Infused Products & Extraction

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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Canadian MMJ producer awarded Colombian business license

Canadian medical cannabis producer Pharmacielo has secured a license to manufacture MMJ products in Colombia, the first of what will likely be many companies to win a permit in the Latin American country. In fact, Colombia could prove a fertile business opportunity for many expansion-minded cannabis companies from around the globe. “There is no limit on […]

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Oregon Marijuana Edibles Makers Ramping Up Production

Edibles producers in Oregon are increasing production after a strong start to recreational marijuana sales earlier this month. While recreational sales of flower began in Oregon last October, edibles, extracts and topicals were only allowed to be sold to adult-use customers starting June 2. A state economist predicted a 10%-15% recreational sales increase early in […]

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Vermont MMJ Dispensaries Expecting Big Jump in Patient Counts

By Omar Sacirbey Vermont’s small medical marijuana industry could see its patient count more than double after the state added chronic pain to the list of conditions treatable with MMJ. As a result, cannabis businesses are now weighing how best to ramp up production to meet the increased demand.

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Week in Review: IL expanding medical cannabis, OR milestone & CA MMJ revamp

By Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer Illinois moves to give its medical marijuana industry a boost, Oregon marks a milestone in its adult-use cannabis industry, and California lawmakers embark on a revamp of the state’s MMJ market. Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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Ancillary Tech Firm Raises $410k for Infusion Projects

A Seattle-based startup that focuses on technology to infuse products such as sugar with THC has raised $410,000 to help fund its growth. DeepCell Industries, which isn’t a marijuana plant-touching company but stays strictly on the tech-development side, licenses its technology to cannabis product manufacturers, according to GeekWire. The company already has trademarked tech licensed […]

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