Edibles/Infused Products

Dixie Elixirs recalls some marijuana edibles in Colorado

John Schroyer  | August 22, 2017

Dixie Elixirs, one of the biggest names in the edibles business, has issued a voluntary recall for six products in Colorado because of potentially unsafe non-food-grade essential oils.

Left Bank LLC, which does business as Dixie Elixirs in Colorado, recalled four recreational cannabis products and two that are medical, including specific batches of Dixie mints, …

Prepping for California’s evolving edibles arena: Q&A with Auntie Dolores founder Julianna Carella

Omar Sacirbey  | August 10, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

Since founding Auntie Dolores’ edibles company in Oakland nearly a decade ago, Julianna Carella has seen many changes in California’s medical marijuana sector, particularly in infused products.

She says California has made great strides in nine years – “the labs didn’t know how to test edibles” – but more must be done.

Cresco, Kiva Confections partner to sell MMJ edibles in Illinois

Roger Fillion  | May 11, 2017

Medical marijuana grower and processor Cresco Labs has struck a partnership with edibles makers Kiva Confections to sell the California company’s infused chocolate products in Illinois.

Illinois-based Cresco said in a news release the Kiva merchandise will join Cresco’s existing line of MMJ edibles, which includes cannabis-infused sweets created by

From Big Pharma to the cannabis industry: Q&A with PharmaCann’s Chris Diorio

Omar Sacirbey  | March 28, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

If marijuana business entrepreneurs are wondering whether pharmaceutical professionals might be interested in jumping over to cannabis, the answer is a resounding yes.

Take Chris Diorio, a 25-year pharma industry veteran who recently made such a move, becoming director of research and development for PharmaCann of New York.

Cannabis public use measures could spur MJ sales, businesses

Bart Schaneman  | March 16, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

From Alaska to Massachusetts, a number of states are weighing measures to allow people to consume cannabis in public places such as clubs and other venues.

Legalizing cannabis clubs and other venues for public consumption could spur MJ sales and create new business opportunities, said industry officials.

Wall Street takes notice of marijuana: Q&A with cannabis analyst Vivien Azer

Omar Sacirbey  | February 21, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

Vivien Azer, apparently the first cannabis analyst at a mainstream investment bank, is bullish on the marijuana industry.

And her confidence in the market is a significant reflection of how Wall Street views cannabis. Azer is an analyst at Cowen and Co., a New York investment bank founded in 1918.

Colorado infused products licenses skyrocket as MJ companies diversify

John Schroyer  | February 15, 2017

By John Schroyer

The number of licensed infused cannabis product manufacturers in Colorado has exploded in recent years, state records show.

The surge reflects Colorado's lack of business license caps, a resulting oversupply of marijuana, and retailers and growers diversifying into new products to boost margins in one of the nation's most competitive cannabis markets.

Washington state’s MJ edibles labeling rules target child safety

Bart Schaneman  | February 14, 2017

All edible marijuana products sold in Washington state must now carry a warning on the label notifying consumers they are “not for kids.”

The state requirement, which took effect Tuesday for marijuana-infused foods and soft drinks, consists of a red hand, the written warning and the Washington Poison Center’s telephone number, The News Tribune of Tacoma …

Breaking down borders: The rise of US-Canada cannabis partnerships

Omar Sacirbey  | February 8, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

The Green Solution, a large retail marijuana chain in Colorado, wanted a foothold in Canada’s expected recreational cannabis market. OrganiGram, among the growing number of federally licensed Canadian growers, needed know-how and a name.

And so was born a partnership indicative of the growing synergy between the U.S. and Canadian cannabis industries.

Alcohol beverage giant Constellation eyes cannabis

Omar Sacirbey  | November 11, 2016

The giant beverage company that owns Corona beer and Svedka vodka is considering entering the cannabis industry via MJ-laced libations, a sign that other big players in the alcohol business may eye cannabis as an opportunity rather than a threat.

Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands confirmed in an interview with Bloomberg that his corporation is …