Category Archives: Infused Products & Extraction

‘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 […]

Petition urges Instagram to stop targeting marijuana businesses

(This story has been updated to correct Bess “Cannabess” Byers’ name.) Several thousand people have signed a petition urging Instagram to stop deactivating pages for cannabis businesses and marijuana-related content. Cannabis firms have reported Instagram – and its owner, Facebook – target marijuana content and deactivate accounts without notice. A Seattle-based cannabis photographer and social media […]

Nevada releases revamped design for mandated cannabis edibles symbol

Nevada’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) released a redesigned symbol that edibles producers are required to stamp or mold on every single-serving marijuana edible product by Jan. 1 of next year. It is the second iteration of the symbol. It features the letters THC and an exclamation mark inside a triangle. The first – featuring an […]