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No Coke and A Smile

“I’d like to buy the world a Coke,” and try some CBD – “that’s the song I sing…”

No, that’s not an official remake of the old Coke jingle but the musings of some on the Internet who thought the beverage maker was considering making a CBD-infused derivative of the popular beverage.

According to a statement from the beverage maker to Bloomberg, it isn’t going to happen.  

Speculation surged after a video posted to YouTube — since deleted — by a user with the screen name “Gabor the Blind Guy” showed a Coca-Cola can with a childproof lid. The man in the video says that his father is a head engineer for a company that “produces bottling and capping machines for many major pharmaceutical and food companies.”

The video then goes on to say that Coke is readying a new CBD-infused drink for the Canadian market – with hopes of selling it and tapping into the CBD phenomena.

“These rumors are untrue,“ Coca-Cola said in an emailed statement to Bloomberg News. “As we have stated many times, we have no plans to enter the CBD market.”

A saved copy of the video was posted on Reddit Inc.’s WallStreetBets forum.