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High-performance? CBD-infused drinks for athletes coming as pot edibles are legalized

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cbd-drink-athletes-edibles-legalized-1.5322684 2nd phase of cannabis legalization creates wave of potential business opportunities Consumers eager to get their hands on cannabis-infused edibles, extracts and topical creams are one step closer today as regulations come into effect allowing cannabis-containing products to be produced and sold in Canada. This second phase of legalization opens the door to a wave of potential business opportunities aimed not just at the recreational user, but also athletes.  Toronto-based BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc. wants a piece of the edibles and alternative-cannabis market, estimated to be worth $2.7 billion annually, with $529 million likely to be spent on cannabis-infused beverages alone.  "The forecasted numbers and projections are massive. For us, that's great and that's the business side of it, but it was really a natural fit," said John Celenza, co-founder and co-chief executive of BioSteel. BioSteel, a popular brand among high-performance and professional athletes, plans to infuse a version of their signature pink…

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