Edibles/Infused Products

Another trademark marijuana lawsuit – this involving a hot sauce

Kristen Nichols  | October 19, 2017

(Correction: An earlier version of this report mistakenly called the lawsuit a copyright case, instead of a trademark case.)

The maker of Tapatio hot sauce is the latest to sue a marijuana company for alleged trademark infringement.

Tapatio Foods LLC has filed two separate complaints in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of …

Vermont says CBD should be taxed, unlike MMJ or other drugs

Kristen Nichols  | October 18, 2017

Vermont is charging sales taxes on CBD, a departure from the state’s position on medical marijuana and other drugs.

A recent ruling by Vermont’s Department of Taxes stated that “cannabidiol products do not qualify as ‘drugs'” and should be taxed Vermont’s 6% sales and use tax.

Medical marijuana, on the other hand, is exempt …

Alberta’s rec cannabis blueprint leaves door open to private retailers, MJ clubs and lounges

Matt Lamers  | October 5, 2017

By Matt Lamers

Alberta’s proposed framework to regulate marijuana leaves open the possibility private companies could sell adult-use products, a move that would be a boon for businesses wanting to participate in the province's retail sector.

The provincial government also signaled it is open to marijuana cafes and lounges, which would provide more opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Medical marijuana company wants Florida to jump-start edibles sales

Bart Schaneman  | October 3, 2017

A medical marijuana company in Florida wants the state to speed up the process that would allow MMJ businesses to process and sell edibles.

Surterra Florida – which is based in Atlanta but possesses MMJ business licenses in Florida – is “demanding” that state regulators begin making rules for a new law that …

Colorado marijuana edibles makers bracing for new standards

Kristen Nichols  | September 26, 2017

By Kristen Nichols

Colorado’s ban on edible marijuana products shaped like animals, humans or fruits takes effect Oct. 1 – but manufacturers say they’re prepared for the change.

The 2016 law, which bans certain shapes of edibles, was spurred by concerns children may be attracted to gummies or hard lozenges in forms associated with common candies.

Tuatara invests $3.3 million in Colorado cannabis extracts firm

Bart Schaneman  | September 13, 2017

Tuatara Capital, a New York-based canna-centric investment private equity fund, has invested $3.3 million in marijuana extracts company Green Dot Labs.

Boulder, Colorado-based Green Dot Labs initially had sought to raise $2.6 million in its Series A round, but Tuatara supplied all of the funding – and then some – a spokeswoman …

Dixie Brands pulling out of Arizona medical cannabis market

John Schroyer  | August 29, 2017

Colorado-based Dixie Brands, a major multistate edibles producer, is poised to pull out of Arizona indefinitely after entering the medical marijuana market there roughly a year ago.

“As of September 1, we will officially be out of the Arizona market,” a company executive wrote in an email to Dixie distributors in Arizona. Marijuana Business Daily obtained …

Week in Review: Privateer’s big marijuana raise, Dixie’s edibles recall & a Roger Stone-spurred boycott

John Schroyer  | August 25, 2017

By Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

Privateer Holdings raises $58 million for expansion of marijuana facilities, Dixie Elixirs recalls some edibles products, and Roger Stone’s role as a keynote speaker leads to boycotts of a cannabis conference.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Colorado marijuana companies brace for flood of cannabis from outdoor grows

Bart Schaneman  | August 24, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

With some of the largest licensed outdoor grow facilities in the country, Pueblo County produces a significant amount of Colorado’s wholesale marijuana – and this year’s harvest could be its biggest.

It’s understandable, then, that indoor and greenhouse wholesale growers across Colorado might be worried about a possible flood of product this fall.