-18 08:25 AM
*Coca Cola looking at the profit that can be made from the marijuana business. Which is the intelligent approach, the idea after all is to make money: Demand = Supply.

Zindy  said:
on Tuesday 11-Dec-18 07:49 AM
Recently stumbled across an energy drink with CBD oil in. This confused me as the my taught of the oil was it was suppose to mellow one out so to see it combined with an energy drink was interesting.

Jadine Esterhuizen  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 04:55 PM
As Much as we fight against it will evidently become a norm for businesses as it has a lot of health benefits.
Research shows that it is beneficial in easing the pain of multiple sclerosis, and nerve pain in general.

Tamaryn  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 04:27 PM
I think it's only a matter of time until we will find marijuana, or a derivative thereof, listed as an ingredient on many store items.

Victoria  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 01:59 PM
Coca Cola is very clever by doing this, they are moving with the times. I'm sure many other products and brands are going to be looking into getting into the marijuana business.

Tersia  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 12:08 PM
It does not surprise me. I think a lot of companies will try and get a finger in the pie because as soon as something is new or legal then all of a sudden everybody are users or want a piece of it.
P.S - I will definitely try one of these cokes LOL

Liz  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 10:29 AM
I have already seen so many products containing CBD at markets and other small establishments. II think it would be a very good move for Coca- Cola to get involved in this business and no doubt a lucrative one. More and more countries are starting to legalise marijuana and soon it will be sold like any other drink.

Jadine Richards  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 10:28 AM
That seems like a brilliant idea. Now that legalizing cannabis has become a trend globally I would think the common stigma associated with it will soon dissipate too. These products will become normal. I would be open to replacing my evening cup of chamomile tea with a similar cup of CBD infused tea.

Alexis  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 10:19 AM
Back in the day, Cannabis was used for a lot of things, even in over the counter medication before it was banned....people must really under stand what they are doing and make sure that what they are getting is legit as cannabis is a very complicated plant in itself as per a lecture I watched yesterday...

Henrietta  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 09:08 AM
I think it will be quite a hit. Like cannabis oil with flavour. Only time will tell if people will get addicted to this as they do with original coke.

Daniella  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 08:35 AM
I always knew that when and if cannabis become legal that big companies like Coca-Cola would jump on the band wagon.

Shristi  said:
on Sunday 02-Dec-18 05:54 PM
I'm not surprised that Coca-Cola has started looking into this. I am interested to see how they go about producing the product. Recently I came across an article about 2 guys in Durban that started making Cannabis beer, If you get a chance do go check it out. It was quite interesting to read how they make it.

Sinead  said:
on Friday 30-Nov-18 04:51 PM
I'm indifferent on this topic. However, I do wonder why they feel they need to infuse everything with cannabis. I don't think it's a terrible idea, but will it sell? Will it outdo the core product?

courtney  said:
on Friday 30-Nov-18 04:47 PM
That's not a bad idea, I think drinking this "marijuana" would be better for people especially for those with bad lungs and asthma.

brumilde  said:
on Friday 30-Nov-18 07:41 AM
I think it will take them time to get the taste right. and the dosage, im sure if they get it right they will also start looking into a sugar free product. lol

Prishani   said:
on Wednesday 28-Nov-18 04:43 PM
I would love to be a member of the panel who will be tasked with drafting the new laws after the Constitutional Court judgement. It will be interesting to see what kind of debates they will engage in throughout the process!

Natasha  said:
on Wednesday 28-Nov-18 08:10 AM
I think it is actually a good idea to think you wouldn't have to spend money on all these pain meds you just buy a coke or 2 and then you will be relieved of the pain. But the other thing is so many people are so addicted to coke just Imagen how many many people is going to get addicted to it after they do this.

Angelique Jurgens  said:
on Tuesday 27-Nov-18 11:12 AM
Was thinking exactly what Megan was - traces of cocaine in coke... so not really suprised. Besides why on earth would a big corporation such Coca-cola sleep on making more money? They did not make so much money by taking advantage of things like this. If not them, then their competitors would show the exact same interest.

Fikile  said:
on Tuesday 27-Nov-18 11:05 AM
First it was legal and now many people of which we're afraid of being associated with it want to use it in some of their products, it's slowly becoming more and more strange. Marijuana is good and also bad. We have our eyes and ears wide open for anything let's see what is going to happen.

Sarah  said:
on Tuesday 27-Nov-18 10:06 AM
They are seeing the new trends in teh market. I am sure it will work. Lots of companies will be looking into marijuana business now.

Jessica M  said:
on Tuesday 27-Nov-18 10:06 AM
Well guess there goes my coke drinking days LOL. I must say I can not handle smoking the stuff and it makes me sick, can you imagine drinking it. It's a no for me thanks.

Cornelie  said:
on Tuesday 27-Nov-18 09:27 AM
I cant see a problem with Coca Cola making it, if it helps with treatment and does not get you high then way not make it. I'll rather buy a coke then smoke it.

Megan  said:
on Monday 26-Nov-18 04:52 PM
Remembering when Coca Cola was first created it had traces of cocaine in it until the time cocaine was classified dangerous and then banned. I'm not surprised Coca Cola would consider a formula using marijuana.

Jessica A  said:
on Monday 26-Nov-18 04:46 PM
It is quite evident that if a company like Coca-Cola are trying to corner this market, that it is certainly going to flourish. I think that it is great that the plant can be used in all sorts of products!!

Melissa  said:
on Monday 26-Nov-18 04:10 PM
I think this is absolutely ridiculous. They don't have to go this far. If people wants to smoke marijuana for pain or whatsoever let them.

Bianca N  said:
on Monday 26-Nov-18 02:22 PM
It was only a matter of time before Coca-Cola started showing interest in this. I am not sure how well they will do though, we will have to wait and see when the time comes.

Melissa van Tellingen  said:
on Monday 26-Nov-18 01:42 PM
I've always been for using marijuana for medical purposes. I think if someone could benefit using natural plants to cure diseases or help people with anxiety, depression and pain, WHY NOT? It should obviously just be monitored.

Joyce  said:
on Monday 26-Nov-18 01:26 PM
sounds like Coca Cola does not want to waste anymore time that they have already researched and planned for being in marijuana business. I think the good side of marijuana will be now known

Dune  said:
on Monday 26-Nov-18 01:11 PM
I think it is a bit absurd, and taking it a step too far. But obviously Coca Cola sees a growing business hence the interest.

Michelle Smillie  said:
on Monday 26-Nov-18 01:02 PM
I'm not so sure how good mixing drugs and food will be. How will we know if something else was mixed in? It took how long to realise that sugar is not absent merely because the word 'sugar' is not in the ingredients list..

Clare  said:
on Monday 26-Nov-18 10:37 AM
Well next we going to drink Marijuana coffee, then I know we are all gonna be high cause we all have a cup of coffee...

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