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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

Beauty firm Marianna Naturals readies "wellness" CBD beverages 7 Jul 20

Andy Morton

Marianna Naturals, a Canadian beauty and cosmetics firm started by a YouTube entrepreneur, is to launch a range of CBD-infused beverages.

Strangeways’ CBD-infused gins - Product Launch 7 Jul 20

Rafaela Sousa

Manchester distiller Strangeways has lined up the release of two CBD-infused gins.

How did Constellation Brands perform in Q1 fiscal-2021? - results data 1 Jul 20

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands has seen sales in its first full COVID-impacted quarter slip by mid-single-digits, although beer shipments to distributors in the US actually rose in the period.

K-Zen's Mad Lilly cannabis-infused Lemon Dream Tonic - Product Launch 18 Jun 20

Olly Wehring

California start-up K-Zen has lined up a soft drink infused with both Cannabinol (CBN) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is positioned as a sleep aid.

Top Beverages' Dona Sofía CBD-infused alcoholic RTDs - Product Launch 2 Jun 20

Olly Wehring

CBD spirits company Top Beverages is poised to release what it claims is the first CBD-infused alcoholic RTD in the UK.

AriZona Beverages founder eyes move into CBD 6 May 20

Andy Morton

The founder of AriZona Beverages has revealed in a Reddit interview that he is considering entering the CBD drinks sector.

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