Mainstream brands are waking up to the potential of cannabis for wellness

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In yet another sign that cannabidiol (CBD) is increasingly being taken seriously by big brands as an aide to wellness, earlier this year, it was reported that Coca-Cola is considering developing beverages infused with cannabidiol (CBD) the non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana plants.

Whilst they declined to comment on the claims, Coca-Cola did state that they were ‘closely watching’ the development of the cannabis drinks market. If the reports are true, they won’t be the first drinks brand to enter the growing cannabis for wellness market. In 2017, Corona beer owner, Constellation Brands, invested $200m into Canada’s top cannabis producer. Canopy Growth, to produce a non-alcoholic cannabis-based beverage. Molson Coors Brewing Company and Diageo are also said to be considering launching their own products, but when a brand as big as Coca-Cola is said to be thinking about entering the market, the world takes note.

As the barriers to medicinal, and in some places recreational marijuana fall around the world, it’s easy to see why big brands are looking to capitalise on a market that could be a potential gold mine.  To put this in context, according to recent projections from the cannabis research firm Brightfield Group, the CBD industry could reach a whopping $22bn in market size by 2022.

Coca-Cola hasn’t made any further comments on their future plans, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. In the meantime, there are lots of other brands out there who have been busy creating cannabis related wellness products you can try now, and we take a look at some of the ones already on the market.

The Organic Pharmacy – CBD Oil Tincture

Long-time specialists in herbal medicine, nutrition and well-being, this year UK-based The Organic Pharmacy added to its range of natural organics products with the launch of a CBD Oil Tincture containing 10% organic CBD oil.

Green Times Brewing – High Flyer Beer

In what it claims is the first beer brewed with extracts from the Cannabis Sativa L. Strain of CBD Oil in the UK, Green Time Brewing introduced the world of craft beers to its new High Flyer Beer.

Nu-Leaf Naturals – CBD Oil

Colorado based Nu-Leaf Naturals specialize in creating CBD oil products with some of the highest concentrations on the market with the CBD content ranging from 240mg up to 2425mg. All Nu-Leaf Naturals products are subjected to rigorous laboratory testing to ensure they contain the optimum amount of CBD, as well as being 100% organic, and free of additives and preservatives.

CBD Living – CBD infused Water

CBD Living are the makers of CBD Living Water  which as the name suggests is water infused with CBD.  Their products use sophisticated nanotechnology which enables them to create smaller particles of CBD which makes it easier to pass through the bloodstream. Each 500 ml bottle of water contains 5 million nano-grams of nano-CBD – a shot of hydration and CBD wellness all in one.

Provocan – Massage Oil

Provocan’s CBD Massage Oil is designed to be used as a deep tissue pre and post workout aid, to ease dry skin conditions as well as an all-encompassing oil to boost rest and relaxation. If you’re not keen on oil they also do a hemp-based skin and body balm with beeswax and 1% CBD.

Pure Kana – CBD Capsules:

Pure Kana’s CBD capsules allow you to incorporate CBD into your daily routine in the same way you’d take a Vitamin E capsule. Pure Kana’s products are all 100% vegan, certified organic and non-GMO. They are also promise that all their products are free of pesticides, herbicides, solvents and chemical fertilizers.

Lulu’s – Hemp Oil Chocolates

Lulu’s artisan chocolates bridge the gap between gourmet and truly healthy.  All are organic, vegan, made from unroasted Ariba cacao from Ecuador and sweetened with low-glycemic coconut sugar.

Life Flower – Bath Bomb

Who knew a bath bomb could resemble a work of art. Life Flower’s bath bombs  are all handcrafted with fresh herbs, essential oils and 50mg of pure hemp-derived CBD.

CBD for Life – CBD Rub in Lavender

Designed to ease aches and pains CBD for Life’s range of scented rubs in lemongrass and lavender contains cannabinoid extract and cannabis sativa seed oil.  Apparently, Whoopi Goldberg is a fan too!

CBD Wellness Centre – CBD Infused Gummies

Indulge your sweet tooth with CBD infused gummies. All-natural, THC-free edibles with CBD sourced from industrial hemp in a range of fruit flavors.

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