Infused Products & Extraction

Dixie Brands pulling out of Arizona medical cannabis market

Colorado-based Dixie Brands, a major multistate edibles producer, is poised to pull out of Arizona indefinitely after entering the medical marijuana market there roughly a year ago. “As of September 1, we will officially be out of the Arizona market,” a company executive wrote in an email to Dixie distributors in Arizona. Marijuana Business Daily obtained […]

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Colorado marijuana companies brace for flood of cannabis from outdoor grows

By Bart Schaneman With some of the largest licensed outdoor grow facilities in the country, Pueblo County produces a significant amount of Colorado’s wholesale marijuana – and this year’s harvest could be its biggest. It’s understandable, then, that indoor and greenhouse wholesale growers across Colorado might be worried about a possible flood of product this fall. 

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Dixie Elixirs recalls some marijuana edibles in Colorado

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, […]

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Cresco, Kiva Confections partner to sell MMJ edibles in Illinois

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 Chicago pastry chef Mindy Segal. […]

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

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.

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Cannabis public use measures could spur MJ sales, businesses

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.

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

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.

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Colorado infused products licenses skyrocket as MJ companies diversify

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.

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Washington state’s MJ edibles labeling rules target child safety

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 reported. Marijuana […]

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