New York medical cannabis producer Etain Inc. has been given permission to develop newly-allowed products by state regulators, the New York Daily News reports. The company will soon offer cannabis-infused lozenges and ground flower that can be used in vaporizers. Etain also plans to roll out a water-soluble powder that patients can mix on their own, like other powdered drinks.
“We are trying to be on the cutting edge of offering a variety to patients. Trying to make products that are familiar and easy to use for patients is one of our goals.” – Hillary Peckham, Etain founder and chief operations officer to the Daily News
The initial state law only allowed for cannabis capsules, liquids, and oils that could be vaporized; however, the Department of Health expanded the list of acceptable products under the state regime in August to include lozenges, chewable tablets, and topicals.
The state Health Department confirmed that Etain has received preliminary approval for the new products, adding that they would undergo “rigorous testing” prior to being offered to patients.
Etain operates four dispensaries throughout New York, including Kingston, Syracuse, Yonkers, and Murray Hill in New York City. The company also offers delivery services in the Albany area every two weeks.