OLCC Notice of Public Hearing: Alternating Proprietors Package

production of hash oil

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will be holding a Public Hearing to address amending OAR 845-025-3250 and adopting 845-05-3255 - Alternating Proprietors Package. As OLCC staff has begun licensing cannabinoid edible processors, staff has discovered that many processor do not own a commercial kitchen to produce their products. Instead, as is common in the catering industry, many Read the full article…

First License For Concentrated Cannabis Manufacturing in California Granted

Landrace Ventures

CALIFORNIA: In a unanimous vote, the Richmond City, California Council awarded the first license for the legal manufacture of concentrated cannabis in California to Indigo Therapeutics, a legal cannabis company owned by Landrace Venture Fund. The license allows Indigo to begin producing cannabis concentrates immediately in quantities that make the company the state’s largest manufacturer of concentrates. “We’re Read the full article…

Five Major Types of Extraction 2.0 Clarified

The most controversial part of the article was the section dealing with the alleged
toxicity of co2 extracts so I will address that first along with toxicity issues
regarding the other methods mentioned.

By Fritz Chess, Founder/Chief Scientist, Eden Labs WASHINGTON: I have been asked to respond to a recent article by Dr. Rien Havens in regards to the safety and efficiency of various Cannabis extraction methods. As the founder of Eden Labs, I have worked with all the methods in the article and our company builds extractors Read the full article…

Striking Oil: The Business of Edibles, Topicals and Concentrates Is Jan 21st In Tacoma, WA

“Striking Oil: The Business of Concentrates, Edibles, and Topicals.”

The Marijuana Business Association and Front Runner, powered by TetraTrak, have announced their first Professional Seminar of 2016: “Striking Oil: The Business of Concentrates, Edibles, and Topicals.” The half-day MJBA Professional Seminar takes place on Thursday, January 21st, 2016,1PM-6PM, at the Red Lion Hotel in Tacoma, WA. Hosted by The Marijuana Business Association and business intelligence firm Front Runner, “Striking Oil” will provide I-502 Producers, Processors, Retailers, and Read the full article…

Oregon’s Hot Hash Oil Market Drives Demand For Marijuana ‘Trim’

Once considered garbage, trim has transformed into gold, fetching up to $400 a pound.

OREGON:  Cameron Yee opened a gallon-sized plastic bag of dried leaves from a popular strain of cannabis called Lemon Haze. He thrust his hand into the bag and gave the leaves a vigorous stir. As recently as a few years ago, the small leaves snipped from harvested cannabis flowers ended up in the trash. After Read the full article…

Some Oregon Marijuana CO2 Extracts Contain High Levels of Possible Carcinogen

The lack of lab standards has led many advocates to work on new legislation and to ensure that a regulated, legalized system would mandate proper standards, something that would carry over to the medical regime.

OREGON:  The Oregon cannabis community was rocked when The Oregonian’s Noelle Crombie released her in-depth report on the lack of standards regarding the testing of marijuana products in Oregon. Crombie, who regularly reports on all things cannabis was noticeably absent from the scene for a bit, causing many to wonder what she was up to. When “A Read the full article…

What’s The Status Of Alaska’s Rules On Cannabis Concentrates?

It appears at this point that cannabis concentrates will be available for Alaskans once the licenses to produce, test and sell them are granted.

ALASKA:  Well, Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board has released the third package of proposed regulations and held meetings in Anchorage on Monday and Tuesday. Regulators heard feedback and discussed the rules taking shape for Alaska’s legal cannabis industry. Today, we’ll look at a question related to some of those rules under development. “Fishboy from Juneau” asks: “Will extracts like Read the full article…

Legal Pot Competes With Dangerous Hash-Oil Black Market

While hash oil can be purchased at many medical-marijuana dispensaries, some people seek to produce it through illicit, dangerous means.

OREGON:  Amy Zimmerman’s left calf was covered in second-degree burns after a Memorial Day campfire accident. To help heal the burns, she applied a medicinal salve made with hash oil. The results were better than she had expected. “My doctor was impressed, saying, ‘What did you use?’” She flashed her calf, its new skin pink Read the full article…

New Marijuana Trend Sends Smokers To Burn Units

Since retail pot was legalized one year ago, the number of explosions at home THC extraction labs has more than doubled to 32 statewide.

COLORADO:  For marijuana enthusiasts in Colorado, 420, a common nickname for pot, is old news. The new code number is 710. Flip the digits upside down and you get “oil,” a reference to oil-based cannabis concentrates. This wildly potent wax-like substance is one of the fastest growing segments of the marijuana industry. The psychoactive component in Read the full article…

Washington House Passes Bill To Allow Hash Sales

Jim Andersen, left, displays butane hash oil to Mike Steenhout, comptroller of Washington's Liquor Control Board, at a marijuana growing facility in Seattle.

WASHINGTON: Washington state’s Legislature has passed a bill to allow sales of marijuana concentrates like hash oil at state-licensed pot shops. House Bill 2304 also tweaks Washington’s legal marijuana law to allow marijuana processors to sell to other processors. For example, a processor who specializes in making marijuana extracts could provide those to bakers who might Read the full article…