Hot heads, unite. Hot sauce is one of the best things on the planet. You can put hot sauce on almost anything to give it some heat, flavor, and zing! Many of us enjoy hot sauce so much that we can eat it almost every single day. And if you love weed too, guess what? You can make your very own weed-infused hot sauces from the comforts of your own home. It’s so easy too! Cannabis-infused hot sauce can be used on just… Read more.
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In July 2023, New York State Senator George Borello (R) introduced a measure to ban cannabis smoking and consumption in public places, except for locations with special authorization. Senator George Borrello (R) has served New York State Senate District 57 since November 26, 2019. His political career, however, began much earlier, as a Chautauqua County Legislator, where he faithfully served from 2010 until 2017. Following that, he served as County Executive for Chautauqua County, New York, from 2018 to 2019, refining his… Read more.
This infused Vegan Banana Sundae will help beat the heat this summer and is guaranteed to be a hit among all of your friends. As the summer sun blazes overhead, there’s no better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing and indulgent treat: this infused vegan banana sundae recipe is as cool as it it delicious. Chernobyl, a sativa dominant strain, is the medicine behind this completely delicious vegan treat that’s really simple to make and even easier… Read more.
Pressure is growing on the Canadian government to adjust the THC limit governing cannabis edibles, with the country’s largest adult-use wholesaler calling on the nation’s marijuana regulator to consider such a move. In a position paper sent to Health Canada, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) also urged the agency to address the cannabis industry’s “unsustainable” environmental footprint – particularly the impact of packaging and single-use plastics. In recommending a hike in the THC edibles cap, the OCS joins a growing… Read more.
One Colorado woman took setting high standards for herself to a whole new level — and made hundreds of million dollars doing so. In 2010, Nancy Whiteman left her high-paying consulting job to embark on a cannabis culinary adventure in Boulder, Colorado, long before recreational marijuana was legalized. Little did she know that her gamble would pay off in a big way. Today, as the 64-year-old founder of edible cannabis company Wana, she stands as one of the wealthiest self-made women in the… Read more.
Edibles are an invaluable segment of the cannabis industry. From classic THC-infused brownies to flavorful fruit-filled gems, edibles have captivated the imagination of medical patients and recreational consumers across all walks of life. In sports, former heavyweight foes Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson transformed into friendly business partners through the development of their commemorative edibles offerings. In music, global superstar Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus has turned his love for the plant into a vibrant collection of cannabis products, including fruit-flavored and savory… Read more.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), a 2024 Republican presidential candidate, has signed a bill banning sales of any consumable hemp products—including cannabis “chewing gum”—to people under 21, an expansion of an existing prohibition on young people being able to purchase smokable hemp. The legislation, SB 1676 from Sen. Colleen Burton (R), was signed into law last week and took effect on Saturday. It also creates penalties for businesses that market hemp in a way that’s appealing to children and bans… Read more.
The federal government is cracking down on delta-8 edibles that resemble popular snack foods, according to letters two agencies sent to six manufacturers. Though the letters cite violations of federal law related specifically to copycat products, the warnings hint a broader crackdown on edibles containing the minor cannabinoid could be on the way. The warning letters, sent by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC), accused six companies—Delta Munchies, Dr. Smoke LLC, Exclusive Hemp Farms/Oshipt, Nikte’s… Read more.
Nothing says Fourth of July quite like an all-American barbecue. But just because you’re manning the grill doesn’t mean you need to skip the ganja. In fact, any holiday that’s filled with delicious things to eat and drink and comes with a side of bright, shiny exploding things in the sky is only enhanced by cannabis, making the Fourth of July a perfect match for letting your inner cannabis chef shine. So, when it comes to making the most out of your… Read more.
Packaging has been a critical component of commerce for millennia. From the earliest days of trade and barter, people have used a variety of materials to package and transport goods and effectively differentiate them from competitors. It’s thought the practice originated in the second millennium BC, when the Egyptians used reed baskets and papyrus to package products for trade, stamping the containers with images and hieroglyphics to indicate their contents and origin. Many cultures would advance the practical aspect of packaging in… Read more.
Eric Merryman’s mother was diagnosed with stage 4 fallopian tube cancer several years ago. So he searched for non-traditional medicine that would help her through her battle. Through a little research, he discovered the benefits of cannabis and decided he would attain a license to grow his own — in part because he didn’t trust the plant material out in the market — to make the medicine for his mom. Eventually, Merryman’s interest in cannabis — along with that of… Read more.
