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Tue
25
Aug

Security service for cannabis businesses latest to enter Alaska market

Without reconciliation of banking laws at a federal level, local businesses, such as those popping up in Alaska, will need security to handle cash.

Like a gold rush, Alaska's upcoming green rush will bring stacks of specie and currency, along with a version of the Pinkertons to guard the loot.

Federal banking laws prohibit federally- or state-chartered banks and credit unions from accepting marijuana deposits or giving marijuana loans. The disparity between federal law and states that have legalized the product creates a unique security risk, as it consigns every cannabis grower, retailer, and broker to a cash-only business model ripe for theft or robbery. Alaska is catching on to a trend of cannabis business security that is rapidly growing in the Lower 48.

Tue
25
Aug

East Yorkshire farmer grows his own home

BUILDING A farmhouse is nothing new, but farmer Nick Voase has raised the bar, by building his new home out of hemp grown entirely on his own farm.

Nick, who lives in Baswick, near Brandesburton started growing hemp in 2002 as an alternative crop and a combination of the severe East Yorkshire floods in 2007 and changing family circumstances led to his visionary building project.

Explaining how it began, Nick said: “We were looking for a break crop and had tried borage and lupins, among other things, then we tried hemp, and it just fitted, growing it bi-annually with wheat.”

Mon
24
Aug

The Leaf: A Fully Automated Cannabis Grow Box

Ever wanted to grow weed at home, but been put off by its intimidating nature? Leaf, a fully automated grow box aims to change that.

Mon
24
Aug

Natural pest control business gets boost from medical cannabis industry

TORONTO – When Sarah Stuive first got into the natural pest control business – which uses predatory insects, or “good bugs,” to weed out pests – she never expected to be working with cannabis plants.

But thanks to Health Canada regulations that limit the use of chemical pesticides on medical marijuana in order to make sure the plants are safe for consumption, the biological control specialist says she’s seeing an uptick in business.

“I have seen a lot of growth in demand since the start of the cannabis industry,” said Stuive, who works for Global Horticultural and also provides her services to vegetable farmers and plant growers. “It’s a new alternative to chemicals.”

Mon
24
Aug

Denver, Colorado to Hold Crypto Cannabis Conference

Colorado, a US state known for its liberal regulation of cannabis, is now going to host the Crypto Cannabis Conference on October 24th & 25th, 2015. The organizers expect the attendance from the best minds in the cannabis industry who will discuss the pros and cons of Bitcoin for the cannabis industry.

Also read: Bitcoin XT Blocks are Being Mined on the Network Right now

Mon
24
Aug

Companies race to create marijuana breathalyzer; Oregon differs from neighbors in THC limit

If Colorado or Washington police pull you over and find more than 5 nanograms of the mind-altering ingredient of marijuana per milliliter of blood in your system, you're guilty of stoned driving – whether you smoked three days ago or three hours ago.

And you could lose your license.

Not so in Oregon. In this state, so far at least, there's no established limit for the amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, you can have in your blood before you are presumed to be impaired while driving.

Sat
22
Aug

TREES CEO MARSHALL HAYNER: "CANNABIS WILL BE A BIGGER INDUSTRY THAN BIG TOBACCO... AND IT NEEDS BITCOIN"

The San Francisco-based dispensary, Trees, wants to hook you up with a cannabis kit, so all of your needs are taken care of in one place. The company acknowledges that - with technology like vaporizers, dabs, and so on, cannabis has become pretty complex (especially after a dome straight to the head). So for that reason, Trees stocks the latest tech and glassware for your blazing pleasure and packages in a convenient form.

Medicinal use of cannabis in California has been legal since 1996. While in Colorado and Washington cannabis is recreational, in California, the legalization of recreational is on the ballot for next year. The medical industry have allowed a booming medical marijuana industry to grow.

Fri
21
Aug

High-tech marijuana: The science & profit of cannabis composition

How potent is pot? This seemingly basic question is a serious one for state marijuana industries and the agencies that regulate them. Last week, the Colorado Department of Revenue—the state's marijuana regulatory agency—released a report on equivalency, potency, and dosing that offered important answers to that question. In the process, the study also engaged another critical aspect of marijuana products: equivalency in composition. That is, how much marijuana does it take to produce the items demanded at market: flower, edibles, concentrates, tinctures, etc.

Fri
21
Aug

Russia threatens to block Wikipedia over cannabis page

The Russian government has threatened to ban Wikipedia over a page explaining charas, a hashish type of cannabis.

Roskomnadzor, the Kremlin's internet watchdog, has reportedly written to Wikipedia's administrators saying it will be ban the website in its entirety unless the entry - which basically provides a recipe - is removed.

Thu
20
Aug

Mobile Wallets: Why Consumers Will Adopt or Won't Adopt - Security

Mobile payments/wallets—those initiated on a mobile device such as a cell phone or tablet computer—have received a significant amount of attention recently. Yet, despite the attention, mobile payments have not been widely adopted in the United States.

While industry experts agree mobile payments eventually will take off, there are many barriers. Some barriers are on the supply side—for example, the difficulty of getting industry participants to agree on technological standards and the lack of compelling business models for participants.

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