Edibles/Infused Products

Slow launch expected for Oregon’s full recreational marijuana market

By John Schroyer Oregon dispensaries hoping to fully tap the state’s recreational marijuana market may have to wait longer than initially expected. Many businesses had hoped to receive recreational marijuana licenses by now and start full sales in October, but it could take months for the lion’s share of them to get final approval. 

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Michigan legislature passes MMJ industry regulations

Michigan lawmakers at long last approved a set of sweeping regulations Wednesday for the state’s sizable medical marijuana industry, paving the way for a statewide oversight and licensing system for MMJ businesses. For years, Michigan’s legislature had failed to agree on a regulatory system that would stabilize Michigan’s MMJ trade. But lawmakers were finally able to pass a package of […]

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Michigan Senate passes statewide medical marijuana regulations

The Michigan state Senate has cleared the way for a new statewide regulatory system for the medical cannabis industry by passing a package of bills, the Detroit News reported. If the five related measures are all approved by the House and given the go-ahead by the governor, it could mean the beginning of a new […]

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Weedmaps highlights difficulties facing consumer review websites

By John Schroyer Weedmaps has long been a popular online destination for cannabis consumers seeking quality retailers, but recent press coverage questioning the company’s credibility underscores the pitfalls facing online review websites. A Los Angeles Times article last month suggested more than 60% of the consumer reviews appearing on Weedmaps were fake.

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AK board set to approve first rec marijuana retailers, manufacturers

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is meeting today and tomorrow to approve what will be the first licenses for recreational marijuana retailers and manufacturing facilities in the state. According to the board’s agenda, nearly 20 retail stores are listed for review, broadcaster KTVA reported. The Marijuana Control Board is expected to consider dozens of other marijuana […]

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Washington MJ company sets sights on Kroger, other mainstream retailers

By John Schroyer A Washington State marijuana entrepreneur may be close to getting her low-THC cannabis-based health and beauty product line on the shelves of retail titans such as Kroger-owned grocery stores. If successful, the development would further push cannabis-based products into the mainstream retail world.

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Infused MMJ products to go on sale in New Jersey for first time

A New Jersey medical marijuana dispensary has for the first time received state permission to produce and sell cannabis products other than raw flower. Compassionate Sciences Alternative Treatment Center, in Bellmawr, got word from the New Jersey Health Department on Friday that it will be allowed to manufacture and market infused lotion and lozenges. The […]

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Week in Review: Growth potential in New York, Oregon rec market red hot & MI stumbles

By John Schroyer New York’s health department recommends doubling the size of the state’s medical marijuana industry, Oregon recreational applications flood in as adult-use sales skyrocket, and Michigan’s MJ legal limbo may persist a few more years. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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Big shift in store for Los Angeles medical cannabis businesses

By John Schroyer Significant changes are on the way for Los Angeles’ sprawling, largely unregulated medical marijuana industry. City lawmakers are expected to place a measure on the local ballot next year to reform existing rules and create a new regulatory framework for the MMJ industry.

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Oregon receives over 1,300 rec business applications

Interest in Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry is off the charts. The state has received over 1,300 applications from companies that are hoping to obtain licenses to open recreational marijuana businesses. To date, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission – which is overseeing the coming recreational marijuana industry in the northwestern state – has issued about 200 licenses, according to […]

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Major infused products co. Bhang loses arbitration battle

A California arbitration panel has awarded an investment firm $1.875 million from a major infused-products and concentrates company, Bhang Chocolate. The panel said Oakland-based Bhang breached an agreement it had with Mentor Capital in Ramona, California, “by failing to deliver” shares of stock to the investment firm, Mentor Capital said in a news release. The […]

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CA City Sells Prison to Cannabis Extraction Company

The central California city of Coalinga has taken the unusual step of selling its former prison for $4.1 million to a cannabis company that will convert it into a medical marijuana oil extraction plant. The prison, which has sat unused for several years, was sold to Ocean Grown Extracts by the Coalinga City Council under […]

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