The Most Pernicious Marijuana Myth, Debunked

A new study is raising hackles about pot-laced edibles. The statistics really aren't as alarming as they seem.

COLORADO:  If you read the national headlines or watch the reports on TV, you’d think there was a dangerous epidemic sweeping the nation’s youngsters. According to a recent study, more kids are accidentally ingesting their parents’ cannabis, especially in states where the herb is legal. When marijuana-laced edibles are wrapped in darling packaging to look Read the full article…

Washington Sees Spike In Edible Marijuana Use In Children

Spokane Regional Health District said they got a report from the Washington Poison Center saying that around 30 percent of edible marijuana intoxication cases were children 5-years-old or younger.

WASHINGTON: A recently released report said Washington state has seen a spike in 2015 in children under 5-years-old exposed to edible marijuana. Marijuana edibles usually come in forms that could be attractive to kids – brownies, muffins, cookies, candy. Spokane Regional Health District said they got a report from the Washington Poison Center saying that Read the full article…

District Growers Brings First Ever ‘Marijuana Edible,’ Cold-Pressed Juice, To D.C.’s Medical Pot Market

D.C.’s medical marijuana market has its first “edible,” a cold-pressed cannabis-infused juice.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  D.C.’s medical marijuana market has its first “edible,” a cold-pressed cannabis-infused juice. Metropolitan Wellness Center, one of D.C.’s three medical marijuana dispensaries, is now stocking the line. “We have been eager to provide our members with a variety of alternatives when it comes to cannabis consumption,” Metropolitan Wellness Center founder Mike Cuthriell tells Cannabis Business Executive.

Edible Marijuana Labels Often Have Potency Wrong, Study Says

Most edibles in a recent study inaccurately described the amount of THC on their labels.

CALIFORNIA:  An analysis of 75 edible marijuana products sold to patients in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles found that labels on just 17 percent accurately described their levels of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient, researchers reported Tuesday. Sixty percent of the products had less THC than their packages advertised, and 23 percent of them had more Read the full article…

San Francisco’s First Marijuana ‘Baked Sale’ Shows That Edibles Are The Next Multimillion-Dollar Food Industry

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CALIFORNIA:  Last weekend, thousands from the Bay Area poured into the outdoor SoMa StrEAT Food Park for the Get Baked Sale, the first annual food rally for marijuana edibles enthusiasts. Cannabis is only legal for medicinal use in California, though momentum is growing among supporters who seek to legalize its recreational use in a 2016 ballot initiative. Attendees Read the full article…

Licensed Pot Producers Are Wary Of High Court Ruling On Edible Marijuana

Medical marijuana suppliers aren’t sure if Thursday’s Supreme Court decision legalizes making and selling edible cannabis products.

CANADA:  Marijuana-medicated brownies, teas and oils are now on the menu for patients who prefer ingesting their treatment, yet commercially licensed pot producers say a high court ruling doesn’t set out clear directions for them. Lawyers at the cannabis industry’s national association are hashing out the impact of a Supreme Court of Canada ruling on Read the full article…

Vancouver’s 4/20 Marijuana Smoke Fest Sees 64 Taken To Hospital

Vancouver’s 4/20 marijuana-smoking rally led to hospitalization for 64 revelers Monday.

CANADA:  Vancouver’s 4/20 marijuana-smoking rally led to hospitalization for 64 revelers Monday, turning a celebratory occasion into a headache for ER workers. “Sixty-four people in the emergency department is a large number, in an already busy emergency department,” Providence Health Care spokesperson Dave Lefebvre told CBC. Patients were complaining of nausea, vomiting, palpitations and “a decreased level Read the full article…

Children Involved In Marijuana-Related Calls To Oregon Poison Center

The issue of children accidentally ingesting marijuana infused edibles is a top concern for public health officials.

OREGON:  Eleven preschool-aged children were treated at Oregon healthcare facilities for marijuana ingestion in 2014, according to Oregon Poison Center data. The previous year, seven children younger than 5 were treated at a healthcare facility after ingesting cannabis. In 2012, the number was 10. The Oregon Poison Center, a statewide agency, does not track the types of marijuana ingested – whether Read the full article…

A Delay In Marijuana-Infused Edibles Makes Sense

Oregon regulators have asked lawmakers for a delay of up to a year to figure out the best approach for pot-infused edibles.

OREGON:  Oregon regulators trying to find a way to safely craft a recreational marijuana program have asked lawmakers for a delay of up to a year to figure out the best approach for pot-infused edibles: candy, cookies and other foods laced with THC. This would allow the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, charged with helping the Legislature Read the full article…

Colorado Lawmaker Predicts ‘We Will See Cannabis Clubs Similar To Bars’

Q&A with Colorado state Rep. Jonathan Singer about marijuana issues, from regulating edibles and public consumption to criminal penalties and the potential impact of federal rescheduling.

COLORADO:  Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, has been a leading voice on how Colorado’s medical and recreational marijuana industries are regulated, carrying most of the most important bills and providing testimony and experts on nearly all of them. Singer, 36, has represented House District 11 — which also includes northern Boulder County, most of Niwot, Allenspark Read the full article…