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Dust Settles on Vape Crisis

Just a few months ago, the marijuana industry was barreling out of the 2010s flush with cash, confidence and immense growth potential, thanks in part to sales of cannabis vape products. But a sudden outbreak of illnesses tied to vape products containing THC upended the … [Continue]

Finding an Acceptable Additive

Thanks to the alarm bells raised about the use of vitamin E acetate as a cutting agent in some THC vaping products, the list of additives that an extraction company might put in its vape oil has been slashed. But extraction executives still have important … [Continue]

Smart Solutions

To reassure hesitant consumers, cannabis vaporizer companies are turning to technology to combat knockoffs and provide detailed information about their products, including test results and ingredients. The new technologies: Cartridges encrypted with microchips to fight counterfeit vapes. QR codes that can be used with smartphones … [Continue]

Vape Hardware in the Spotlight

Even before federal health officials singled out the additive vitamin E acetate for the rash of vaping illnesses sweeping the country, cannabis companies scrambled to investigate whether vape cartridges, batteries and other components were to blame. Thus far, vaping hardware hasn’t been formally linked to … [Continue]

Six Strategies for Surviving the Next Crisis

The vaping crisis was the first national health emergency to hit the cannabis industry, but odds are, it won’t be the last. Cannabis vaporizer and extraction executives who weathered the vaping crisis learned valuable lessons about how to react and what businesses should consider in … [Continue]

A Decade of Opportunity

Cannabis executives welcome an era of expanded legal markets while anticipating challenges  Light years. Dog years. The first inning of a nine-inning baseball game. The speed at which the marijuana industry grows has been measured with many idiomatic units—justifiably. Every new year brings seismic shifts … [Continue]

Speed It Up

Whether they’re in candy, beverage or tincture form, cannabis companies are developing an increasing number of rapid-onset, THC-infused products that give consumers more control over how quickly they feel the effects and how long the sensation lasts. San Francisco-based Olo, Seattle-based Zoots and Palo Alto, … [Continue]

The Big Year

Cannabis companies are wagering hundreds of millions of dollars on Colombia’s emerging cannabis industry, betting the Latin American country will become a major production and export hub. But 2019 wasn’t the year in which these businesses began churning out medical cannabis products. This year will … [Continue]

Countries to Watch in 2020

International medical marijuana markets continue to develop at their own pace and within the social and economic boundaries of each country. Some markets, including Canada, took more than 10 years to report a substantial number of medical cannabis patients. Others, such as Germany, are developing … [Continue]

Minor Cannabinoids, Major Profits

Will 2020 be the year of the cannabinoid CBG? That’s what some hemp producers are betting after a year of overproduction of CBD, especially after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released interim final rules for federal hemp production under the 2018 Farm Bill. The … [Continue]