Perhaps it will be called Cannabeer. Whatever it’s called, according to Lauren Eads, the Drinksbusiness.com, Canada’s Province Brands (PB) “filed the provisional patent for the ‘world’s first beers brewed from the cannabis plant.’”
Other companies have produced wine and beer laced with cannabis, but according to the Drinksbusiness article, PB is the first company with a global reach to produce beers brewed entirely from the cannabis plant. The company bills its products as “alcohol-free, yet highly intoxicating…” They claim the products are low in calories, low in sugar, and—very important in today’s consumer climate—gluten free. The patent filing is about six months old.
Believing that cannabis will be recreationally legal in every one of the 50 US states sometime in the near future, the giant Constellation Brands (CB) based in Fairport, New York wanted to be at the head of the class. In October, 2017 CB got into cannabis with a 10 percent stake (worth $197.5 million) in Canadian Canopy Growth Corporation, which bills itself as a “world leading diversified cannabis company.”