This is a talk on Zoom about my new book, Let’s Ask Marion.
6:30 at the Jewish Community Center. Information and registration (required for Zoom link) here.
As decriminalization of marijuana use proceeds steadily, I am seeing more attention focused on cannabis-infused edibles. These are now produced commercially by businesses that go well beyond brownies.
Pediatricians, as I’ve discussed previously, are worried about kids eating them.
But in Colorado, where such things are legal, producers are complaining that the regulatory environment is so difficult that they can’t make a profit.
According to a report in the industry newsletter, Bakery and Snacks, the profit problem was the focus of an education session at a Las Vegas conference on “The Future of Wholesale Baking with Marijuana,” conducted by two producers of infused edibles, Sweet Grass Kitchen and Love’s Oven. Their gripes:
Startups are always hard. But with half of $27 billion at stake, and more and more states considering legalizing the stuff, I can see why they are hanging in there.
While we are on the topic, a new paper in JAMA reviews statistics on marijuana use in the U.S. and reports 7000 new users a day, and rising. It calls for better surveillance of how much is used, and how.
I will be watching the use and the business of edibles with much interest.