Category: Edibles

FDA discloses criminal probe into vaping health crisis, putting added scrutiny on cannabis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a criminal investigation into the vaping health crisis, bringing added scrutiny to the legal marijuana industry and potentially exposing companies to federal legal action. “The industry should be worried,” said Washington, D.C.-based cannabis attorney Emily Leongini, who worked for the FDA for nearly six years. Mitch Zeller, director […]

New York move to ban flavored e-cigs spurs cannabis vape concerns

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to nicotine and marijuana vaping. New York would be the second state after Michigan to take such action. Cuomo announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this […]

Sales dip for adult-use cannabis vape products on health scare news

Recreational marijuana vape product sales are suffering in the wake of a nationwide health scare that caused several deaths and hundreds of illnesses. The shares of vape sales in California, Colorado, Nevada and Washington state’s recreational markets have declined significantly since the first vape-related death was reported in late August, according to Headset, a Seattle-based provider of data […]

Medicine Man Technologies announces 11th cannabis buy

Denver-based Medicine Man Technologies on Thursday announced its 11th marijuana business acquisition of the year – a $5.1 million cash and stock deal for Canyon, an infused edibles manufacturer. Medicine Man Technologies will pay no more than $2.6 million in cash for the 10-year-old Canyon, which also is based in Denver. The number of shares paid […]

Any federal crackdown on vaping could have broader ramifications for marijuana industry

President Donald Trump and Congress are taking aim at the nation’s vaporizer industry, raising questions over whether a possible crackdown could produce fallout for the legal cannabis space. Marijuana industry officials are concerned that any federal action targeting e-cigarettes ultimately could result in regulations curbing the sale of cannabis vaporizers. Those concerns come as the […]

Deaths, illnesses related to vaping cannabis on the rise, health authorities say

Concerns over marijuana vaping-related illnesses continue to mount, as public health officials say a person in Oregon who recently died of a severe respiratory illness used a vape pen containing marijuana oil from a legal dispensary. “We don’t know for sure that the vaping death was caused by something purchased at the licensed, legal dispensary, but […]

Edibles lead Puerto Rico’s wholesale medical marijuana sales

In recent months, cannabis-infused edibles have commanded one-third of wholesale medical cannabis sales in Puerto Rico – twice the average across a sampling of U.S. markets – and the category has room for more entrants. Data analyzed exclusively for Marijuana Business Daily by LeafLink, a New York- and Los Angeles-based online wholesale marketplace, shows that edibles’ […]

Marijuana-infused product brand Dixie inks licensing deal with maker of Arizona Iced Tea

Published 8 mins ago Denver-based Dixie Brands, a longtime manufacturer of marijuana-infused products,  reached a licensing deal with Arizona Beverage Co., the firm behind Arizona Iced Tea. Arizona Beverage Co., based in Woodbury, New York, is entering the marijuana-infused beverage and edibles market in the United States and Canada in an effort to make […]

Ionic Brands buys Zoots marijuana edibles firm

Ionic Brands paid $11 million for longtime cannabis edibles maker Natural Extractions, which does business as Zoots Premium Cannabis Infused Edibles. As part of the stock and cash deal involving two Washington state companies, Zoots’ owners receive $855,000 in cash and more than 9.6 million shares in Ionic Brands, according to a news release. Ionic, with […]

IL gov signs historic cannabis bill, MA moves on MJ cafes/delivery, new CA vape cartridge symbol rules & more

Illinois’ governor makes his state the first to legalize recreational marijuana through its Legislature, Massachusetts moves forward with cannabis cafes and deliveries, California requires a universal symbol on vape pens, the hemp sector makes big inroads – plus other important news from around the industry. Illinois marks a marijuana first Illinois officially became the first […]