Category Archives: Infused Products & Extraction

California marijuana company plans $200 million campus in New York

Ahead of New York’s anticipated legalization of recreational cannabis, San Diego-based Flora California Prime is laying the groundwork to build a $200 million, 1.25 million-square-foot cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution facility on 47 acres of land in Buffalo. According to Buffalo TV station WKBW, construction on the facility could begin once state lawmakers approve legislation […]

Canada’s draft regulations for cannabis edibles ban alcohol brands, cap THC

Canada’s health department unveiled its draft regulations for edible cannabis and infused beverages, extracts and topicals, to establish parameters for a new wave of businesses and entrepreneurs aiming to capitalize on the country’s marijuana industry. The formal draft regulations will be published in the Canada Gazette, the government’s official newspaper, on Dec. 22, and businesses and the […]

Americans eye Canada’s cannabis edibles market, but wary of costly regulations

U.S. marijuana companies are keeping a close eye on the development of Canada’s edibles sector, but executives say the regulations proposed by Health Canada will be burdensome for manufacturers – and ultimately make them less competitive with the illicit market. Canada’s health department unveiled its proposed rules for edible cannabis and infused beverages, extracts and topicals […]

California marijuana industry braces for ‘another enormous burden’ from next phase of testing costs

A new round of regulations in California will cause laboratory testing fees to increase more than 40%-55% for some of the state’s licensed cannabis cultivators as well as makers of concentrates and infused products, according to industry experts. The so-called Phase 3 rules take effect Dec. 31. They require all harvested cannabis and marijuana products […]

Budweiser maker AB InBev teams with Tilray to research marijuana-infused drinks

. Two commercial giants from the worlds of beer and marijuana are teaming up to spend $100 million to research cannabis-infused beverages, the latest deal to pair a Canadian cannabis company with a major maker of alcoholic beverages. Belgium-based AB InBev (NYSE: BUD), which includes Budweiser in its huge portfolio of beer brands, is partnering […]

Washington state regulators approve new rules for marijuana edibles

After months of back and forth with cannabis-infused products makers and MJ trade associations, the Washington state Liquor and Cannabis Board approved new packaging, labeling and product design regulations for edibles. The rules: Designate approved colors and shapes for edible products. Specify approved font, background and accent colors for edible packaging and labeling. Provide guidelines […]

‘It’s a game changer’: Ontario company prepares Canada’s first outdoor cannabis crop

Ontario-based 48North is laying the groundwork for what would be Canada’s first large-scale outdoor marijuana crop under the Cannabis Act this spring, pending required permits from Health Canada. “With Health Canada’s permission and approval, we’ll be doing a very large outdoor grow for 2019,” co-CEO Jeannette VanderMarel told Marijuana Business Daily. “I’m hoping it’s in […]

‘Christmas is coming early’: Canada’s draft rules for marijuana edibles expected in coming weeks

Hotly anticipated draft regulations to allow legal sales of cannabis edibles and concentrates in Canada are expected to be released before Christmas, according to sources, paving the way for a new wave of businesses and entrepreneurs aiming to capitalize on the country’s recreational marijuana industry. Edibles sales will begin next year, opening a potentially huge […]

Choosing the right cannabis extraction method: Experts weigh in on CO2, hydrocarbon & ethanol

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the October issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) CO2? Hydrocarbon? Ethanol? Which extraction method is best for your cannabis company? The answer boils down to what you hope to accomplish. Do you want to produce full-spectrum cannabis oil? Is safety your primary concern? Do you need to […]

Why marijuana infused businesses have experienced testing and labeling challenges in California

The Golden State’s cannabis-infused products makers have weathered some strong winds recently stemming from new testing requirements, and it’s an issue marijuana businesses in other markets should pay attention to as different states experiment with rules surrounding lab tests. According to California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), 32.9% of edibles, tinctures and lotions samples have […]