Ever Seen Pre-Milled Cannabis Flower At Your Local Dispensary?What It Is, And How You Can Use It When we think of buying cannabis at a dispensary, we imagine walking into an aromatic shop filled with many different types of beautiful cannabis buds on display in glass shelves and containers. There are also the countless types of devices and edibles we can use. However, you may have noticed a piles of rough, brown or green powdery material on display. This is actually… Read more.
Chef Jake Cohen’s professional culinary journey has been ruled by two constants: his love of cooking Jewish food and his love of cannabis. The chef, social media star, best-selling cookbook author and food-scene darling has been an out-and-proud stoner from the get-go. From his website, which proudly boasts the URL WakeAndJake.com, to his open discussion of using and loving cannabis, Cohen doesn’t shy away from the plant when building his personal brand—partly, he says, because cannabis has always been there for him.… Read more.
The bakery was ultimately shuttered due to health department violations. New York City’s haphazard enforcement against unlicensed cannabis shops took another shot on Monday. Sweetooth, an Upper East Side bakery allegedly selling unlicensed cannabis-infused products, was shut down by city officials in a multiagency raid led by the New York City Sheriff’s Office, according to Patch.com. Hundreds of cannabis edibles were confiscated in the action, and the bakery’s owner was arrested on a drug charge. The bakery, located just a few blocks… Read more.
While robots and artificially intelligent digital bots start to land exotic jobs in manufacturing, agriculture, and other types of industrial production, smart cannabis companies are investing more money into mundane machines used to create pre-rolls, stamp out labels, or trim flower. In order to compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace, automation is one of the most effective ways for companies to cut costs and boost bottom lines. “What we’re seeing across the United States is the price of cannabis has fallen and,… Read more.
The Star-Telegram purchased a kit from SwabTek, a San Diego-based company that offers a range of kits for various drugs, including cocaine, fentanyl, and heroin. The newspaper used the kit, which cost $125 and contained 25 THC tests, to investigate the availability of cannabinoids. SwabTek claims its Cannabis Test Kit is a straightforward, disposable testing solution specially created for detecting cannabis. The kit can identify cannabinoids in any sample, such as edibles, vape pens, plant material, and surfaces. The test… Read more.
Every sale of the Good Fortune Bundle results in a contribution to AACE. Sweet-flavored edibles have dominated the infused food categories for the cannabis industry, but savory snacks are slowly gaining fans. According to BDSA, edibles were responsible for 12.1% of all U.S. cannabis sales by September 2022. Candy topped demand, for 73% of edibles sales in 2022, while “other edibles” – which includes savory snacks – commands less than 1%. It’s a small category, but it has also grown 414% year-over-year. That… Read more.
The modern cannabis edible has changed significantly since the birth of the classic pot brownie. In today’s world, there are gourmet cannabis chefs, edible dining courses, infused dinner parties and a plethora of brands selling sophisticated edibles at dispensaries. All of the options can be intimidating for a newcomer, but making basic edibles doesn’t have to be an arduous task. Start simple, follow the advice of seasoned cannabis chefs and choose an easy recipe. If you’re following an edible recipe,… Read more.
Cannabis sales growth in a state where it has been newly-legalized is like an upside down hockey stick, said Jeff Gonick, founder of the New York company Bogart which makes low-THC pre-rolls. Sales start out strong and shoot up to serve existing cannabis smokers “and the generally curious,” he said. After a time though, that first consumer base gets saturated, so the growth in more mature markets, like those in California, Washington, and Colorado, slow or even plateau. After the first rush… Read more.
Canadian edible trends could foreshadow US consumer tastes! Contrary to smoking and vaping, consuming edibles do not pose a risk to your lung health. However, the drawback for specific individuals is that edibles may take longer to take effect, as they must first pass through the digestive system before entering the bloodstream. On the positive side, the effects of edibles tend to last longer. Additionally, a wide range of options is available, including gummies, baked goods, and even cannabutter. Nonetheless, there has… Read more.
