Infused Products & Extraction

Colorado marijuana edibles maker Wana Brands expands into Arizona

As the first step of a plan to expand into six marijuana states in 2018, edibles maker Wana Brands has established a presence in Arizona.

According to a news release, the Colorado company’s gummies are now available in medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state.

Wana Brands’ products will be manufactured and distributed through an agreement with AltMed Arizona.

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Canadian marijuana producers have bankrolled more than enough capacity to meet rec demand

If a recreational marijuana shortage materializes in Canada come 2019 – as most industry observers predict – don’t blame Health Canada, which more than doubled the number of production licenses it granted in 2017.

Instead, look to regional supply imbalances – possibly in provinces that opt to sell adult-use cannabis through government-run retail outlets – and producers who fail to live up to their cultivation targets.

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Privateer adds marijuana edibles company The Goodship to its portfolio

Privateer Holdings has added an edibles company to its portfolio of marijuana businesses, marking the Seattle company’s first foray into the infused products sector. According to a news release, The Goodship, a Seattle-based marijuana edibles company, said it had agreed to join Privateer’s “family of brands.” Terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. The news release said the […]

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Week in Review: Marijuana fund raises, more Maryland dispensaries & Alaska edibles maker shut down

Two ancillary marijuana companies announce huge fund raises, Maryland approves 12 more medical cannabis dispensaries, and Alaska regulators shut down an edibles company. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Sign of the times? Significant capital raises by a pair of cannabis-focused technology companies portend what […]

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Alaska shuts down marijuana edibles maker for multiple alleged violations

In an unprecedented move, Alaska’s marijuana control agency is revoking the license of a marijuana edibles manufacturer that was accused of selling moldy products. The state’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office board voted unanimously to revoke the license of Fairbanks-based Frozen Budz and to fine the company $500,000, the Juneau Empire reported. Erika McConnell, director of […]

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Tripp Keber resigns as CEO of marijuana edibles powerhouse Dixie Brands for new role

One of the more colorful and well-known executives in the marijuana industry is handing over the reins of the Denver company he helped transform into an edibles powerhouse with national reach.

Tripp Keber, the co-founder and CEO of Dixie Brands, resigned from the company Friday afternoon, effective immediately, to assume a new role in the marijuana industry.

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Marijuana entrepreneurs already lining up for New Jersey’s looming recreational market

New Jersey can’t even begin the recreational cannabis legalization process until mid-January, but marijuana entrepreneurs across the country are descending on the Garden State in hopes of getting a first-mover’s advantage in what could become one of the most buoyant markets on the East Coast. Indeed, many marijuana businesses already have a presence in New Jersey, […]

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Alaska suspends marijuana edibles maker’s license during probe

One of the first infused product manufacturers in Alaska has been forced to halt operations because of an allegation it may have bypassed required lab testing for some of its edibles.

Fairbanks-based Frozen Budz on Monday was ordered to cease production when the state Marijuana Control Board suspended the company’s manufacturing license until the board can complete an investigation into the potency levels of its edibles, the Daily News-Miner reported.

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Iowa awards low-potency medical marijuana production license

Iowa has chosen its sole low-potency medical marijuana manufacturer, a new Des Moines company led by owners of an Iowa food-ingredient maker. MedPharm Iowa is expected to get the state’s only marijuana production license, according to the Des Moines Register. The production license is the byproduct of an expansion of Iowa’s MMJ law earlier this year […]

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New rules would have major impact on most Canadian cannabis businesses

A new set of regulatory proposals has been released by Health Canada that would have wide-ranging implications for most businesses in Canada’s marijuana industry — and even many stuck in the gray market. The regulations would facilitate the coming into force of the Cannabis Act – which is still subject to parliamentary approval – and […]

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Ontario unveils proposed law to regulate recreational marijuana

Ontario became the first province in Canada to introduce legislation to regulate the sale and distribution of recreational marijuana and, in doing so, promised to impose million-dollar fines on privately owned dispensaries that refuse to close their doors. The province’s marijuana monopoly will be known as the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC), according to the […]

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Wana Brands plans to stretch its footprint to nine cannabis markets

Colorado-based edibles maker Wana Brands announced a planned expansion into six new marijuana states by the end of 2018, another example of how the cannabis industry is increasingly becoming a national business. Wana, which already has products available in Nevada and Oregon aside from its home state, will be in Arizona sometime this month, according […]

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