Infused Products & Extraction

Missouri Awards Hemp Cultivation Licenses

Missouri has joined the growing number of states legalizing CBD-based medicines. The state awarded cultivation and production licenses for hemp to two companies, Noah’s Arc Foundation and BeLEAF Corporation. Mitch Meyers, the head of BeLEAF, also has plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary near Chicago, according to a Missouri TV station. The licenses are […]

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Ben & Jerry’s Founders Open to MJ Infused Ice Cream

Although they don’t run the company anymore, the iconic founders of Ben & Jerry’s recently appear willing to back a line of marijuana-infused ice cream. “Makes sense to me,” Ben Cohen told The Huffington Post when asked if he would support such a move. “Combine your pleasures.” Cohen was the keynote speaker at the 2014 […]

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150K Pounds of Legal Marijuana Sold in CO Last Year

Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado sold nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana flower last year as overall demand for MJ soared in the nation’s first recreational market, according to a new report by the state’s Department of Revenue. The report shows that Colorado’s marijuana sector grew rapidly across the board in 2014, from the […]

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Alaska’s Largest City Enacts MJ Concentrates Rules

Alaska marijuana entrepreneurs who want to specialize in infused products or extracts will have to get a license to operate in Anchorage, the state’s largest city and likely its biggest cannabis market. Wary of independent operators who may not know what they’re doing, Anchorage city officials have decided to restrict the manufacture of cannabis concentrates […]

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California AG Says State Recreational Sales Inevitable

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who plans to make a run for a U.S. Senate seat, said she believes the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state is inevitable and that lawmakers must be diligent in crafting laws to regulate the industry. California isn’t exactly known for having a well-regulated cannabis industry, so legislators will […]

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Michigan Dispensary, Edibles Bills Back on Table

Michigan legislators are reviving bills that were shot down last year covering dispensaries, medical marijuana edibles and topicals. Lawmakers behind the bills say the state needs clear rules and regulations concerning “provisioning centers” – or dispensaries – where patients can get medical cannabis, according to the Detroit News. Under one measure, dispensaries would be subject […]

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Chart of the Week: Monthly Medical, Recreational Marijuana Sales in Colorado

By Marijuana Business Daily staff So much for initial concerns that recreational cannabis would end up being a novelty. The rec industry had a meteoric rise in Colorado, with sales matching and then surpassing medical marijuana revenues in the second half of 2014. All told, the rec industry topped MMJ sales in three months of […]

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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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