The recent proposal in Congress to decriminalize cannabis is the latest step forward in legalizing the drug nationally. Even if Congress doesn’t pass the current legislation, it is only a matter of time before it does. Eighteen states currently allow recreational cannabis.
How this eventual rollout of legalized cannabis will impact the beer and beverage industry is worthy of exploring. Forbes magazine recently spoke with Dr. Keith Villa, who had a thirty-two-year career with MillerCoors, is the founder of CERIA Brewing Co, Colorado’s first THC-infused, non-alcoholic craft beer, and the author of Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer.
If anyone has a good perspective of how legalized cannabis will dovetail into the craft brewing industry, Keith would be that person. See the full interview here.