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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....

Canada blazes a trail for cannabis beverages

Tomorrow is a big day for the cannabis beverage industry. After years of deliberations that eventually led to the federal legalisation of ca...

just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - May

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during May, a month that saw some interesting developments in...

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"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.

"We're putting our money where our mouth is" - Halewood Wines & Spirits jumps into CBD with hemp rum - Focus 5 Jul 2019

Andy Morton

At a London cocktail trade show in London earlier this week, the Dead Man's Fingers stall was causing a bottleneck. Bartenders and other interested parties blocked the aisles to get a taste of the spiced rum brand's newest innovation, a hemp-flavoured spirit infused with CBD. The ingredient, mainly extracted from hemp but also present in cannabis, is already a big noise in the soft drinks scene. But, London's cocktail cognoscenti haven't seen anything like this before. 

Latest News

CBD spirits companies must detail hemp source - Top Beverages 5 Dec 19

Thandie Sibanda

A UK distiller has revealed a potential issue in the nascent CBD-infused spirits category with an attack on products that do not disclose the source of their ingredients.

Rock Steady Bars overhauls Willow spirit with added CBD 3 Dec 19

Andy Morton

A UK low-alcohol spirits producer has relaunched its Willow brand with a revised 0.5%-abv strength and added CBD.

Viv & Oak's CBD/THC Sparkling Rosé wine - Product Launch 3 Dec 19

Andy Morton

Californian cannabis beverage company Viv & Oak has launched its debut product, a sparkling rosé with CBD and THC in two dosage strengths.

Endo Sport eyes workout market with CBD beverage launch 2 Dec 19

Andy Morton

UK company Endo Sport has launched a CBD-infused sports drink that targets athletes and gym-goers.

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 29 Nov 19

Olly Wehring

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

All Market releases Vita Coco Infused with CBD in UK 28 Nov 19

Andy Morton

US firm All Market has started selling a range of CBD coconut water in the UK under its Vita Coco brand.

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