Marijuana Edibles & Infused Products

Cannabis Sativa Adds Another Former Political Bigwig

Some say that business and politics don’t mix, but one cannabis company is betting they go together just fine. Cannabis Sativa – headed by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson – announced that ex-Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel will head its subsidiary Kush, which develops infused products. Cannabis Sativa acquired Kush last summer. Gravel – a […]

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Illinois MMJ Market to Include Kids

The much-anticipated medical marijuana market in Illinois – population 13 million – will include children and teens. That’s good news for companies that wind up getting business licenses in the state and could fuel the market for infused products, since children won’t be allowed access to smokeable cannabis. It could also give a big boost to […]

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Low-Potency Edibles, CBD Offerings & Discreet Paraphernalia Among Top Sellers in 2014

By Tony C. Dreibus With 2014 being the first year of legal medical marijuana in several states and recreational cannabis in others, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that products containing small amounts of THC ranked as some of the biggest sellers at dispensaries and retail shops this year. Lower-potency edibles were particularly popular in […]

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Concentrates Qualify as MMJ in California, Court Rules

Cannabis concentrates producers in California can relax – their businesses are safe. A three-judge appellate court has ruled unanimously that cannabis concentrates, including dabs, are legally qualified as medical marijuana, according to the Sacramento Bee. The legal status of concentrates came up in court after an MMJ patient was arrested last year and charged with […]

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Michigan MMJ Bills Sputter, Leaving Industry in Limbo

Michigan sheriffs reportedly helped kill legislation on Thursday that would have allowed the legal return of medical marijuana dispensaries and edibles, according to MLive.com. The move leaves dozens of MMJ dispensaries hanging on by their fingernails, since they’re technically illegal even though Michigan allows medical marijuana use. Without regulation from the state, companies could be […]

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Marijuana Software, Technology Firms on Fire as Inventory Tracking Needs Grow

By John Schroyer As the marijuana trade has matured and moved into the limelight, one of the more pressing questions states and legitimate businesses are grappling with is how to track inventory. Keeping close tabs on marijuana and infused products decreases the opportunities for shady companies to skirt the law by diverting cannabis to the […]

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Chart of the Week: Top 5 Medical Marijuana States by Patient Density

By Jennifer Mann If you want to get an idea of which medical marijuana states offer the best business opportunities, take a look at the density of MMJ patients relative to the population. States with a higher concentration of patients often have thriving MMJ markets and offer a more welcoming climate for medical cannabis businesses.

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Washington City Passes Surprise Marijuana Moratorium

The Spokane Valley City Council unexpectedly passed a moratorium on marijuana businesses that don’t currently have licenses from the state, saying the industry has created a public health crisis. The move could impact existing medical marijuana dispensaries – which do not have licenses, because the state does not offer them for the MMJ industry – […]

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Alaska Legislator Wants Separate MJ Control Board

Oversight of Alaska marijuana businesses would fall under a proposed marijuana control agency and not the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) under a proposal by a state lawmaker. Sen. Lesil McGuire plans to introduce a bill that would form a board to govern the state cannabis industry when a ballot initiative that passed last […]

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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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