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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

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 17 Jan 20

Olly Wehring

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


"No swift action" on US CBD regulation after FDA comments, warns analyst 16 Jan 20

Andy Morton

CBD beverage producers in the US may have to wait for clarity on regulation as authorities look set to miss a February deadline, an analyst has said.


PepsiCo, Monster Beverage Corp slowed CBD talks after FDA intervention - report 10 Jan 20

Andy Morton

PepsiCo and Monster Beverage Corp both stepped back from work on CBD-infused beverages after US authorities failed to guarantee the ingredient's safety, a newspaper has claimed.


Canada beer volumes decline in face of cannabis legalisation - figures 7 Jan 20

Andy Morton

Domestic beer volumes in Canada fell by 5% in the first full year of cannabis legalisation, new Beer Canada figures have revealed.


YouTube clip prompts Coca-Cola Co to make latest CBD denial - video - report 2 Jan 20

Olly Wehring

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.


just-drinks this Christmas 24 Dec 19

Olly Wehring

That's it, then, for 2019. And, what a(nother) year it's been for the global drinks industry!



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