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Oct

Odor-minimizing technology for cannabis cultivation that doesn't irritate your neighbors

Cannabis growers rack up odor complaints

While some would argue marijuana odor is actually a pleasant aroma, smells coming from cannabis cultivation facilities are starting to get a lot of heat from neighbors who find the aroma to be offensive.

“Odors from cultivation facilities are becoming an increasingly contentious issue between cannabis growers, the municipalities they call home and residents who live nearby,” according to Marijuana Business Daily.

Fri
16
Oct

How LEDs Are Making Weed Better

A FEW YEARS out of graduate school in botany, Paul Gray found himself tinkering with the lights for growing Green Crack. Yeah, that Green Crack: the strain of weed so strong that none other than Snoop Dogg—according to ganja lore—bestowed it such a name. Gray wasn’t just messing around, though. He found that growing Green Crack under light-emitting diode lamps could make the already potent strain even stronger.

Thu
15
Oct

The Quest For Greener Weed

Growing weed isn't usually very green. In rural California, where marijuana is the top cash crop, it uses massive amounts of water during the drought. In fragile Northern California ecosystems that are just starting to recover from the logging industry, guerrilla weed growers are chopping down trees, eroding hillsides, poisoning wildlife, and illegally sucking up water from rivers and streams.

Wed
14
Oct

The future of agricultural pest control is biopesticides

The name “pest,” which at times means “nuisance” or “annoying,” doesn’t do the best job at portraying the devastating nature of the insects who attack crops and agriculture around the world. Some estimates provided by academia show us that insects can destroy up to 10 percent of crops in developed nations; in nations that are still developing, pests can take up to 25 percent of the food being grown. Reports out of Ghana indicate that pests and diseases claim up to 30 percent of that country’s crops.

Wed
14
Oct

Drug Testing: Misleading Simplicity of Complex Issues

Our sophisticated techy gadgets, gismos and latest ‘apps’ make life easier, simpler and quicker. Our technology driven society monitors, measures and controls almost every aspect of daily life. The Internet tracks our lifestyle, values and interests, bar codes scan our shopping habits, CCTV cameras our movement, GPS/mobile phones track our precise location – this mass of data provides greater surveillance, knowledge and certainty for a world with an insatiable appetite for the measurable, tangible and controllable.

Tue
13
Oct

Colorado's monthly marijuana sales top $100 million

Marijuana sales blazed past the $100 million mark for the first time in August, the Denver Post reported over the weekend.

According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — the highest monthly total since legal recreational cannabis sales began there in January 2014.

Tue
13
Oct

Bitcoin for potheads: Cannabis cryptocurrency 101

Why cryptocurrency?

Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level in the United States. That means dispensaries and cannabis-related businesses operating lawfully under state laws can still have a hard time getting traditional banks to take their business.

As such, many cannabis-related businesses must operate on a cash-only basis. This is an inconvenience and it puts marijuana businesses at personal risk.

Since the industry still lacks a non-physical way to complete secure transactions, cryptocurrencies actually make a lot of sense for marijuana operators.

Tue
13
Oct

Boulder County's marijuana industry maturing

New start ups target health-conscious consumers, even as they seek the old fashioned services of accountants and attorneys

Holly Alberti-Evans wants to help your parents get high.

The Massachusetts-to-Longmont transplant runs Healthy Headie Lifestyle, which dispatches consultants to private homes to demonstrate and sell vaporizers.

"We call it the 'Mary Kay of mary jay,'" Alberti-Evans said.

Their typical client? Baby boomers.

"People over the age of 50 are canna-curious," she said, often from using in their teens. "We've had people approach us and say 'I haven't consumed in 30 years.' They don't know where to find the product or what devices to use.

"And so we thought, Tupperware parties. Let's show them what to use and how to use it."

Tue
13
Oct

SATIVA, INDICA, AND HYBRID: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

The first thing you’ll need to understand about cannabis is the three distinct categories colors that strains are sorted into : sativa, indica, and hybrid.

Tue
13
Oct

MJ Highway to be Honored at the 2015 Fortune Most Appealing Women Entrepreneur Conference

Jessica Billingsley of MJ Freeway to Receive Award in the Company of the World’s A lot of Distinguished Females Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Influencers

DENVER, Oct. 12, 2015/ Weed Wire/– Jessica Billingsley, Co-Founder and COO of MJ Freeway Company Solutions, a Denver-based woman-owned software application business and the market leading service provider of cannabis company software application including point of sale, inventory tracking, production, and growing management, will certainly be the first female ever from the cannabis industry to allow the prominent 2015 Fortune A lot of Appealing Females Entrepreneur Award. This incredible accolade exists to 10 female founders of prospering, ingenious, revolutionary business with revenue in the $1 million-to-$25 million range.

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