Molson Coors, Hexo launch CBD drinks in Colorado

Molson Coors Beverage Co. says it has launched CBD drinks in Colorado through Truss CBD USA, its joint venture with Hexo Corp.

The beverage line will be available in three flavors – Grapefruit Tarragon, Strawberry Hibiscus and Blueberry Lavender under the name, “Verywell,” Molson Coors and Hexo said Wednesday.

The companies first partnered in 2018 to launch beverages in Canada through another joint venture called Truss Beverages, which sells non-alcoholic cannabis-infused drinks.

“Our joint venture with Molson Coors Canada saw Truss Beverage Brands become the No. 1 choice for consumers in Canada, and we are expecting similarly great results in the U.S.,” said Hexo CEO and co-founder Sebastien St-Louis.

Production and distribution for the Colorado CBD beverages will be kept within state lines because Colorado is one of the few states with an established regulatory framework for hemp-derived CBD in food and beverages, the companies previously said.

The companies did not elaborate on where in Colorado the drinks would be sold. Pete Marino, president of the emerging growth division for Molson Coors, told Bloomberg that Colorado will be a testing ground for the new brand.

Molson Coors trades on the New York Stock Exchange as TAP. Hexo Corp. trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange as HEXO.