Marijuana Edibles & Infused Products

Canadian marijuana industry targets alcohol, mainstream executives to steer growth

Cannabis corporations in Canada are ramping up their drive to hire executives from the alcohol, tobacco and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sectors to help steer aggressive growth strategies. Personnel in these sectors have experience getting brands on shelves and into the hands of consumers, so they are highly attractive to leaders in the burgeoning cannabis industry […]

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WA cannabis regulators OK new deadline for packaging, labeling and design rules

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis board voted Wednesday to give marijuana retailers, cultivators and concentrates and infused product manufacturers until Jan. 1, 2020, to comply with all packaging, labeling and design rules that regulators approved last year.   The new regulations: Require an additional universal symbol on packaging for all marijuana products. Restrict all […]

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Oklahoma governor OKs rules for cannabis-infused food products

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin approved new labeling, packaging and testing rules for food products that include medical marijuana. The new rules require marijuana-infused food and beverage makers to comply with the state’s current food safety laws as well as the labeling and packaging laws for available cannabis products. The regulations also require edibles makers to […]

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Report: CA-backed bank for marijuana businesses would face insurmountable hurdles

California would likely lose money and face overwhelming federal barriers if it tried to create a state-backed bank to help cannabis businesses navigate banking challenges, according to a report released by the state treasurer. The report puts an end for now to hopes the state could find a banking solution for marijuana businesses. Since marijuana […]

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Americans eye Canada’s cannabis edibles market, but wary of costly regulations

U.S. marijuana companies are keeping a close eye on the development of Canada’s edibles sector, but executives say the regulations proposed by Health Canada will be burdensome for manufacturers – and ultimately make them less competitive with the illicit market. Canada’s health department unveiled its proposed rules for edible cannabis and infused beverages, extracts and topicals […]

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Canada’s draft regulations for cannabis edibles ban alcohol brands, cap THC

Canada’s health department unveiled its draft regulations for edible cannabis and infused beverages, extracts and topicals, to establish parameters for a new wave of businesses and entrepreneurs aiming to capitalize on the country’s marijuana industry. The formal draft regulations will be published in the Canada Gazette, the government’s official newspaper, on Dec. 22, and businesses and the […]

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California marijuana industry braces for ‘another enormous burden’ from next phase of testing costs

A new round of regulations in California will cause laboratory testing fees to increase more than 40%-55% for some of the state’s licensed cannabis cultivators as well as makers of concentrates and infused products, according to industry experts. The so-called Phase 3 rules take effect Dec. 31. They require all harvested cannabis and marijuana products […]

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Budweiser maker AB InBev teams with Tilray in $100 million deal to research marijuana-infused drinks

Two commercial giants from the worlds of beer and marijuana are teaming up to spend $100 million to research cannabis-infused beverages, the latest deal to pair a Canadian cannabis company with a major maker of alcoholic beverages. Belgium-based AB InBev (NYSE: BUD), which includes Budweiser in its huge portfolio of beer brands, is partnering with […]

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Medical marijuana producer sues New Mexico over infused product rules

New Mexico’s largest medical cannabis producer is suing the state health department over regulations that govern edibles, salves, lotions and other products infused with marijuana. Bernalillo-based Ultra Health contends the agency doesn’t have the authority to license legal cannabis manufacturers, which take the raw material from producers and turn it into infused products. The manufacturer […]

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Pesticides spur MA medical marijuana retail closures; 700 batches failed CA testing

Cannabis cultivators, product manufacturers, retailers and laboratories coast-to-coast are facing closure, failed mandatory tests and increased scrutiny from regulators over pesticide concerns. In Massachusetts, the state’s health department ordered medical marijuana dispensaries in Mashpee and Plymouth to shut because of concerns a cultivation facility used pesticides, which is prohibited for MMJ cultivation under state regulations. According […]

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