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A constellation of cannabis?
« on: October 31, 2017, 03:02:47 pm »
   I saw on the news that Constellation Brands has purchased a 9.9% stake in Canopy Growth corp., which is the world's largest publicly traded cannabis grower, with the stated intent being to develop cannabis infused alcoholic beverages in anticipation of cannabis' eventual legalization in the U.S.
   What is everyone's take on this story?
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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 03:05:49 pm »
They are a company in a market that is mostly flat looking to invest in a market with high growth potential. Makes sense to me.

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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 04:25:51 pm »
I have brewed cannabis beer in the past and it was yucky
The laws here in Canada are pretty clear on cannabis and alcohol being combined  it's forbidden
Although I'm sure adding it to a home brew would be ok/unenforceable. The new laws don't even allow for the two substance to be sold under the same roof


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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 10:31:05 pm »
   From what I got out of the news stories, Constellation doesn't seem to be overly concerned about the Canadian beverage market, and Canopy see's opportunities in Constellation's distribution network and organization.
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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 11:59:42 pm »
Canadian Bevarage market is very small


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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 07:13:19 pm »
Canadian Bevarage market is very small


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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2021, 05:07:40 pm »
Even though they legalized it, they sell it in small plastic bags. It looks like I buy something illegal, even though it's perfectly legal. As I've noticed, this is mostly done in cheap stores. I recently bought marijuana here -- MODERATOR EDIT-- and I got a wonderful package that can be used next time. Yes, it may be a small thing, but it's still nice to get such a package. In general, I do not like all these plastic bags and cups. I always try to buy things that can be easily disposed of or recycled, without harming the environment. It is a pity that not all people understand this, and people who don't understand harm the planet.
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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2021, 07:59:15 pm »
I have listened to a lot of beer marketing seminars and every single one of them said that "cannabis is not your friend" (of the beer industry). The fear is that cannabis is going to be taking a larger and larger share out of beer and spirit profits as it becomes more legal, less stigmatized and more available. Obviously Constellation is trying to diversify against this threat.

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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2021, 09:23:29 pm »
Wow... the pot bots are out of control, eh?

I'm all for legalizing everything, but I don't think cannabis will make a huge dent in beer sales if it becomes fully legal. The sales will just go from being illicit to being legal.

I do think that it makes excellent business sense for the beer/alcohol conglomerates to get in on the action. They are best poised to market and distribute, since they are already in a highly regulated market for a similar type of product. There is bound to be significant overlap from a marketing and sales/distribution perspective.

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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2021, 12:16:17 pm »
I predict Cheetos sales will steadily rise.


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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2021, 12:51:09 pm »
I'm all for legalizing everything, but I don't think cannabis will make a huge dent in beer sales if it becomes fully legal. The sales will just go from being illicit to being legal.

The result is yet to be seen, but I agree with you with respect to beer.  However, I do believe the spirits industry will feel an impact due the difference in use between beer and spirits.  Spirits have a much larger audience than beer.

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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2021, 02:50:19 pm »

I'm all for legalizing everything, but I don't think cannabis will make a huge dent in beer sales if it becomes fully legal. The sales will just go from being illicit to being legal.



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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2021, 03:09:57 pm »
There is bound to be significant overlap from a marketing and sales/distribution perspective.

I would have thought so too, but it has not been the case, at least here in LA.  The whole vibe is completely different (the marketing, the retail experience, etc.).

The difference between the cannabis store and the liquor store is night and day.  At least with the better shops out here, it is a much higher end experience (think of the Apple store without the attitude and with a staff that is actually friendly and interested in helping you find what you're after).
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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2021, 04:24:28 pm »
I have been growing my own cannabis for several years. Meaning it's free.  Has not in any way affected my consumption of beer.
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Re: A constellation of cannabis?
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2021, 04:32:47 pm »
In legalized states there are CBD and THC infused beverages. Very little surprise that alcohol conglomerates would want to move into that space. Not only does it offset any losses to their alcohol sales but it's pretty much certain that at least most states in the next decade or two will legalize and create huge markets for those products.

Here in the Denver area there are dispensaries all over (with home delivery coming in the next few months) with easy access to those beverages but the alcoholic beverage market is doing just fine.
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