Infused Products & Extraction

20 people to watch in 2018

The cannabis industry is poised for huge growth in 2018 thanks in part to the expected launch of several massive new marijuana markets such as California and Canada, which will generate billions of dollars in sales and create tens of thousands of business opportunities.

The changing business climate will lead to new challenges, struggles and, potentially, failures for companies and the individuals behind them.

As we hurtle into 2018, the editorial staff at Marijuana Business Magazine – which is published by Marijuana Business Daily – singled out 20 executives in the cannabis space who bear watching in the year ahead.

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Colorado hemp grower wins processing appeal

A western Colorado town is changing its land development rules to allow CBD extraction from hemp, a change prompted by a hemp grower who appealed zoning rules that allowed him to grow hemp but not process it. David Cox, who is licensed to grow 100 acres of hemp, successfully argued that processing hemp is similar […]

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Bronnor marijuana vape pens recalled in Colorado over ethanol concerns

Colorado-based Bronnor Corp. has voluntarily recalled cannabis vaporizer pens over concerns about possible ethanol contamination.

The Colorado Department of Taxation issued a public safety advisory Jan. 24 stemming from potentially unsafe levels of residual ethanol in a Bronnor-manufactured product, Bullet Concentrates, according to Denver alternative weekly Westword.

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Demand for medical marijuana is surging in Germany

Demand for medical marijuana in Germany is surging, opening new opportunities for overseas companies. Canadian MMJ companies, in particular, have been quick to position themselves to meet a supply shortfall in Germany. By the end of 2017, a total of 13,000 patients had applied for medical marijuana reimbursements from three large health insurance companies, Rheinische Post reported. […]

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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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