South Africa’s Constitutional Court recently moved to decriminalize Cannabis for personal growth and use. While reactions to the landmark legal decision on the 18th of September have been mixed, the news has been all over social media since.
Several posts focused on the possible introduction of Cannabis infused soda by beverage giant Coca-Cola, but it seems people might have to wait a little longer.
Responding to an inquiry on their official Coca-Cola Africa Facebook page on the 12th of October, the beverage company cleared up the matter.
“Hi Alex, the Coca-Cola Company has made no decision on the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) as an ingredient in beverages.
CBD is the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis and along with many others in the beverage industry, we are watching the growth of this ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world. The current discussion had in North America is purely exploratory. The Coca-Cola Company has no interest in cannabis or marijuana itself, thanks.”