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Wed
27
May

Increase Profits by Creating Closer Customer Connections

How could a company with the capital and resources of Google have miscalculated the demand for Google Glass? Why would a conglomerate the size of Blockbuster not recognize that online movie rentals and sales were quickly outpacing the demand for DVD’s?

The answer is the inability or lack of desire to change.

I’m not referring to the ability to introduce change, but specifically the ability to predict, respond and adapt to changes being thrust upon the business. Consider the three most fundamental areas of business that influence the profitability and viability of any business.

Tue
26
May

A Biotech Future for Marijuana?

It is often thought that the economic future for recreational marijuana is relatively limited. The people who use it for fun will eventually move from the black market to the legal market and perhaps into other forms of consumption, but the absolute number will not necessarily increase.

Marijuana’s pharmaceutical future, on the other hand, is a largely unexplored world. Research has been stymied in the United States, but tantalizing clues hint at great potential for both medicine and investors.

 

Chemistry 101

The chemistry of cannabis was largely unexplored until 1964 when Israeli scientistsRaphael Mechoulam, Yechiel Gaoni and Habib Edery first isolated THC.

Tue
26
May

BankingTHC Addresses Cannabis Business Dilemma

When banks close the accounts of legal marijuana businesses, they frequently cite the prohibitive cost of following Department of Justice and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network guidance about complying with the Bank Secrecy Act. As a consequence, cannabis businesses have great difficulty getting and keeping bank accounts.

BankingTHC hopes to solve this problem by adapting existing software, initially designed to fight fraud in the franchising industry, to help banks understand their cannabis customers, providing them with more than just a place to keep money.

Tue
26
May

Creating The Epicenter Of Florida’s Cannabis Industry

By Peter Sessa

A city world famous for its cigar trade may soon be home to the nexus of Florida’s medical marijuana industry.

How do you build an industry around a product that is still considered illegal in your state? Rather than a challenge, Common Bond Collaborative sees this as a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Tue
26
May

There is a crazy theory going around Prague that says Google will acquire Twitter

About 1,000 social media executives from around the world attended the Engage 2015 conference in Prague last week, hosted by Socialbakers, the big Czech startup that handles a huge chunk of Facebook's international marketing clients.

Outside the main conference sessions much of the chatter among attendees was about whether Facebook or Google was more powerful in terms of reaching the audiences they need. Both have audiences in the billions, but Facebook seems to be innovating faster than Google right now.

There was less talk about Twitter.

Mon
25
May

Grow Hack: 5 Facts About Dissolved Oxygen

After all the work you’ve done with lightingextractor fansnutrients, grow medium, watering and everything else you need to consider when growing good cannabis indoors, an invisible component of water might be the last thing you want to think about.

Mon
25
May

Staying in touch with your cannabis community has never been easier

CannaSOS have recently launched their new app to help consumers stay in touch with medical marijuana information on the go.

The app aims to allow users to ask advice and seek answers from peers, medical professionals, activists and marijuana experts. Share your knowledge and experience with like-minded people. Share your publications, news, success stories, educational posts and other articles with the cannabis community and more.

Their following blog entry explains more:

Hello our mobile friends!

We understand the importance of being able to access CannaSOS on the go. Good news for all, as we have launched the CannaSOS app for Android and iOS will follow soon.

Mon
25
May

Weed art: Denver exhibits honor, and question, the marijuana revolution

Artists aren’t so quick to respond to social change. It’s not that they don’t care, of course, it’s just that art doesn’t work that way.

Conceiving and executing art — figuring out what to say and how to say it — take time. Add to that technical things, like printing, framing and paint-drying, and then logistics, like finding a spot on the schedule of a busy gallery.

Sat
23
May

A Brighter Future for Marijuana Growing

On the floor of the 2015 Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Chicago this week there is one word on everyone’s lips: greenhouse. From investors to cultivators, the consensus is that a bright future for cannabis cultivation is looming, and the future is Sungrown.

There are countless advantages to greenhouse growing, but the core of the argument always returns to an inescapable token of common sense: sunlight is the ideal means to grow plants. No matter what combination of solar-panel-charged LEDs or subterranean geothermal cooling humans come up with, no methodology to date can hold a candle to the convenient fusion reactor in the sky shining light on us daily.

Sat
23
May

Google Backs Farm-Focused Startup as 'AgTech' Blooms

Google on Tuesday pumped $15 million into a farming-focused technology startup, the latest in a surge of investment applying Internet innovations to growing food.

The funding round led by Google's investment arm brings to nearly $28 million the total amount of money pumped into Farmers Business Network (FBN) by backers including powerhouse Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

"Farmers are quintessential entrepreneurs; they are on their own and are mechanics, hackers, managers, animal specialists and more," FBN co-founder Charles Baron told AFP.

"Agriculture has always seen lots of innovation. What you are seeing more of now is venture-backed companies pushing into agriculture."

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