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Wed
14
Apr

Why is temperature control important to the cannabis industry?

Why is temperature control important to the cannabis industry?

When it comes to extraction, the name of the game is purity.

For the ultimate in cannabis product, short-path distillation is what the extraction industry turns to for the best possible results.

Distillation, chromatography, and re-distilling the product for purification can remove a lot of inactive compounds that serve no therapeutic purpose. 

It takes sophisticated, highly-calibrated components to allow companies to reach the level of purity that short-path distillation can obtain.

Tue
13
Apr

We Can Do A Better Job Reducing the Cannabis Industry's Carbon Footprint

The term “carbon footprint” has been used alongside phrases such as global warming, climate change, melting ice caps, rising sea levels and endangered species for some time now. What would be surprising to many people is to hear the term associated with a remedy as natural as the cannabis plant. However, with legalization rapidly spreading across the globe, the demand for cannabis products has only continued to grow. And while billions of dollars in cannabis sales add to the economy, growing cannabis can come with the heavy price of exponentially increasing our carbon footprint.

Tue
13
Apr

5 Reasons Minis Are Having a Moment

Prerolls make up 10 percent of California's cannabis market, and their popularity is growing. The last few years have shown excessive growth for mini joints in particular. With one-gram singles historically dominating the category, it's great to see more consumer choice regarding serving sizes.

Minis, often known as dogwalkers, offer more options. The joints range from .25 gram to .5 gram and several infused versions. Additionally, minis have served us well over the last year as COVID changed when and where we consume and brought new consumers into the fold. The combination of events makes me think the mini moment is here to stay. Here's why:

Tue
13
Apr

What happens when two cannabis strains are combined?

While people have likely smoked from a pipe or a bowl that had remnants from a different weed strain, mixing two strains is not something that usually done, at least not as a first choice. Is it possible to produce different highs when mixing two types of weed? Can a person tailor a high by playing scientist? Some people believe that’s the case and some don’t.

Mon
12
Apr

Hemp Can Increase Sustainability Across Many Industries

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted the ban on growing industrial hemp in 2018, companies developing sustainable products can look forward to a future supply of hemp fiber and oil. The plant material works in numerous industrial applications, including paper making, textiles, bioplastic packaging, flooring, and even a form of concrete.

Long History Of Usefulness

Hemp is the non-intoxicating variety of the cannabis or marijuana plant. For thousands of years, human civilizations have cultivated hemp for fiber. Historians have evidence that people grew hemp in 8,000 B.C. It was also a common crop in Colonial America. As recently as the 1930s, the state of Kansas was one of the biggest hemp producers in the world.

Fri
09
Apr

Delta-8 Vs Delta-9: What’s The Difference?

The critical difference is the pace at which these compounds build up effects. Here are some others.

Hemp and marijuana plants contain many active ingredients. However, a lot of focus is on two specific natural compounds found in these plants: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

Fri
09
Apr

How Women are Changing the STEM and Cannabis Industries

Women’s History Month may have passed, but it’s always a good time to honor the strong women working in male-dominated industries like STEM. Not only is cannabis male-dominated, so are many different technological areas like science and engineering. But, women are working in these spaces and fighting for greater representation. 

The Winter Emerge 2020 Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo featured a panel adorned with women making moves in science, technology, engineering, medicine, and cannabis. Titled “STEM Women of Cannabis,” and moderated by Mara Gordon, the panel covered the pros and cons of working in industries that often lack female representation. 

Fri
09
Apr

Cannabis Beverages Continue To Blaze A Trend As One Of The Top Choices For Cannabis Consumers

Cannabis infused beverages are quickly becoming a burgeoning vertical of the entire cannabis industry and this is a trend that we are excited about.

After Constellation Brands (STZ) made a $4 billion investment in Canopy Growth Corporation (WEED.TO) (CGC), we knew that cannabis infused beverages were going to be a major part of the market over the long-term and continue to monitor how the industry advances.

After Constellation decided to enter the legal cannabis industry, additional alcohol companies such as Molson Coors (TAP) jumped on the cannabis beverage bandwagon via a partnership with HEXO Corporation (HEXO.TO) (HEXO) and this is a relationship that we are closely following.

Thu
08
Apr

This Surprising Projection Shows Why Big Tobacco Is Moving Into Cannabis

Cannabis companies haven't made many deals outside of its own industry, but a couple of the more notable ones have involved tobacco. Altria (NYSE:MO) invested $1.8 billion into Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON) back in 2018 to take a 45% stake in its business.

Wed
07
Apr

Cannabis’ Innovative Technology Keeps Moving Up

Cannabis and innovation go hand-in-hand. From growing to packaging technology, consuming to creating, cannabis influences many innovative ideas.

Innovation in cannabis isn’t always as visible as it is in other industries. Cannabis is still budding and because it’s been illegal for so long, much of its innovation has happened behind closed doors.

As space continues to grow, entrepreneurs are becoming more comfortable sharing their ideas and advocating for a more transparent industry.

The cannabis community is ripe with innovators developing thoughtful solutions to emerging problems. Here are a just a few bringing their ingenuity to the space.

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