Cannabis Consumers Increasingly Prefer Edibles & Extracts Over Flower

Data from several cannabis market research and analysis firms continues to confirm the trend among consumers away from cannabis flower and towards vape cartridges, extracts and edibles, according to a USA Today report. Only recognizable brands with a diverse range of offerings are holding steady in this buyer’s market. “Just growing flower is basically a knife fight […]

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Cannabis Edibles Attractive to Both Newly Curious and Former Users

A new study from cannabis market research firm High Yield Insights shows that consumption trends for cannabis-infused edibles consistently spike in a newly legalized marketplace and that edibles are particularly effective at attracting curious and new users as well as former cannabis users. 41 percent of the study’s respondents reported increasing their edibles consumption after […]

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Netflix Releases Cannabis-Infused Cooking Show

Today, Netflix released the first-ever cannabis cooking competition show, according to a report in The Guardian. Titled “Cooking on High,” the show is comprised of short, 15 minute episodes where two chefs face off. The chefs are tasked with preparing a cannabis-infused meal within 30 minutes. The chefs and their dishes are judged by comedians, […]

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Washington Updates Cannabis Packaging and Labeling Rules

Washington state is updating its cannabis packaging and labeling rules. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) used information derived from a workgroup of I-502 stakeholders, the Department of Health, and the Washington State Poison Control Center to take a “global” look at cannabis packaging and labeling. They also included consumer surveys in the […]

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Canadian Licensed Producer INDIVA Ltd. Seeks An Edge with Cannabis Edibles

Ontario-based licensed cannabis producer INDIVA Ltd. has been busy preparing for recreational cannabis legalization in Canada later this year.  INDIVA Ltd. is a small to mid-cap licensed cannabis producer with production and processing facilities in London, Ontario. The company is publicly traded on the TSXv under the symbol NDVA. INDIVA Ltd. believes in providing clients […]

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The Sprinkles of Cannabis Offers Consumers a New Kind of Edible: Cupcakes

DENVER, CO, May. 23, 2018 — Cannabis cupcake company Jade & Jane broadens consumer’s choices in the edibles market with the recent introduction of single serving, recreational, 10mg THC-infused cupcakes. Jade & Jane’s products are available to retail customers through licensed Colorado recreational dispensaries. Wholesale dispensary customers may contact Jade & Jane to place orders. Ordering […]

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Ontario Government Awards $300K Grant for Cannabis Beer Project

The Ontario, Canada government has awarded a $300,000 research grant to Province Brands of Canada to help them develop a beer brewed with cannabis, the Ottawa Citizen reports. The Toronto-based company will work with Loyalist College to develop the beer. Edibles are not included in the federal legalization plan but lawmakers have indicated they would […]

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Report: Colorado’s Dixie Brands Considering IPO in Canada

Denver, Colorado-based cannabis beverage maker Dixie Brands is considering launching an initial public offering and listing in Canada aiming toward expansion and acquisitions early next year, according to a Bloomberg report. Dixie CEO Chuck Smith said the company will have revenues of $20 million this year and anticipates revenues of $50 million next year. “We […]

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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 Ganjapreneur.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, Ganjapreneur.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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