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The Coca-Cola Co has been moved to distance itself from the cannabis beverage sector once again after a YouTube clip claimed a CBD variant from the company is imminent.

In a video posted on the streaming website late last month, a user called 'Gabor the Blind Guy' showed off a drinks can with a child-proof fitting. The host, who is blind, introduced the can as part of an experiment to see if a blind person could open it.

"My dad is a head engineer for a company that produces bottling and capping machines … ," Gabor said in the clip, which has since been deleted from YouTube. "Recently, he was approached by Coca-Cola in Canada to design and build a machine that puts a child-proof cap on cans of Coca-Cola.

"In Canada," he continued, "Coca-Cola is coming out with a new line of Coca-Cola that contains CBD extracts."

When contacted by Bloomberg, however, the soft drinks giant denied the claims. In a statement to the media company, Coca-Cola said: ""These rumours are untrue. As we have stated many times, we have no plans to enter the CBD market."

The clarification came just over a year after group CEO James Quincey told analysts that Coca-Cola would not enter the cannabis arena "at this stage".

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