Food & Drink

Colorado Backs Down from Proposal to Ban Marijuana Edibles

DENVER, CO — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then backtracked away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state marijuana regulators they should limit edible cannabis products on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are […]

Milder Marijuana Edibles Hit Colorado Retail Pot Shop Shelves

DENVER, CO — Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with a raft of edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they won’t regret taking. In many ways, the marketing shift is the pot-industry equivalent of selling beer and wine alongside […]

Colorado’s Marijuana Industry Steps Up on Edibles, Retail Training

DENVER, CO –Faced with growing concern about the use of marijuana edibles — food products containing marijuana — and taking preemptive steps toward industry self-education and self-regulation, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) announced Wednesday that it is launching training courses for edibles makers and “budtenders,” or retail sales people. “The interest in edibles and other infused products keeps […]

Washington State to Allow Marijuana Edibles, No Candy, in Retail Shops
Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put cannabis in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules.

OLYMPIA, WA — Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put cannabis in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules. Washington became the second U.S. state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults on July 8 […]

Colorado Marijuana Edibles Maker Says Hershey Lawsuit a Big Surprise

DENVER, CO — A Colorado maker of marijuana edibles says it was surprised to be sued by Hershey Co, which accused it of ripping off the design of the company’s iconic chocolates and candies, because it changed its packaging six months ago. Hershey sued TinctureBelle LLC in U.S. District Court in Denver last week, alleging […]

Hershey’s Sues Marijuana Edible Makers Over Trademark Infringements

DENVER, CO — The Hershey Co. has sued a Colorado marijuana edibles maker, claiming it makes four pot-infused candies that too closely resemble iconic products of the chocolate maker. The trademark infringement lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Denver this week against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC. It alleges TinctureBelle’s Ganja Joy, […]

Formally Trained Chef Serves Up Classes on How to Cook with Cannabis
Chef Payton Curry trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York

SCOTTSDALE, AZ  — A formally-trained chef is serving up lessons about how to cook marijuana to Arizona residents. Payton Curry, who currently cooks at the Brat Haus in Scottsdale, is able to get medical marijuana legally to help treat his anxiety and depression. He says that medical pot improved his life, and now he wants […]

Girl Scout Sells Out of Cookies in 45 Min. at SF Pot Dispensary

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — After setting up shop outside the Green Cross medical marijuana clinic on Monday, San Francisco Girl Scout Danielle Lei sold out of cookies in just 45 minutes. Her mom, Carol, was there to help her out and make sure that she learned something from the experience. “They learn that they’re not drugged […]

Colorado Restaurant Offers “Pot Pairing Menu” in Marketing Campaign
Hapa Sushi says pairing menu, which is part of chain's "Happy Legalization" campaign, is just for fun

DENVER, CO — Colorado chain Hapa Sushi is hoping to capitalize on the legalization of cannabis in the state by offering its customers a “pairing menu” that matches specific strains of marijuana with certain sushi selections. Or that’s what they want you to think anyway. “This is entertainment. It’s just for fun. For people to come in and laugh […]