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COVID-19 a double-edged sword for CBD

Recent launches of products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are well-aligned with consumers' health & wellness trends that are developing in re...

What is the outlook for CBD in Europe? - Focus

Recent comments from regulators in Europe have left some in the food and beverage industry worried about what's ahead for the region's nasce...

FDA must lead CBD out of legal shadows - Comment

In declining to define CBD as a Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) ingredient this week, and sending warning letters to 15 companies sellin...

Four tips on how to start a CBD-beverage company

This week, just-drinks spoke to Tanisha Robinson, a former CEO of BrewDog North America and now CEO of her own CBD beverage start-up W*nder....

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"Who knew we'd launch in the middle of a pandemic?" - just-drinks speaks to Jade Padua, co-founder of new CBD beverage company G&Juice 23 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

The whole world may be in lockdown, but despite the coronavirus pandemic the drinks industry refuses to stop. An example is G&Juice, a Californian, hemp-derived CBD beverage start-up whose plans for the release of its first products were thrown into disarray by COVID-19. Meetings with leading retailers and distributors scheduled for Expo West were lost when the Anaheim trade show was cancelled at the last minute, potentially cutting off G&Juice's route-to-market at a crucial stage. Undaunted, the three women at the helm of G&Juice have reassessed their plans, turning to smaller outlets in California that were calling out for stress-busting CBD products in a time of national emergency. Yesterday, just-drinks spoke to G&Juice co-founder & CMO Jade Padua, currently in lockdown in her home city of Toronto, Canada, about reacting to the cancelled Anaheim show, the positives of launching during a global pandemic and what US food safety authorities have in store for CBD beverages.


"It's still really hard for black and brown entrepreneurs to raise capital in CBD" - Tanisha Robinson, CEO of CBD beverage company W*nder 6 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Earlier this year, Tanisha Robinson quit her role as chief disruption officer at Scottish craft brewer BrewDog to create her own CBD-infused drinks brand. W*nder (pronounced 'wonder') is a CSD that contains vitamins and CBD to provide energy, focus and a "better life balance". Robinson credits herself as a black female CEO that has tapped into an industry that other ethnic minorities may never gain access to. This week, just-drinks spoke to Robinson to learn how her previous employment experiences have influenced her start-up and what the future holds for her CBD drinks brand ahead of next year's launch.

Latest News

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 9 Oct 20

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Pabst Brewing Co unveils Pabst Blue Ribbon THC seltzer 9 Oct 20

Andy Morton

Pabst Brewing Co has launched a THC-infused sparkling water under its flagship Pabst Blue Ribbon beer brand.


Woodies' CBD Kombucha - Product Launch 22 Sep 20

Andy Morton

A UK company founded by the stepson of Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood has launched a range of kombuchas containing 10mg of CBD.


Molson Coors Beverage Corp unveils debut cannabis beverages line-up 26 Aug 20

Andy Morton

Molson Coors Beverage Corp has released the first products from its cannabis joint-venture.


Top Beverages' Dona Sofia CBD-infused mixers and RTDs - Product Launch 23 Jul 20

Andy Morton

Top Beverages has launched in the UK a range of CBD-infused mixers as well as a new line of CBD canned cocktails.


Wunder's CBD-infused sparkling soft drinks range - Product Launch 15 Jul 20

Rafaela Sousa

US start-up Wunder has launched its first line of CBD-infused soft drinks SKUs in the country.



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