Conona working with marijuana grower to create, sell cannabis-infused drinks

Marijuana plants are grown at Essence Vegas' 54,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation facility on July 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The maker of Corona beer is now the largest single shareholder in the world’s largest publicly traded cannabis company, and the number one item on their agenda: Weed Beer.

Constellation Brands recently agreed to buy a near 10 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corporation, CNBC reports. Now, the beverage maker is working with the marijuana grower to develop, market and sell cannabis-infused beverages.

In this photo illustration, bottles of Corona beer are shown on June 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The weed-infused drinks won’t give you a double buzz, however. The marijuana grower tells the Chicago Tribune the drinks will likely not include any alcohol. Instead, they will allow consumers to get the same benefits from smoking marijuana through the form of a delicious beverage.

“There’s no need to include alcohol, nor is there an intent to include alcohol in how we follow through with things,” said Bruce Linton, the CEO of Canopy Growth Corp.

The plan would be to start selling the drinks nationwide in the United States once marijuana becomes legal nationally.

“We think that it’s highly likely, given what’s happened at the state level,” Constellation Brands President and CEO Rob Sands said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

Until then, the company will work to sell the beverages in countries where recreational marijuana is already fully legal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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