Coca-Cola and CBD – Unfounded Rumors

Roughly 30 percent of US adults consume sugar-sweetened beverages on a daily basis, this includes soda, among the most popular being Coca-Cola. As cannabidiol (CBD) products have risen in popularity over the past year it seems that just about every market imaginable has sought to integrate this compound into their products.
Trista Best
Written by Trista Best, Registered Dietitian
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When news hit that Coca-Cola was producing a CBD-infused beverage enthusiasts on both sides were excited, to say the least. The rumor was easy to believe considering the widespread use of both products. Unfortunately, this Atlanta-based beverage company dashed these speculations recently making their stance quite clear.

Where did the rumor begin, you ask? As with most rumors; social media. This time in the form of a YouTube video posted by screen name user “Gabor the Blind Guy.” This YouTuber released a video which featured a Coca-Cola can with a childproof lid, which he claims to have access to because of his father’s position in a company responsible for bottling and capping machines.

Gabor states because of his father’s position as an engineer which works with major pharmaceuticals and food companies that he is privy to information regarding Coca-Cola. That information, which is now known to be untrue, is the company’s plan to debut a soda with CBD extract set to launch in Canada.

In a statement to Bloomberg News Coca-Cola representatives state the rumors are untrue and,

“As we have stated many times, we have no plans to enter the CBD market.”

At this point Coca-Cola is fairly clear that they will not be entering the CBD field and unfortunately it sounds like they are one of few companies not jumping into the industry.

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Trista Best
Trista Best
Registered Dietitian
Trista Best is a Registered Dietitian, Public Health Dietitian, and former college Nutrition Professor. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2009, Masters of Public Health Nutrition from Liberty University in 2014, and Bachelors of Science in Food and Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama in 2018. Her dietetic background is in Public Health, Medical Grade Supplements, and Childhood Nutrition.

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