13 Weed Tech Equipment Products to Deck Out Your Cannabis Business

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If you're starting a cannabis business in one of the 30 states and counting where marijuana is legalized in some form, you're going to need a lot of tech.

Growers and dispensaries need seed-to-sale platforms to track products and manage state compliance, a cannabis-focused customer relationship management and marketing automation system (such as Baker), and even social advertising.

There's also plenty of hardware for everything from grow lights, hydroponic climate control, and packing systems to industrial lab equipment and biometric security tech. So, whether you're looking for a big grow automation rig, a medical strain encyclopedia app, or a Point-of-Sale solution for your dispensary, we may have just the thing.

Hydroponic Control Systems

Lab Tech

Grow hardware like that of Damatex Control Systems and Argus Controlscan manage all the aspects of your grow operations, from heating, cooling, and irrigation to data recording and energy consumption.

At last year's Cannabis World Congress in New York City, the show floor was full of large distilling tubes and arrays of different beakers and lab equipment for managing cannabis oils and concentrates. Vendors including Labscape, Scientific Equipment Source, and YGreen showed off everything from oil-filling machines to pesticide and microtoxin testing equipment.

Bud Trimming Machines

Bud Trimming Machines

Home harvesting and bud-trimming solutions like the new Twister T6 give growers and weed farmers cutting-edge handheld rigs for fast, precise trimming and cultivation.

Extraction Rigs

Extraction Rigs

Industrial-scale extraction systems like those exhibited by United Science Corp. can automate cannabis oil extraction, separating, grinding, de-waxing, and more with a series of pumps, tanks, sensors, and configurable software that produces a throughput of more than 800g per hour.

Integrated Security

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Integrated Security

One trend we've started to see a lot is security companies targeting cannabusinesses. Providers like Integrated Security & Communicationsand Eyeson offer all sorts of real-time surveillance and security systems for medical marijuana businesses both in retail settings and processing facilities, including some innovative tech like sensors that pick up residue from a recently shot firearm.

Vacuum Drying Ovens

Vacuum Drying Ovens

Materials processing companies such as Across International showed off shiny rotary evaporators, extraction presses, and glass reactors, but they also sell heavy-duty vacuum drying ovens to create high-quality oils, shatters, and waxes.

AirNugz

AirNugz

Built by Airganics, the AirNugz series of air filtration systems and accessories gives you a portable air purifier and odor neutralizer for your cannabis growth and processing operations.

LED Grow Lights

The LED grow lights developed by cannabis design, engineering, and consulting firm Hybrid Tech (in partnership with lighting company Lemnis Oreon) use hydronic cooling to give you all the light you need for your grow, without the usual heat and energy output.

Micro Grow Greenhouses

Micro Grow Greenhouses

Using a process called vapor pressure deficit (VPD), indoor growing systems like Micro Grow can execute precise irrigation and propagation misting inside a cannabis greenhouse with remote access controls.

Grow Droid

Grow Droid

The Grow.Droid platform from¬†HempTech¬†is a fully automated commercial grow system for tents and shipping containers, giving growers an Intelligent Control Cabinet‚ÄĒconsisting of a physical console and a software dashboard‚ÄĒto monitor sensors and plant health, adjust dosing and environmental controls, and every other aspect of the grow.

Biometrics and Mobile Surveillance

Biometrics and Mobile Surveillance

Integrated Security also offers a biometric access control system that scanned our faces when we moved in front of the camera. There was also mobile surveillance provider Safety Vision, which secures cannabis transport with a system of real-time, 360-degree cameras and geolocation transponders to collect video evidence of deliveries and reduce risk of theft.

Convectium

Convectium Featured in our weed tech startup roundup, Convectium is a B2B and B2C manufacturing company that sells all-in-one "Fill Seal Sell" rigs. These are one of the first examples of a large-scale, commercially available, vape pen filling machine that can pump out hundreds of vaporizer cartridges at a time.

CustomVault

CustomVault

In addition to building modular vaults and vault doors, CustomVault also offers its CannSecure Cash Solution for helping dispensaries securely log, store, and transfer cash from the point-of-sale. Cannabis is still almost exclusively a cash business because of restrictive banking regulations, but at least systems like this help reduce cash exposure and risk.

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