Review: Emerald Organics Chocolate Truffles

Edibles make up a huge category of cannabis products. We have come a long way since Brownie Mary made the cannabis brownie famous. Now, pretty much any food you can think of can be infused with cannabis. In the old days, any cannabis cookie was great simply because it had THC in it. But today […]

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CRATIV Packaging’s New ‘Mini’ Cannabis Packaging Product Perfect for Concentrates, Edibles

CRATIV Packaging is a Colorado-based packaging firm that has — since the 2015 launch of their first product, the Original — cemented itself as an ancillary resource for the budding cannabis industry. Earlier this year, the company unveiled a new product, the Mini, which is designed to carry smaller products such as cannabis concentrates, edible […]

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Arizona Judge Rules Extracts Fall Outside MMJ Law, Appeal Expected

A ruling by Navajo County Superior Court Judge Dale Nielson could force Arizona dispensaries to stop selling vape cartridges, cannabis oils, and edibles, according to a Phoenix New Times report. Nielson’s ruling comes in the case of a 26-year-old registered medical cannabis patient who was arrested for cannabis possession after officers discovered the processed products. […]

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Focus Group Study Explores Reasons Consumers Prefer Cannabis Edibles to Smoking

According to research by RTI International, an independent nonprofit research institute, cannabis consumers in legal states prefer edibles to smoking or vaporizing, citing lack of odor, no secondhand smoke, discreetness, convenience, longer lasting and less intense highs, and “edibles’ ability to aid in relaxation and reduce anxiety more than smoking. The study was conducted via […]

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California Gov. Vetoes Cannabis Edible-Shape Ban, Public Smoking Bills

California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed two measures that would have banned smoking in parks and on beaches statewide and another that would have prohibited “cannabis products to be made in the shape of a person, animal, insect or fruit.” The edibles provision was struck down by the Democrat governor because the measure would interfere […]

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Colorado ‘Child-Friendly’ Edible Shape Ban Takes Effect on Sunday

As of Oct. 1, Colorado’s ban on edibles shaped like fruits, animals, cartoons, and humans takes effect – the rules are part of comprehensive state reforms more than a year in the making, the Cannabist reports. Along with the ban on ‘child-friendly’ shapes, the terms “candy” and “candies” are barred from packaging, and edible potency […]

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The 4th Annual Emerald Exhange: A Cannabis Community Photo Essay

Walking into the 4th Annual Emerald Exchange was the beginning of a spiritual experience. Tucked quietly on a private farm in the center of Moorpark’s breathtaking southern California terrain, this cannabis market has become one of California’s premier events for resource and information exchange, education, revelation, and fun in the cannabis community. If you are […]

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Vanessa Corrales: Infusing an Edibles Brand with Personality

Vanessa Corrales is the founder of San Diego, California-based B-Edibles, an infused edibles manufacturer that creates infused sugar products and is particularly well-known for offering medicated cotton candy. This seonganjuk.com podcast episode features Vanessa and our host TG Branfalt in a discussion about how being a medical cannabis patient led to Vanessa pursuing a career as […]

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Jack Hudson: Heading a Combined Cultivation, Processing, and Retail Operation in Massachusetts

Jack Hudson is the founder and CEO of Ermont Inc., a licensed medical cannabis company based in Quincy, Massachusetts. Founded in 2013, Ermont is a medical cannabis operation that spans all aspects of the industry, including cultivation, production, processing, and retail. Ermont opened its dispensary’s doors in late 2016 and has already attracted local and national […]

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Breaking Down California’s Proposed Cannabis Manufacturing Rules

With the passage of SB94 (Senate Bill 94 or MAUCRSA), California has merged the oversight of the 2015 Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) and the 2016 Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) into a master regulatory system that will make it much more business friendly. As part of this reconciliation, MAUCRSA is releasing […]

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New Study Outlines ‘Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines’

According to a study published by the American Public Health Association, eating cannabis products is better for consumers than smoking and users should avoid strains containing high THC and low CBD content. The review was conducted using the latest scientific research in an effort to create Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines. The researchers put forth 10 […]

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Kristi Knoblich Palmer: Navigating New Regulations in California

Kristi Knoblich Palmer is the COO of Kiva Confections, a pioneering force in California’s cannabis edibles marketplace, and is a founding member of the California Cannabis Manufacturers Association (CCMA). In the following episode, seonganjuk.com podcast host TG Branfalt speaks with Kristi about the founding of Kiva Confections, training to become an expert chocolatier, and California’s […]

