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Wed
25
Aug

Instagram Targets Cannabis-Related Social Media Accounts

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Photo-based social media giant Instagram regularly takes action against cannabis-related accounts for violating the terms of service (TOS). Often enough, the reason behind a ban is often unclear to the accounts that are affected—which leads to detrimental loss in engagement for up-and-coming cannabis businesses. 

Wed
25
Aug

6 common cannabis cultivation techniques that are more myth than fact

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When it comes to cannabis cultivation, all growers seem to believe they invented how to do it.

And for a long time, those hard-earned secrets were kept close to the vest.

Now, with legalization, expert cultivators working in the legal market are becoming increasingly more likely to share their know-how.

With that sharing of knowledge, they’ve also come to realize that growers have been holding on to superstitions and myths.

“There are countless ‘legacy’ practices used in the cannabis industry with absolutely no scientific justification,” said Travis Higginbotham, vice president of production for Harborside Farms, based in Salinas, California.

Tue
24
Aug

Apple Just Ended the Marijuana Industry as You Know It – Tech and Traffic are Now More Valuable Than Weed Itself Now

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The marijuana industry just changed by 360 degrees as tech companies are now buying MSOs and cannabis licenses.

The cannabis industry headlines lite up recently as software and delivery operator EAZE stepped up and bought an MSO. Ho-hum, nothing to see here, just a software and TECH company not getting bought by an MSO, but the exact opposite, a company that specializes in data and delivery buying a multi-state marijuana operation.

Let that sink in.

A technology platform backed by billionaire Peter Thiel and Privateer Holdings, just bought cannabis licenses in multiple states.  The entire deal flow of the cannabis industry has been changed forever.

Thu
05
Aug

Tracking technology helps ensure marijuana stays out of the wrong hands

Soon, businesses will be able to grow and sell recreational marijuana in Connecticut, but how do we make sure none of it ends up on the black market?

Other states use technology to track marijuana.

Track-and-trace technology doesn’t just help ensure marijuana stays in the regulated market, it also protects consumers, it’s easier to recall products that go bad, and it’s all because companies can track even ounce from seed to sale.

"I want to make sure that we are doing the most efficient, thoughtful process with every gram," Megan Sanders, CEO of Canna Provisions, tells us.

Megan is able to monitor every ounce of marijuana through her Canna Provisions, whether it’s seedlings, in an incubator, or the final products customers buy.

Wed
04
Aug

Hemp waste, a new cement replacement and biofuel

Hemp is a cannabis sativa plant that contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient typically associated with marijuana.

The market for industrial hemp, which can be used to make a wide variety of products, was estimated to be US$5 billion in 2019 and is forecast to grow to US$36 billion by 2026.

More hemp being turned into more products means more hemp waste, which is the stalk after the leaves, flower and seeds have been removed.

Wed
04
Aug

Cannabis-Based Sativex Mouth Spray To Treat Brain Tumors?

Patients diagnosed with glioblastoma usually have 12 to 18 months to live and those suffering from recurrent glioblastoma survive for less than a year.

By Jelena Martinovic

Patients suffering from glioblastoma, the most common, deadly and extremely aggressive type of brain cancer, may have a chance of living longer if Sativex, a cannabis-based mouth spray, proves effective in treating recurrent brain tumors.

Thu
29
Jul

This Hot Tech Will Unleash A Cannabis Boom

Imagine it’s 2025…

Cannabis is the nation’s cash crop, and your friend is telling you about a new “super strain” at the local dispensary.

But he didn’t tell you that it was produced using CRISPR gene editing.

CRISPR technology can edit a plant’s genetic code by removing or replacing a specific genetic sequence.

Gene editing will improve the efficiency of growing operations and unlock higher profit margins for cannabis companies.

And that means huge gains ahead for cannabis investors…

Thu
29
Jul

Medical cannabis and its use for people with fibromyalgia

Dr Mark Ware, Chief Medical Officer at Canopy Growth Corporation, discusses medical cannabis as a treatment for fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia, also referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. Whilst there are treatments which can ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia, there is currently no cure. Medications including painkillers and antidepressants are some of the most commonly prescribed treatments for the condition. However, these can have serious side effects.

Tue
27
Jul

Inside The Science Of A Cannabis Breakthrough

While the use of cannabis dates back to the third millennium BC, the ways that humans have experienced the plant haven’t changed dramatically. With legal medicinal dispensaries being welcomed into our communities, the selection and quality of cannabis products has improved vastly - but the fundamental experience of ingestible products has stayed basically the same. At long last, that’s about to change.

Thu
22
Jul

How cannabis growers are using technology to be more productive, cut costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cannabis cultivators are using technology to reduce water and energy use, cut down on labor costs and increase yields and quality.

Here are examples of the technology that marijuana and hemp growers are using to make their facilities more productive:

  • Sensors to help control irrigation and fine-tune lighting.
  • Systems that can remotely control a grow-room environment, such as temperature and humidity.
  • State-of-the-art LED bulbs and smartphone-controlled technology to lower and raise the lighting.

Gone are the days when a cannabis grower would lift a pot to check how much or little water a plant needed.Sensing a trend

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