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Is This Fast-Acting “Cannabis Shot” the Future of Edibles?

Is This Fast-Acting “Cannabis Shot” the Future of Edibles?

“To me, we have the fastest way to get stoned on the market,” says Tony Alfiere, the inventor behind Quigley’s new short-release THC concoction.

- Merry Jane
No matter how seasoned a cannabis veteran you might consider yourself to be, many of us have had at least one hellish experience with edibles. How could you forget that one time you gorged on your buddy’s space cookies and momentarily forgot how to read? That said, there are innumerable pros to consuming THC-infused food and beverages, from the health benefits (smoke-free lungs, snacks with healthy ingredients) to the creativity — just peep our edibles recipe column. But if you...

Senate Confirms Marijuana Opponent Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

Senate Confirms Marijuana Opponent Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

Reactions from the cannabis community are mixed.

- Merry Jane
The Republican-dominated Senate confirmed the controversial Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions on Wednesday night to take the reins as the next Attorney General of the United States. This action makes Sessions the new law enforcement hammer over at the U.S. Department of Justice, which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration.
It was no surprise that Sessions, who was confirmed in a vote of 52-to-47, was given the job. Despite his less than favorable track record on a number of...

Pot "shot" now available in Aspen

Pot "shot" now available in Aspen

- Aspen Public Radio
A new cannabis product available in Aspen is reflective of the exponential growth of the edible marijuana industry.
Part-time Aspen resident Tripp Keber is the CEO of Dixie Brands — an infused-cannabis product company. That means THC-laced cookies, chocolates, gummies … you name it
“I was dubbed the Willy Wonka of weed, which my mother wasn’t that thrilled about,” said Keber.
Dixie Elixirs is now distributing Quigley’s — a two ounce...

New marijuana product promises to change edibles landscape

New marijuana product promises to change edibles landscape

- Fox 31 Denver
The cannabis industry is moving at ‘light-speed’ these days, with new products and treatments coming almost daily. The new product this week: Quigley’s Shots.
“This product has no calories, no fat and is gluten free,” said inventor Tony Alfiere.
“I developed this cannabis infused drink to help a friend who was suffering a brain tumor. She wanted to be treated with cannabis, but didn’t like the uncertainty of edibles—you never know how...

Cannabusiness: How the Tech Boom Is Influencing Pot CEOs

Cannabusiness: How the Tech Boom Is Influencing Pot CEOs

- High Times
The Apples of tomorrow in the cannabis industry are focused on their core product or service. This focus is one reason why only a handful of pot entrepreneurs stand out—such as Ata Gonzalez, CEO of GFarmaLabs and Trip Keber, CEO of Dixie Brands, who is known as the "Willy Wonka of Weed" because he creates pot-infused candy and sodas.
“Leading tech companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Apple all differentiated themselves by making their leaders the face and voice of...