April 2018

Facebook would seem an ideal place for cannabis-related businesses to find new customers, offering an array of targeting techniques. But Facebook, along with other major platforms, doesn’t take ads for cannabis products. That isn’t stopping many cannabis businesses, which use various hacks to get around the bans. Some cannabis companies are paying influencers to spread […]

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In 2016, Maine became one of the first states on the East Coast to approve a referendum that allowed for the legalization of recreational marijuana. While this was exciting at first, two years later Maine is still working at implementing a system that will allow them to tax and regulate the sale and use of […]

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When it comes to identifying trends in the food and beverage industry, it’s not always easy to see the forest through the trees. Much of the time, certain types of products gain momentum, and then before you know it, they are everywhere. Sometimes however, it’s very easy to see a movement coming at you like […]

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Gone are the days when “edibles” exclusively meant stale brownies wrapped in cellophane that you bought in the parking lot before a String Cheese Incident show. In the year of our Lord 2018, in states where cannabis has been legalized (hopefully, yours), there are mass-produced snacks — and even beverages — that would make Betty Crocker and Willie […]

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Local Surecare pharmacy launches CBD product line While it won’t be the first business to offer cannabidiol medicine in El Paso, Surecare Specialty Pharmacy will be one of the first to produce its own line of CBD products. The locally owned pharmacy recently contracted Folium Biosciences, a Colorado-based hemp product wholesaler, to supply cannabidiol, also […]

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L.A. Times Food Bowl returns for a second year in May, with 31 days of events celebrating L.A.’s great food and drink scene and helping raise awareness and funds to fight food waste, hunger and food insecurity. The lineup of dining events, panel discussions, chef collaborations, volunteer projects and other food and drink-inspired happenings is […]

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On the leading edge of the flourishing marijuana industry is MedMen’s West Hollywood cannabis dispensary, which resembles an Apple (AAPL) store crossed with an upscale ski lodge. Touch-screen tablets on large, hazelnut tables display the buds’ names and their prices. Clear, snowglobe-sized pods containing pot samples have a small latch at the top that customers can […]

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