BEST OF DENVER® CANNABIS & MORE 2023 BEST MEDICAL-ONLY DISPENSARY Higher Grade Dispensaries that serve only medical marijuana patients are disappearing faster than a pinner, with just a handful left in Denver as recreational businesses take over Colorado. Patients across town can still rely on Higher Grade, though, thanks to the company's medical-only dispensaries in Cherry Hills and Highland. Higher Grade's in-house flower is some of the very best in Denver. In fact, we've yet to smoke better versions of… Read more.
Zen Cannabis is poised to unveil "The Big Zen" — touted as the most extensive, potent, dominantly-dosed and expensive cannabis chocolate bar ever made. The Oklahoma-based company plans to unveil the 420-pound treat on April 20 (or as it's known colloquially as 4/20). The "Big Zen" took twelve 40-gallon vats of milk chocolate and over 100 pounds of cannabis flower to make. The nine by four-foot chocolate bar packs a potency of 4.2 million milligrams of THC. In the Zen ‘Cannafactory,’ the “Big Zen” operation… Read more.
Health Canada has asked five companies to stop distribution and sale of noncompliant cannabis edibles products by the end of May and provincial wholesalers have been notified of the ongoing crackdown after months of confusion, MJBizDaily has learned. Canada’s cannabis industry and the federal government have been on a collision course over the products since January, when Health Canada started asking some licensed companies to stop selling certain ingestible marijuana products. The industry says the products are appropriately classified as cannabis “extracts”… Read more.
Cookies is partnering with neo-soul musician Erykah Badu’s cannabis company, Apple Trees, for a product line called That Badu. Badu opened her online store, Badu World Market, in 2020, debuting the Apple Trees line of cannabis accessories. In a statement, Badu said she had “to take her time and do her research” before deciding to partner with Cookies. Apple Trees’ first product, a cross between Lemonchello and Jet Fuel Gelato, will launch on March 8 – International Women’s Day. The pre-roll version of the… Read more.
After the overwhelming success of previous business events, the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is returning to Miami beach April 11-12, 2023 with events taking place simultaneously on two stages at the historic Fontainebleau Hotel. As part of celebrating individuals, entrepreneurs, and organizations who do amazing things in the industry, Benzinga will feature Christine Smith, founder & CEO of Grön (pronounced "green"), one of the largest and most recognized producers of handcrafted cannabis-infused edibles in the American Northwest. Mother And Architect-Turned-Chocolatier Christine Smith brings over 20 years of experience as a licensed architect before… Read more.
When Christine Smith began making and packaging chocolate cannabis edibles, it was only a hobby as she was a architect in Oregon. But with the state then being on the cusp of legalizing adult-use cannabis, Smith sought a creative outlet, one that mined her love of food. Little did she know that her basement tinkerings would lead to a career that would establish her company Grön as one of the largest and most recognized edible makers in the Northwest. However, it hasn't… Read more.
Oklahoma based alternative cannabinoid brand Eighty Six jumps on the burgeoning psychedelics market with the launch of Fun Guy, an edibles series dedicated to helping you experience a lighter, brighter, psychedelic trip. Fun Guy enters the market with three classic flavors – BlueRazz, Strawberry, and Watermelon. Each gummy contains 350mg of Amanita Muscaria, a federally legal medley of mushrooms that deliver a chilled-out psychoactive experience. What are Amanita Mushrooms? Amanita mushrooms, otherwise known as the Amanita Muscaria, is an easily recognizable red mushroom dotted with… Read more.
New Mexico lawmakers are considering a bill to ban cannabis edibles that could be appealing to children, and another bill that would train teachers in identifying cannabis products and when students may have consumed them. Two legislative proposals in New Mexico would tweak the state’s cannabis laws, including a ban on edibles that could appeal to children, the creation of educational materials for teachers to identify cannabis products and when students consumed them, and ad campaigns aimed to prevent children… Read more.
SZA is on a hemp hiatus. The Grammy-winning R&B singer tweeted Feb. 13: "Today officially makes a year + I haven't smoked weed. don't miss it at all .. never thought I'd say that." SZA is riding high on the success of her 2022 album SOS, which has been been No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 for nine nonconsecutive weeks (Adele was the last female artist to accomplish that feat in 2016). The Grammy was for her supporting role on Doja Cat's "Kiss… Read more.
