AriZona Beverages joins forces with Dixie Brands for cannabis infused line

USA – Arizona Beverages, producers makes Arizona Iced Tea, has partnered with cannabis company Dixie Brands to produce marijuana-infused products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Arizona Beverages signed a three-year licensing agreement with Dixie Brands that will […]

CBD-infused water maker Sweet Reason secures US$2.5m funding

USA – Hemp CBD-infused sparkling water maker, Sweet Reason Beverage Co. has completed its seed investment round, raising US$2.5 million. The funding round was led by New York venture capital firm Lerer Hippeau with participation […]

Canada finalizes legal framework on cannabis production and sale

CANADA – The government of Canada has completed regulations for the production and sale of cannabis and related products as it anticipates a surge in sales of cannabis beverages in the near future. The new […]

Canada’s Growpacker gets backing to launch cannabis brand incubator program

CANADA – Canadian contract manufacturer of THC & CBD infused consumable liquids, dry goods, and health & wellness products, Growpacker has launched a new incubator programme to fast-track cannabis brands. Also participating in the programme […]

Tilray to acquire hemp foods producer Manitoba Harvest for US$318.5m

CANADA – Canadian pharmaceutical and cannabis company, Tilray has announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the securities of FHF Holdings trading as Manitoba Harvest for a consideration of US$318.56 million (CAD […]

Distell to distribute and market cannabis lager for Poison City Brewing

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa’s leading spirits and wines producer, Distell Group has agreed to distribute and market cannabis-infused beer, the country’s first made by Poison City Brewing. The distribution support agreement will see Distell, which […]

Gabriella’s Kitchen to acquire California’s cannabis company Sonoma Pacific

USA – Gabriella’s Kitchen Inc., an innovative and leading-edge cannabis wellness company, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all of the shares of Sonoma Pacific Distribution. Sonoma is California’s premier independently owned cannabis […]

Brewery launches South Africa’s first cannabis lager beer with backing from top CEOs

SOUTH AFRICA – Poison City Brewing which launched the first cannabis-infused lager beer in South Africa has received funding from Durban-based investors, including RCL Foods CEO Miles Dally and Spar CEO Graham O’Connor, Business Day […]

Coca-Cola in talks with cannabis-infused beverages company Aurora Cannabis

USA – The Coca-Cola Company, the global manufacturer for non-alcoholic beverages, is in “serious talks” with Aurora Cannabis Inc. to develop cannabis-infused beverages, a move that would signal a significant foray into the marijuana sector. […]

Constellation Brands acquires 38% ownership of cannabis producer Canopy Growth

USA – Constellation Brands, a leading beverage alcohol company, has announced that it has acquired 38% ownership of Canopy Growth Corporation, a leading diversified cannabis company. The companies also announced a significant expansion of their […]