Azuca News

Why Is New York City Embargoing CBD Products?

Just like Los Angeles in late 2018, America’s other big trendsetting city, New York, suddenly outlawed CBD infused food and beverages in a seemingly backwards snap. Announced the same week as the federal relaxations on hemp from the Farm Bill, New York’s Department of Health decided to crack down on cannabidiol dosed prepared food items— not tinctures or manufactured foods, which they see as…

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Impress Your Valentine With Chocolate-Tasting Tips From A Chef

I've been tasting chocolate — lots of chocolate. And let me begin by saying, as jobs go, this is a good one. Let's start this lesson by taking a minute to learn some very basic information about this sweet, nuanced treat. This is not the milk chocolate you grew up eating, which is loaded with sugar. This is sophisticated, craft chocolate — what's often called "bean to bar." These chocolate bars…

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Hudson Yards Gains a Fine Dining Restaurant Called Zodiac Room

Williamsburg pizzeria shutters Pizza restaurant Fornino closed its Williamsburg location after 15 years in the neighborhood. It originally opened on Bedford Ave. but relocated to Kent Ave. in 2017. Locations remain in Greenpoint and seasonally at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6. More Hudson Yards developments The Neiman Marcus store planned for the Hudson Yards development project will also contain a…

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How to Use CBD in Your Daily Routine

As many countries and several states in America start to legalize and welcome marijuana and hemp products, it’s no surprise that CBD has made its way into everything from grooming products to yoga studios. If you’re curious but not quite schooled on the best practices for implementing CBD goods into your routine, it can be intimidating to get started. First things first: What is CBD? Founder and…

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Azuca Puts CBD Into Sugar So You Can Put It In Coffee (or Literally Anything)

While walking the Fancy Food Show floor this week, I was curious to see how many companies would use one of the trendiest products of 2019: cannabidiol (better known as CBD). While the number was surprisingly few (no more than three or four), I did see a few companies incorporating CBD into things like tea and chocolates. Azuca wasn’t exhibiting at the show, but the startup was certainly there to…

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Trendy hemp compound CBD set for big boost from U.S. farm bill

The status of cannabis component CBD as a trendy new superfood ingredient may be cemented this week by U.S. President Donald Trump. The US$867 billion farm bill, headed to the president for his signature, would remove industrial hemp from a list of federally controlled substances, a major step as weed culture pushes into the U.S. mainstream. That would create a legal market for CBD that could be…

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The Cannabis Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

Don’t know what gift to buy for the holidays? We’ve got you covered. Our gift guide covers CBD, THC, smoking accessories, skin care, storage and other unique cannabis products. CBD JuJu Royal CBD-Infused Rosemary Extra Virgin Olive OilEach bottle of JuJu Royal CBD-Infused Olive Oil contains 250 mg full-spectrum CBD. This is top of the line CBD oil that taste incredible. The fresh rosemary herbs…

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Kim Rael Interview: CEO of Azuca, Fast Acting and Predictable Cannabis Edibles

Kim Rael, CEO of Azuca, has an extensive background as an operating executive and venture capitalist. Follow Azuca on Twitter @Azuca_co. Prior to her career in venture, she co-founded an advanced energy company and held numerous management positions at Intel, where she managed a $200 million capital budget, led planning for a $1 Billion expansion, and held roles in finance, operations and…

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Edibles Processor Confident Inconsistent Testing Results Can Be Resolved Through Collaboration with Cannabis Labs

As states across the United States legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis use, cannabinoid-infused edibles have quickly become one of the most popular products on dispensary shelves. For many consumers, this is the first impression and experience of the cannabis industry. Edibles, however, have gained a reputation for being variable in their potency. This situation has left edibles…

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The Cannabis Holiday Gift Guide 2018-19 Edition

2018/19 Cannabis.net Gift Guide For That Cannabis Smoker In Your Life   The most wonderful time of the year is finally here. Not that a reason is needed, but the holidays are the ideal occasion to gift the cannabis enthusiast in your life with awesome products that will make their 2019 (and beyond!) healthier and way more fun. After all, there’s no better gift than cannabis! We’ve rounded up…

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