The world's largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. "The space is quickly evolving".
However, he declined to specifically comment on Aurora Cannabis Inc, and stressed that "no decisions have been made at this time".
The company reportedly is in talks with Canada's Aurora Cannabis to develop the drinks.
Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog called the news "an exciting potential development" as it would take Coke into another fast-growing healthier segment following last month's $5.1 billion deal for Costa Coffee and expand cannabis-infused drinks in the area of functional wellness products.
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"We continue to expect to see more deals between Canadian cannabis companies and the larger players in the global alcohol market who have yet to gain exposure to the category", she said.
Cannabis drinks use cannabidiol (CBD) as an ingredient for wellness drinks. The company is looking to branch into the cannabis beverage market, according to a report.
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Booth added that the entry of major beverage companies like Coca-Cola will have a big impact on the burgeoning marijuana sector. Coca-Cola shares were marginally higher in a USA market struggling against expectations of another round of Chinese trade tariffs.
Other beverage makers have had similar discussions recently. Heineken NV's Lagunitas craft-brewing label has even launched a brand specialising in non-alcoholic drinks infused with THC, marijuana's active ingredient.
In a clarification, Coca-Cola stated on Monday, "We have no interest in marijuana or cannabis".
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