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The Goodship Company: Getting Aboard with Normalization

Some say they’re just getting high when they consume cannabis, others have begun to say they’re “aboard the Goodship” — this is the basis of The Goodship Company‘s unique brand. The Goodship Company was founded in 2014 after adult use legalization was passed in Washington state; the company is based out of the SoDo district […]

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Nevada Bill Banning Infused Candy One of Four Approved by Senate

Nevada’s Senate passed four cannabis-related measures before a legislative deadline day including one that would effectively allow cannabis clubs, another allowing the governor to work with state tribes interested in permitting the legal cannabis industry, one dealing with cannabis product packaging, and a measure that would allow medical cannabis to be used to treat opioid […]

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Craft Elixirs: Changing the Way We Eat and Drink Cannabis

Craft Elixirs is a recreational processor of edible craft syrups and edibles in Washington state. Ten years ago, people would not have believed you if you told them they would someday be able to make themselves a personalized cannabis cocktail. They also may not have believed that they could legally buy all the products needed […]

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Bill Outlawing Cannabis “Candy” Introduced in Nevada

A bill introduced in Nevada’s Senate would outlaw the sales of all cannabis-infused “candy” in the state and lawmakers are considering other amendments that would eliminate all sugar-containing products and colorful products that might appeal to children, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports. Sen. Patricia Farley, who introduced SB.344 to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, said […]

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Julianna Carella: Brightening Lives with CBD-Infused Pet Treats

Julianna Carella is the founder and CEO of two companies that create cannabinoid infusions. Her first company, Auntie Dolores, is an infused gourmet edibles producer that offers medical cannabis concoctions; her second company, Treatibles, has quickly become a national sensation for providing nutritious and wellness-focused CBD treats that have been enjoyed by animals of all […]

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Greg Walters: Pioneering Flavorless THC and CBD Additives

Greg Walters is co-founder and co-owner of Prohibition Gold, a Washington-based company that operates off an industry-changing concept — that cannabis-infused edibles and beverages should not taste any different from the food and drinks you would normally enjoy. On that note, Prohibition Gold offers flavorless powder mixers for consumers to easily turn their favorite meal and/or beverages […]

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Renegade Chef Co. Elevates Infused Cuisine

The Renegade Chef is the most health-minded badass you’ll ever see in the kitchen. Chef Jason Snyder is reemerging on the California cannabis scene as the go-to high-end cannabis chef. He’s been schooled by the best and graduated from the world-famous E.N.S.P pastry school in France. Now, it’s his turn to turn his passion into a […]

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Lessons From a Cannabis Culinary Venture in Washington D.C.

Editor’s note: Every cannabis entrepreneur has a different story, and we love to hear about the different paths that have led different people to pursue opportunities in this industry. This article is a first-hand account by cannabis and culinary entrepreneur Victoria Harris of DC Taste Buds, detailing how she transitioned from her culinary career to crafting […]

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Washington Cannabis Board Adopts Edibles Warning Symbol

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has adopted a “Not for Kids” Red Hand warning symbol to be placed on edible cannabis products, the agency announced in a press release. The board settled on the symbol over the “Mr. Yuk” symbol and other symbols that included the word “poison.” The “Not for Kids” Red […]

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Manufacturers of Cannabis Edibles Seeing Minimal Profit Margins

While edibles comprise nearly 50 percent of cannabis sales in Washington and Colorado — 42 percent and 57 percent respectively, according to BDS analytics — significant profit margins are so far unrealized, according to a Bakery and Snacks review of a discussion by canna-business professionals at the International Baking Industry Exposition. The session, “The Future of […]

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Flower Sales Fall, Concentrate and Edible Sales Rise in Oregon

In June, edibles and concentrates became legal to sell to recreational cannabis customers in Oregon, and during that first month the products made up nearly a quarter of the state’s cannabis sales, according to a report by BDS Analytics, outlined by Willamette Week. The analysts said the introduction of the products into the market represent […]

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Colorado Edibles Will Carry ‘Universal Stamp’ to Help Prevent Accidental Ingestion

Colorado’s new edibles rules, requiring products to be stamped with a diamond and the letters “THC” takes effect on Saturday, the Associated Press reports. The “universal symbol” is designed to give edibles a distinct look even after removed from its packaging. “We want to ensure that people genuinely know the difference between a Duncan Hines […]

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