Infused Products & Extraction

Edibles Among Top Foodie Trends for 2015

Marijuana-infused goodies are going mainstream. Cannabis cookies, cakes and candies join fresh-food delivery, high-end tea and locally grown yogurt as some of the top trends for foodies in 2015, according to Specialty Food News, a trade publication covering the $88.3 billion specialty foods market. “Retailers and foodservice businesses are already offering infused candies, pastries, and […]

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For Entrepreneurs, New York Medical Marijuana Program a Work in Progress

By John Schroyer The New York Compassionate Care Act, signed into law this past July, finally brings the state into the medical marijuana fold. The measure will create an infrastructure around the production and sale of cannabis-infused products, allowing entrepreneurs to tap a new MMJ market. But the program is limited from a business

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Minnesota Selects 2 Companies to Receive MMJ Business Licenses

Minnesota has chosen the two companies that will grow, process and distribute medical cannabis under the state’s new limited MMJ program. LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions were selected to cultivate medical marijuana, process it into pill or liquid form and distribute the medicine via a total of eight dispensaries. The Minnesota Department of Health […]

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More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, a medical marijuana farm and six dispensaries were granted initial approval by Chicago’s Zoning Board of Appeals. The board can approve up to 13 dispensaries for the city, but just one cultivator. Last month, three would-be dispensaries won special use permits […]

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Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might still decide to ban the industry from setting up shop. Ballot Measure 2 – which legalized recreational cannabis sales in Alaska – passed with just over 52% of the vote earlier this month, but an Anchorage Assembly member wants to […]

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Privateer Holdings, Bob Marley’s Estate Enter Partnership

Bob Marley’s family will lend the reggae legend’s name and face to a company that sells marijuana strains smoked by the famous musician, and cannabis-infused topicals and accessories similar to those he used. Seattle-based Privateer Holdings will own Marley Natural, which will have its headquarters in New York’s lower east side but will make and […]

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Edibles Regulation Agreement Eludes Working Group

A Colorado working group that gathered to better regulate edibles ended without reaching a consensus. The group, which includes both sides of the debate – legislators looking to regulate the industry and makers of marijuana-infused edibles — had been meeting for months. Instead of one or two narrowly focused recommendations, the group instead submitted more […]

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CO Still Not Done Cracking Down on Edibles?

Marijuana-infused edibles manufacturers have been dealing with round after round of new regulations as the recreational market in Colorado grows and changes. On Monday, a state commission is slated to discuss even more possible rules. According to the Associated Press, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment will propose that the state require “pre-market approval” […]

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Marijuana Business Conference Wrap-Up: Banking, Federal Legalization, Marketing, Investing & More

By Marijuana Business Daily staff If you want to open a bank account, seek out smaller financial institutions. If you’re looking to boost customer loyalty, engage in socially responsible business practices. And if you’re hoping to attract more women as customers, stop using packaging and advertisements that they find offensive. These are some of the many […]

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Experts: Big Tobacco, Pharma & Alcohol Coming for Marijuana Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus The tobacco, pharmaceutical and alcohol industries are looking to get into the marijuana industry and plan to capitalize on the leverage those already in the cannabis space have built, several experts speaking at the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo said on Friday. “The inconvenient truth is that Big Tobacco is coming […]

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Cannabusiness Insurance Tip: Get a Retroactive Provision Included

If a cannabis company is looking at switching insurance carriers, it’s important to read the fine print. That was one of the lessons Patrick McManamon, of Cannasure Insurance Services, imparted to the audience at the 3rd Annual Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas on Wednesday. (Note: The Conference is produced by Marijuana Business […]

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Nevada Awards 371 Preliminary MMJ Business Licenses

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services on Monday awarded 55 preliminary licenses for dispensaries and more than 300 permits for other types of medical cannabis businesses. The state was particularly generous to companies looking to establish marijuana cultivation sites, approving 182 applicants who want to grow cannabis. It also granted 117 licenses for […]

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