Here’s a quick look at the dystopian future of cannabis: most people get their weed at Walmart, and they choose between Coca-Cola weed and Pepsi weed.
Only weeks after reports that Coca-Cola was thinking about getting into the cannabis game, PepsiCo has disclosed that it is also becoming affected by its own reefer madness.
On Tuesday PepsiCo Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnson opened up about his company’s interest in the growing industry.
“I think we’ll look at it critically, but I’m not prepared to share any plans that we may have in the space right now,” Johnson said on the CNBC show Squawk on the Street.
CNBC also reported that some cannabis company stocks had lowered Tuesday because “some traders were possibly expecting a more enthusiastic endorsement of the industry.”
The announcement comes just two weeks after reports leaked that Coca-Cola was looking to fuck around in the weed biz.
Multiple sources indicated that Coke was pursuing a CBD “wellness beverage” with extracts company Aurora Cannabis Inc. One source said that the company was “pretty advanced down the path,” and a Coca-Cola spokesperson released a statement, saying “along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world. The space is evolving quickly. No decisions have been made at this time.”
Pretty soon you might be able to take the Pepsi Challenge with weed. So many new options. Maybe you’ll like regular Pepsi weed, but think Diet Coke weed is better than the Diet Pepsi variety. Maybe we’ll even get Royal Crown in the mix.
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