Infused Products & Extraction

CO Report on Impact of Marijuana Use Could Hurt MJ Industry

A 188-page report issued in Colorado that highlights the negative health effects of marijuana use could give anti-cannabis groups fodder to oppose legalization and the MJ industry itself. The report – spearheaded by a panel of doctors under a directive from state lawmakers – says that marijuana impairs memory, may increase psychotic disorders in children […]

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VT Lawmakers Ponder Stricter Edibles Rules

Edibles producers in Vermont may soon have to invest in a host of upgrades to their products and processes, which could prove costly and time consuming. State policymakers are considering a bill that would implement new rules on medical marijuana edibles, including requirements that such products use child-resistant packaging and feature dosing information on labels, […]

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CO Rec Stores Unloading Edibles Inventory

In advance of new regulations for infused products in Colorado, many recreational stores in the state are slashing prices on edibles to avoid having to destroy them in a few days. One shop, for example, is selling a Dixie Elixirs infused drink that normally retails at $22.50 for just $7, according to the Cannabist. Starting […]

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Pennsylvania MMJ Efforts Get Big Boost from Governor

The chances that Pennsylvania could become one of the next states to legalize medical marijuana improved markedly this week. Gov. Tom Wolf (pictured), who took office this month, has come out in support of MMJ, saying he will sign a bill to legalize medical marijuana if it passes the state Legislature. That’s a big departure […]

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Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air to support Alaska’s recreational marijuana legalization effort is at it again. Charlo Greene plans to open a pseudo-dispensary in downtown Anchorage on Feb. 24, the day rec possession and consumption formally become legal in the state, according to the Alaska […]

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California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced that it has solidified a deal with FoxBarry Development Company to build a 90,000 square foot indoor cultivation center for medical marijuana on its land north of San Francisco, in Mendocino County. Construction is slated to begin next month, and operations […]

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1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that plans on issuing a total of 10 business licenses received roughly 1,608 applications in a three-week period in January. Adams County officials accepted applications between Jan. 2 and 22 for three retail marijuana shops, three cultivation facilities, three infused products […]

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Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with roughly $1.5 billion in 2013, ranking cannabis as the fastest-growing industry in the United States, according to a new report. The study estimates that sales will grow another 32% in 2015 and hit $11 billion annually by 2019, the Huffington […]

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3rd Annual Marijuana Business & Investor Survey Underway

Marijuana Business Media has launched its annual survey of cannabis professionals to gather key financial, operational, business and market data about the booming MJ industry in the United States. Cannabis business owners, executives, investors and entrepreneurs can take the online survey here. The survey – which is completely anonymous – covers everything from startup costs […]

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Colorado’s MMJ Program Up for Renewal

Marijuana will likely be a hot topic among lawmakers in Colorado this year, as the state’s medical cannabis program is up for renewal. The current law expires this year, which gives the state an opportunity to make some changes. Legislators will likely consider making lab testing mandatory for medical cannabis products, according to the Associated […]

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Newest Infused Product: Cannabis Lubricant

It seems there’s no limit to what can be infused with THC. Starting next week, Colorado consumers will be able to purchase a marijuana-infused lubricant called Foria, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The product has been on sale in California for several months in MMJ dispensaries and cooperatives, but is only now making its […]

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