May 2018

One of the marijuana industry’s largest lighting suppliers, Fluence Bioengineering, is about to go global, and marijuana industry watchers are taking note. The deal signals increased interest from international businesses and investors in well-positioned U.S. ancillary cannabis companies. Fluence, an Austin, Texas-based company that makes LED-based lighting systems for commercial farming, was recently acquired by […]

Of all the nontraditional ingredients America’s craft brewers have imbued into beer—from squid ink to pizza dough to goat brains—the one with the closest natural harmony to hops teases brewmasters and riles federal regulators the most. That oddball ingredient is Cannabis sativa, the scientific name for two controversial plants—marijuana and hemp, hops’ closest botanical cousins. […]

  I grow many different things on our farm, but one of my favorites is cannabis. A little under two years ago, I purchased my first plants and haven’t looked back. Since my first harvest, I have not used any NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen for any reason. I much prefer […]

Sublingual absorption cannabis products, like mints, breath strips, and gummies, are cannabis edibles that are dissolved under the tongue. They’re becoming increasingly popular in states where cannabis is legal for adult use for their fast onset and potent effects, but how do they work? Sublingual Absorption vs Normal Ingestion Traditional edibles, like brownies or any […]

After Netflix’s weed-themed sitcom Disjointed was abruptly canceled, the streaming service needed to find a replacement for its pot-leaf shaped hole. With marijuana’s ever-increasing prevalence in pop-culture, finding a niche show should be as easy as 1,2,3. Luckily, the streaming service, was, in fact, able to find a different kind of cannabis fun, this time, with […]

It isn’t just pot brownies. Massachusetts is set to see a wide variety of edible products hit the retail marijuana market beginning this summer. Even if officials expect the recreational marijuana market to be “sparse” when stores begin opening in July, industry experts say edibles have the potential to be particularly exciting for the Bay […]

The percent of women in executive positions in the marijuana industry has dramatically fallen in the last two years. The Marijuana Business Journal reports that  “women now hold 27 percent of executive-level roles in the marijuana industry, down from 36 percent” in 2015. The good news is that they are still leading more companies than their […]

Dylan Nunn Photo credit: David Rico In 2016, when Dylan Nunn was a 22 years old hotel and restaurant management student at the University of Delaware, he was arrested for distributing Colorado edibles—along with making his own creations—and selling them via his “start-up,” The Bakery. It was five days before graduation when police raided his […]

Don’t let the cooking time scare you—these ribs are worth the wait. Plus, your refrigerator and grill will be doing most of the work, anyway. Cooking the ribs low and slow brings out the sweet and spicy flavors of the balsamic, garlic, and rosemary rub. Most importantly, finish with a sweet BBQ sauce that puts […]

The legal weed industry appears to be budding across North America. Last year, according to cannabis research firm ArcView, in partnership with BDS Analytics, legal weed sales in North America soared by 33% to $9.7 billion. In a decade, forecasts call for more than $47 billion in legal pot sales. This rapid growth, along with […]