Overview Of The Marijuana-infused Food Regulations

Edibles are changing the marijuana marketplace

By Ian Lebowski Colorado State was the first to be declared cannabis-friendly after legalizing medical marijuana in 2000. During that time, only a few regulations governed distribution and use of the drug. However, certain concerns have led to new rules and guidelines for cultivation, distribution, acquisition and use of marijuana, either for medical or recreational purposes. Read the full article…

AK Ventures Creates Mainstream TV Opportunity For Cannabis Brands

Kerri Accardi and crew at CWCBExpo

CALIFORNIA: America is curious about medical cannabis. Legal in 25 states, poll after poll confirm that the overwhelming majority of citizens supports the legalization of medical cannabis, even while admitting that they don’t know very much about the medicinal properties of the federally-prohibited plant. Things are changing rapidly in the cannabis marketplace, with constant product innovation, Read the full article…

Marijuana-Laced Foods Are Reaching A New High

These days, anyone with a prescription for medical marijuana can shop for cannabis edibles in enough forms to stock a 7-Eleven: honeys, peanut butters, smoothies, ice creams, caramels, gummy bears, chocolates — not to mention the more traditional cookies and brownies.

There are millions of recipes for granola, but few involve a gram scale. The scale is one of the first things that Stephany Gocobachi and Akhil Khadse bring out when they start a batch of medicated granola for Flour Child, their new enterprise. As the oven in their sunny Tendernob studio preheats, Gocobachi, a bright-eyed, 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…

Medical Marijuana Users Can Bake It, Not Just Smoke It, Top Court Rules

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that users of medical marijuana have the right to bake the drug in addition to smoking it.

CANADA:  The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that users of marijuana for medical purposes have the right to bake the drug into cookies, take it in lozenge form or as topical oils, in addition to smoking it. In a unanimous ruling Friday, the court said that federal law limiting medical marijuana use to smoking Read the full article…

Evergreen Herbal’s Marco Hoffman VIP Presenter At MJBA Job Fair

Evergreen Herbal, a premier Washington based medibles and smokeless alternatives producer, is looking to fill three positions at the event

WASHINGTON:  The cannabis industry is on fire, pun intended, and with it comes employment opportunities for everyone from cannabis connoisseur to novice.  This Saturday’s MJBA Job Fair is a one-stop shop for those seeking employment in the growing industry.  Evergreen Herbal, a premier Washington based medibles and smokeless alternatives producer, is looking to fill three positions Read the full article…

The Fate Of Colorado’s Weed Industry Rests On These Chocolate Bars

In the new rules, the state has officially set the serving size of active THC in each edible marijuana item at 10 milligrams, and the maximum serving size of an individual edible marijuana product at 100 milligrams.

COLORADO:  Bob Eschino’s Denver-based company, Medically Correct, makes a line of tasty looking white- and dark-chocolate bars called Incredibles that come in flavors like cookie crumble and toffee. Each Hershey’s-size bar contains 100 milligrams of hash oil, which, if you ate the entire thing, would be equal to smoking about 10 joints. This is the last thing Read the full article…

Edible Marijuana Sales And Public Health Concerns Flourish In Garden City

Edible marijuana products are causing some concern as people are educated on how to use them safely.

COLORADO:  John and Mary Rotherham, 74 and 73, aren’t exactly a couple of hippies. Despite the fact that their son, John Rotherham Jr., owns a medical marijuana store in Garden City, the pair never even touched pot until they reached their 70s. But when arthritis in John’s leg and back began keeping him awake at Read the full article…

Cheeba Chews Production Halted By CO Marijuana License Denial

Cheeba Chews' case also exposes a blind spot in the state's regulation of edibles companies: By licensing out production, owners effectively can skirt the scrutiny that others in the business face, including criminal background checks and Colorado residency requirements.

COLORADO:  Cheeba Chews began as an experiment in a home kitchen and grew into one of the biggest successes of Colorado’s medical marijuana industry, winning awards and attracting fans with the promise of being “potent, consistent and discreet.” Then, last spring, the medicated chocolate taffy began disappearing from shelves. There was no public explanation other Read the full article…

Guest: It’s Time To Start Child-Proofing Marijuana

These findings led the study’s authors to recommend warning labels and child-resistant packaging, especially for edible marijuana products that resemble candy

By David Sack In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children. One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison-control centers. According to the National Poison Data System, calls about accidental ingestion of marijuana in children Read the full article…