Eating and smoking cannabis is so 2017. Drinking is the future of marijuana consumption, and Canadians probably won’t need to wait too long to get their hands on a weed-infused beverage.\nConstellation Brands Inc., a Fortune 500 company that produces and markets alcoholic beverages (e.g. Corona) is investing in Canopy Growth Corp, Canada’s largest licensed marijuana producer, reports the Wall Street Journal.\nREAD MORE: Joe Beef To Open A Secret New Wine Bar In Montreal\nBuying into a 9.9% stakes Canopy Growth, valued at $245 million, Constellation is making the investment to develop “cannabis-infused beverages.”\nConstellation can even increase their stake to 20%, if they so choose.\nThe exact specifics on what type of marijuana-beverages will be created have yet to be revealed. Beer, and soda were alluded to, but again, not confirmed.\nStill, given Constellation’s large portfolio of alcoholic beverages (the company distributes wine, tequila, vodka, beer, and more) it wouldn’t be a stretch to see marijuana spirits produced, too.\nCanada is the intended market for Constellation and Canopy Growth’s upcoming line of cannabis-infused drinks.\nWith legalization less than a year away, Constellation wants a cut of the new market. No marijuana products will be sold in the US, even in states where cannabis is legal.\nThe deal isn’t set to close until the third quarter of fiscal 2018, so there will be some lag time before we actually see cannabis drinks.\nYou can expect, however, that both companies will be striving towards being the first on the market with a drinkable form of marijuana. A product could then hit the shelves shortly after marijuana is legalized.\n2018 is looking to be an exciting year.