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

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…

Ensuring The Safety Of Marijuana Edibles

Imagine being informed by your local city health department that you are not allowed to include a nutrition facts label on the popular products you make and sell for human consumption. Julianna Carella faced that very problem relative to gourmet snack items she produces at her Oakland, Calif.-based business, Auntie Dolores Kitchen. “In 2010 the San Francisco Department Read the full article…

Rocky Mountain High: Marijuana Industry Push Back On More Rules

COLORADO:  The powerful Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce “[has] not and will not” endorse the latest proposed changes to the state ‘s edible marijuna regulations that call for the placement of a “THC Stop Sign” on each pot-infused package and marijuana serving. A Cannabis Chamber spokesman told Food Safety News the marijuana industry group cannot go along Read the full article…

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

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…

How To Brand, Market, And Sell Marijuana Without Breaking The Law

COLORADO:  Earlier this year, Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, perhaps Colorado’s best-known cannabis brand, took its THC-infused drinks off the market. It had no choice. That’s because a couple of weeks later, on February 1, new packaging regulations for recreational marijuana edibles went into effect in the state and the screw top aluminum bottles were no longer compliant. Read the full article…

A Delay In Marijuana-Infused Edibles Makes Sense

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…

More Pot Packaging Battles Loom As Legislative Session Nears

COLORADO:  Marijuana entrepreneur Nick Brown prefers education to regulation when it comes to the packaging, production and marketing of edible pot products so they stay out of the hands (and mouths) of kids. “With cannabis, parents really need to explain the edible side of things to their children,” Brown said. “You really could end up Read the full article…

Colorado Still Can’t Figure Out Final Rules For Edible Marijuana

COLORADO:  A working group convened to help Colorado regulate edible marijuana products failed to come up with consensus recommendations at its final meeting Monday, punting the issue to the state legislature. Officials have long been worried that edible products, which can take the form of sweets like lollipops and treats like brownies, will lead children Read the full article…

Cannabis Infused Fizzy Drinks On Sale In US

WASHINGTON:  A cannabis-infused fizzy drink is now on sale in the state of Washington as part of the ever-expanding US market for legal pot products. Less than two months after recreational cannabis became legal in the west coast state, Washingtonians can now get their highs out of a soda bottle. The drinks, called Legal, come in cherry, Read the full article…

Edible Marijuana Sales And Public Health Concerns Flourish In Garden City

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…