Infused Products & Extraction

Tuatara invests $3.3 million in Colorado cannabis extracts firm

Tuatara Capital, a New York-based canna-centric investment private equity fund, has invested $3.3 million in marijuana extracts company Green Dot Labs. Boulder, Colorado-based Green Dot Labs initially had sought to raise $2.6 million in its Series A round, but Tuatara supplied all of the funding – and then some – a spokeswoman for the extracts […]

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Another MMJ edibles company temporarily leaving Arizona

Just days after news broke that Dixie Brands is leaving the Arizona medical marijuana market, another prominent edibles company said it’s doing the same – though for different reasons. California-based Bhang Chocolate is losing its local licensee, Harvest of Arizona, meaning it won’t have anyone on the ground in the state to produce and distribute […]

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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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