Some customers tend to go to a cannabis dispensary for hybrid products, but never to a hybrid dispensary space that is shared with a bakery and a liquor-licensed cafe. Well, this is now the reality for Wheeling’s second cannabis dispensary with OKAY Cannabis sharing the same roof as West Town Bakery at 781 N. Milwaukee Ave. The dispensary/cafe/bakery opened Friday, Feb. 3. Introducing innovative ways of creating new customer experiences, especially in the ever-growing Restaurant Row alongside Milwaukee Avenue. Scott… Read more.
The Terrapin Care Station dispensary in Aurora now houses the country’s first fully automated cannabis vending machine. Developed in partnership with BMC Universal Technologies, the machine allows customers to order marijuana products through a touchscreen and dispense them directly to take-out. The Automated Cannabis Experience (ACE), as it’s officially known, picks, packs, seals and affixes a verification sticker to every order, allowing for a fast and contactless purchase. And because it’s integrated with Colorado’s seed-to-sale tracking system, it’s also compliant… Read more.
The first store in Illinois to combine marijuana and alcohol sales opened Wednesday in Wheeling, with its owners hoping to make it a place for customers to hang out and relax. Okay Cannabis is unlike any other business in the state, hosting licensed cannabis sales under the same roof with West Town Bakery, which serves beer, wine and liquor as well as bakery goods and other food. The majority owner is Charles Mayfield, who is interim chief operating officer for… Read more.
Sweetly Baked, a Milwaukee gourmet CBD and small-batch bakery, is launching a mobile dessert bar. Delicious single-serve treats like macarons, cookies, and mini cakes will be available for purchase from the mobile dessert bar at both public and private events alike. “We saw such amazing support from the community during our first year in business,” says Amanda Buhrman, owner of Sweetly Baked. “After attending so many great local events in 2022, we wanted to find a way to elevate the… Read more.
After a rocky start, Snoop Dogg and Master P's Broadus Foods has partnered with Post Consumer Brands who will distribute Snoop Cereal - previously branded as Snoop Loopz. The rappers made headlines last August with the announcement of their Black-owned food company. But it was Snoop Loopz - a cereal based on Kellogg's popular Fruit Loops - that got most of the attention. When Kellogg's threatened to sue, Broadus changed the name to Snoop Cereal. At Post, Master P sampled the newly renamed Fruity Hoops using a… Read more.
Candy-styled sweets, corn syrup–filled gummies, oily munchies—junk foods still dominate the world of weed edibles. But consumers are maturing, as are their palates. More are seeking wellness-focused cannabis edibles that don’t add unnecessary sugar. Enter, Super Chill, a California-based brand whose infused fruit chews for those wanting healthy ingredients and quality, full-spectrum cannabis extract. With a texture similar to chewy Airhead candies, Super Chill’s fruit chews and jellies boast seasonal, locally sourced fruit and herbs, plus high-quality rosin. The hands behind these… Read more.
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are teaming up once again ... but this time, it's not in the boxing ring -- the two legends are releasing a cannabis gummy collection together!! Iron Mike has become quite the weed businessman with his Tyson 2.0 brand in recent years ... and went viral when he released his "Mike Bites" edibles, which are a reference to the time he infamously took a chunk out of Real Deal's ear during their infamous 1997 bout. Getty Tyson is now including… Read more.
Mushrooms are having a moment. Well, perhaps much more than a moment. Foraging for fungi is an ever-popular pastime. As more folks go meat-less, they’re turning to the little forest sprouts for sustenance. We’re even seeing them in cocktails. And as states and cities decriminalized psilocybin, the psychedelic compound naturally produced by hundreds of fungi, more people are learning how they might benefit from hallucinogenic therapy. In the wellness world, functional mushrooms are showing up everywhere. This group of 15 ’shrooms within the estimated 2,000 edible species… Read more.
Jason Manegold started with just $5,000, a freeze dryer, and a dream. He wanted to create a Colorado cannabis company that would take edibles to a new level—a company that would act as an intersection for industry collaboration and innovation and a place for him to pursue his passion for high-quality extracts and infusions. Manegold wanted to set a new industry precedent for solventless rosin extract edibles. So, he did. He started Dialed In… Gummies in 2020, and now his rosin-infused gummies are… Read more.
Grammy-winning rapper Coolio, who died September 28 at 59, was a fledging marijuana entrepreneur. He planned to launch Coolio's Cannabis brand in 2020, but it never made it to market. (Celeb Stoner) Full Article Read more.