Infused Products & Extraction

Puerto Rico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Puerto Rico’s governor unexpectedly on Sunday signed an executive order allowing medical marijuana use – but where it will be grown, how it will be distributed and which ailments can legally be treated are still up in the air. The executive order gives the secretary of health the authority to “intervene extensively” with the island’s […]

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Chart of the Week: Denver’s 4/20 Tourism Bonanza

By Becky Olson It’s April 20, and the nation’s first two recreational cannabis markets appear to be benefiting from a solid tourism bump tied to today’s annual marijuana celebration. The increase is most pronounced in Colorado, where searches for Denver-area hotels this past weekend surged 60% from the 4/20 weekend last year, according to Hotels.com. […]

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On Eve of First 4/20, Washington Marijuana Stores Looking to Lure Big Crowds

By Tony C. Dreibus Cannabis shops in Washington State are rolling out the red carpet for consumers looking to take part in the first 4/20 celebrations since recreational marijuana became legal in the state last summer. Store owners anticipate a very profitable weekend ahead of April 20 – the actual “holiday” falls on a Monday […]

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Oregon May Push Back Edibles Sales to 2017

Companies that make edibles may not be able to sell into Oregon’s legal recreational cannabis market until 2017 due to difficulties crafting laws governing these types of products, which could put a big damper on overall initial rec marijuana sales in the state. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has asked the state Legislature to […]

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Washington Senate Votes To Eliminate Marijuana Excise Taxes

There may be a glimmer of hope for what is widely considered an untenable tax structure in Washington State. The Washington State Senate passed a bill removing the excise tax on recreational marijuana sales by producers and processors, and will tax only retail sales. As it stands, a 25% excise tax at three transfer points: […]

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Potency Isn’t the Future of Cannabis

As marijuana use broadens across the age and culture spectrum, the products that will get the most traction are not the ones that get the most attention: namely, very high potency cannabis. Rather, many of the more popular products will be – and already are – much milder, according to one San Francisco blog that […]

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Alaska To Allow Edibles, Concentrates After Amendment Fails

Edibles and oils won’t be banned in Alaska when the state’s rec market opens. On Monday, the state senate has shot down an amendment that would have made concentrates illegal. The rule, which would have taken effect in two years, was dropped from regulations under consideration by Alaska lawmakers to the govern the state’s recreational […]

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CO Legislature Moves To Establish Marijuana Testing References

Under a new bill in the Colorado Legislature, the state would create established testing standards for cannabis. The measure, House Bill 1283, would set up a “reference library” for labs to help ensure that methodologies and therefore testing results become more uniform across the state. Currently, testing is required for recreational marijuana but not medical. […]

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Repeal of CO Edibles Packaging Rules Dies in Committee

Edibles makers took a hit Wednesday when a bill that would’ve repealed stringent packaging requirements was shot down by the Colorado state senate. The bill, which was unanimously rejected by the committee of senators considering the proposal, would’ve repealed a 2014 requirement that says all infused edibles must be “clearly identifiable, when practicable, with a […]

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Ups and Downs in the Canadian MMJ Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus New regulations in Canada designed to improve access to higher quality medical cannabis have shaken up the market. The rules have left some patients with few options to purchase and consume their medication, leading to several lawsuits. Meanwhile, the licensed cultivators and sellers who are now responsible for supplying safe, tested […]

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Impacts of Alaska’s Rec Law Continue to Spread

An Alaska town has rolled back laws surrounding marijuana use and possession amid fears the local ordinances may violate state law. The Wasilla, Alaska, city council removed a law prohibiting cooking infused edibles in home kitchens in its city limits, and also axed a 2-ounce limit on the amount of cannabis that can be carried […]

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