Big Food, Beverage Companies Look To Get In On Drinks Made From Marijuana06:26
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In this April 19, 2018, photo, beverage director Maxwell Reis serves a drink containing Cannabidol CBD extract with a marijuana leaf motif at the Gracias Madre restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this April 19, 2018, photo, beverage director Maxwell Reis serves a drink containing Cannabidol CBD extract with a marijuana leaf motif at the Gracias Madre restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

As the use of legal medical and recreational marijuana continues to grow in several states around the country, some big food and beverage companies are looking to get in on the action.

With investments in drinks made or derived from cannabis, Constellation Brands --which also brews Corona — has invested $4 billion into a Canadian company called Canopy Growth Corp. Heineken and Molson Coors Brewing Company also announced similar plans.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Jessica Lukas, vice president of consumer insights at BDS Analytics, a cannabis industry watcher.

This segment aired on August 20, 2018.

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