Cannabis Briefs for January 17, 2023January 17, 2023
•Seattle, Washington-based Jones Soda Co. is bringing its Mary Jones line of cannabis-infused drinks to its home state. The move follows the successful launch of Mary Jones in California last June. The brand will launch in Washington early this year with a full portfolio of products across beverages and edibles in both low- and high-dose options. The first flavors will include Root Beer, Berry Lemonade, Green Apple, and Orange & Cream, available in 10mg and 100mg of THC options. Washington manufacturing will be handled by CompCanna, which developed Ray’s Infused Lemonade, the No.-1 cannabis drink in the state. Dogtown Pioneers will handle distribution, with penetration into 95% of dispensaries there.
•Recreational cannabis sales in Maine totaled $158.9 million in 2022, nearly doubling 2021’s sales figures, according to data from the state’s Office of Cannabis Policy. Monthly sales climbed above $10 million in April and held there for the rest of the year, peaking in August when the state sold $17 million of cannabis. With December’s haul of $15.2 million, only one month–November–has dipped below $15 million since July. In August, Maine consumers spent just over $10 million on “usable cannabis,” which is to say flower, $3.9 million on concentrates, and $3.1 million on infused products.
•Irvine, California-based Petalfast, a cannabis distribution and marketing company, has partnered with cannabis beverage brand Sip Elixirs in California and Arizona. Sip Elixirs specializes in high-dose (100mg of THC), low-volume drinks in flavors like Passionfruit and Orange, Watermelon, Pineapple Lime Cherry, Wild Berry, and Electric Lemon. Petalfast recently announced its push into Arizona, Massachusetts, and Michigan.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning. You will also receive the Cannabis edition as part of your subscription.