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Tue
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May

NTRR Readies Solutions to Colorado's Crackdown on Cannabis Pesticides

Neutra Corp. (OTCBB: NTRR) will complete market testing this week on a new suite of products that could help cannabis growers avoid Colorado’s crackdown on pesticides.

Mon
18
May

Tech venture capitalists finally give pot industry a serious look

The invitation to the 420 Pitch competition last week in San Francisco included this warning: “No cannabis consumption in the Twitter Building. Stick around for details on the after-party.”

Other than that, the marijuana-focused event looked like something you’d see in Silicon Valley five days a week: 10 startups pitching their ideas to more than 100 major tech investors, “Shark Tank” style.

That was reassuring to organizers, who interpreted it as another step in integrating two of California’s major industries — tech and weed.

But there’s still a long way to go. Investors are wary of dropping cash on an industry that remains quasi-legal in California. Monday’s event was designed to show that the weed business is slowly becoming professional.

Mon
18
May

Legal Marijuana Cultivation Is Driving A Technology 'Revolution' In Industrial Agriculture

Deep within a cedar forest in British Columbia, Dan Sutton is building what he hopes will be the most energy-efficient, high-technology greenhouse for growing cannabis. Spurred by the booming market for medical marijuana, he and a group of biologists and engineers have experimented for almost three years with digital sensors, lighting arrays, software programs and ventilators to design a greenhouse system with the lowest energy costs and highest crop yields.

“We said, ‘Let’s assume everything that’s ever been done in cannabis cultivation is wrong, and we have to build from the ground up,’” said Sutton, the 28-year-old managing director of Tantalus Labs in Vancouver.  “We have this broad realm of science that no one has been able to previously explore.”

Mon
18
May

What Are The Top Five Tech Trends In The Marijuana Industry?

The marijuana industry is growing at a rapid pace, and the tech sector of the marijuana industry presents a lot of business opportunities for people looking to cash in on the next great American industry. According to David Goldstein, co-founder of Potbotics Inc., the top five tech trends in the marijuana industry are:

Internet based technology
Smart machines
Analytics
Software-defined application and infrastructure
Security

Mon
18
May

This Marijuana Stock's Expenses Are Soaring

GW Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: GWPH  ) has the richest pipeline of marijuana-derived medicines in development, and that has investors flocking to pick up shares in hopes of benefiting from the rising adoption of such drugs. But a flurry of research trials is also costing the company big bucks, so investors should pay close attention to how quickly it burns through its cash stockpile.

Mon
18
May

Who is Happy app lets marijuana users find each other

Marijuana users looking for someone to smoke with have a new app that lets them find like-minded people around the world.

The creator of the 'Who is Happy' app is a Brazilian epilepsy sufferer who is campaigning to get the drug decriminalised.

He describes his software as a  'Foursquare for stoners', comparing it to the app that allows users to rate restaurants and other places they visit.

Marijuana users looking for someone to smoke with have a new app that lets them find like-minded people around the world. Users who anonymously log their location will see a green cloud appear on the app's map, covering a half mile radium (1km). They can then check to see if others are partaking anywhere nearby

Fri
15
May

50th Ward alderman supports medical marijuana — somewhere else

Far North Side Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th) doesn’t want a medical marijuana dispensary approved by the state to open near a large West Ridge neighborhood park.

“I do support medical marijuana — I want to make that clear — but I’m concerned about the location,” the alderman said.

Her vocal opposition comes as 420 Capital Management, the company with a state license to open to the dispensary at 6501 N. Western Ave., needs to win a crucial city zoning permit allowing the medical marijuana shop to open.

Silverstein said the store on Western would be too close to Warren Park, located less than a block north.

Fri
15
May

App helps you find marijuana

LONDON - Cannabis users looking for someone to share a joint with have a new app that lets them find like-minded smokers around the world.

The creator of the Who is Happy app, a Brazilian epilepsy sufferer who wants the drug decriminalized, says his software is a kind of "Foursquare for stoners," comparing it to the app that allows users to rate restaurants and other places they visit.

"The app is the first global platform of its kind allowing cannabis consumers to connect and unite to promote happiness while de-stigmatizing and hopefully decriminalizing cannabis use around the world," Paulo Costa said.

Fri
15
May

Uruguayan Government Grants Plandai Biotechnology Provisional License for the Research & Development of Prescription Cannabinoid Medicines

LOGAN, UT--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) -Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc. (PLPL) (“Plandaí” or “the Company”), announced today that the Government of Uruguay, through its Institute of Regulation and Control of Cannabis (IRCCA), granted Plandai Biotechnology Uruguay S.A. a provisional license under the Marijuana and Derivates Law 19.172, Decree No.46/2015, Articles 6 and 9, to establish a scientific program for the research, and development of prescription cannabinoid medicines.

Fri
15
May

Defining digital medicine

Technology has already transformed the social fabric of life in the twenty-first century. It is now poised to profoundly influence disease management and healthcare. Beyond the hype of the 'mobile health' and 'wearable technology' movement, the ability to monitor our bodies and continuously gather data about human biology suggests new possibilities for both biomedical research and clinical practice. Just as the Human Genome Project ushered in the age of high-throughput genotyping, the ability to automate, continuously record, analyze and share standardized physiological and biological data augurs the beginning of a new era—that of high-throughput human phenotyping.

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