July 2018

Wana Brands is one of Colorado’s biggest producers of cannabis-infused edibles.Courtesy of Wana Brands. Nancy Whiteman, CEO of Wana Brands.Courtesy of Wana Brands. Boulder-based Wana Brands, one of Colorado’s largest producers of cannabis-infused edibles, is making a bet on the Sunshine State — even though Florida hasn’t legalized cannabis consumables yet. “To my knowledge, no […]

The first dry-leaf sales for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program starts Wednesday for seven region dispensaries, with another five locations getting dry leaf on Aug. 8. Pennsylvanians receiving medical marijuana will have a new option starting Wednesday, as the Department of Health begins the first sales of dry-leaf cannabis. Almost half of all dispensaries in the […]

Organa Brands, one of the largest U.S. cannabis oil extractors, which also imports vaporizers from China, notified its distributors that it would pass on the 25 percent border tax, according to Jeremy Heidl, Organa’s co-founder and president. “Eventually, the consumer will shoulder the cost,” he says. … read more at: https://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/china-tariff-nicotine-cannabis-vaporizers.html

Out-of-state customers are coming to the Portsmouth, R.I., pot dispensary from places including Massachusetts, Michigan, Florida, California and Virginia. PORTSMOUTH — The medical-marijuana industry in Rhode Island has been marked by constant flux, forcing Greenleaf Compassion Care Center, one of the state’s three medical-marijuana dispensaries, to be flexible. Some of the changes have been to […]

One of the greatest things about cannabis legalization is the ability to track trends among consumers. When sales were illicit, dealers were not keeping notes about their best-selling products. That has changed in the era of legalization, thanks to seed-to-sale tracking and point-of-sale (POS) data recording. With that new information in hand, let’s dive deep […]

As the cannabis market develops and expands across the United States, more new consumers will become regular consumers. Cannabis businesses must adapt to this rapidly changing consumer landscape and stay ahead of developing trends to excel in tomorrow’s industry. Arguably the most rapidly evolving product category is cannabis-infused edibles, which is projected to make up […]

The moon ran blood-red over the weekend and, thankfully, nobody got sacrificed. OK — a lot of herb got sacrificed. But still, progress, right? So — now what? Well, Snoop, Martha, Venture Bros and Lollapalooza are all comin’ in hot. Here’s what you need to know about the week of July 30 through Aug. 6. […]

The City of Calgary has started reviewing 261 development permit applications for cannabis stores, and officials say prospective retailers can expect to hear a decision by Aug. 10. As they launched the review Monday, city officials said applications will need to comply with city land-use rules, such as separation distances from schools. Staff will also […]