Cannabis Technology News


Got $4,000? Buy These 2 Cannabis-Focused Biotech Stocks


As different as they may seem, there's some overlap between the cannabis industry and biotech that's worth understanding as an investor. Cultivators can use biotechnology to manipulate the genes of marijuana plants to increase their yield, and biotechs can use the bioactive chemicals contained in cannabis as jumping-off points for drug development efforts. 

Both of the companies I'll analyze today conduct their business within these overlapping regions. And, if their efforts continue to pan out as planned, they'll be valuable stocks to own, especially as the biotech sector becomes more sophisticated and as the cannabis industry scales to match global demand. 


Avoiding Cannabis Crop Loss in Cultivation

Hemp field

The impacts of crop loss for cannabis businesses are especially painful due to the high market value of the crop. Due to such high-potential value risk, it is crucial that cultivators take a careful and close look at their operating systems, facility design, and best practices for their environment.


Researchers identify pathogens infecting cannabis plants in Connecticut

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Recreational cannabis became legal in Connecticut last month and as local growers expand their footprint, researchers from the University of Connecticut are tracking pathogens infecting plants.Ph.D. candidate Cora S. McGehee and associate professor of horticulture Rosa E. Raudales from the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources recently published the first paper documenting the presence of pathogens in Connecticut’s cannabis growing facilities.


The Cannabis Space Race?


As we move into the future, we not only need to look at planetary solutions, but interplanetary ones as well. Owner and CEO of Key to Life Supply, Tate Dooley, not only understands this future need, but remains a forward-thinker and industry leader in conceptualizing how this process will work. Tate has been quoted as saying "We will not stop until we have a lab on the moon!"


Instagram Targets Cannabis-Related Social Media Accounts


Photo-based social media giant Instagram regularly takes action against cannabis-related accounts for violating the terms of service (TOS). Often enough, the reason behind a ban is often unclear to the accounts that are affected—which leads to detrimental loss in engagement for up-and-coming cannabis businesses. 


6 common cannabis cultivation techniques that are more myth than fact

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When it comes to cannabis cultivation, all growers seem to believe they invented how to do it.

And for a long time, those hard-earned secrets were kept close to the vest.

Now, with legalization, expert cultivators working in the legal market are becoming increasingly more likely to share their know-how.

With that sharing of knowledge, they’ve also come to realize that growers have been holding on to superstitions and myths.

“There are countless ‘legacy’ practices used in the cannabis industry with absolutely no scientific justification,” said Travis Higginbotham, vice president of production for Harborside Farms, based in Salinas, California.


Apple Just Ended the Marijuana Industry as You Know It – Tech and Traffic are Now More Valuable Than Weed Itself Now

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The marijuana industry just changed by 360 degrees as tech companies are now buying MSOs and cannabis licenses.

The cannabis industry headlines lite up recently as software and delivery operator EAZE stepped up and bought an MSO. Ho-hum, nothing to see here, just a software and TECH company not getting bought by an MSO, but the exact opposite, a company that specializes in data and delivery buying a multi-state marijuana operation.

Let that sink in.

A technology platform backed by billionaire Peter Thiel and Privateer Holdings, just bought cannabis licenses in multiple states.  The entire deal flow of the cannabis industry has been changed forever.


Tracking technology helps ensure marijuana stays out of the wrong hands

Soon, businesses will be able to grow and sell recreational marijuana in Connecticut, but how do we make sure none of it ends up on the black market?

Other states use technology to track marijuana.

Track-and-trace technology doesn’t just help ensure marijuana stays in the regulated market, it also protects consumers, it’s easier to recall products that go bad, and it’s all because companies can track even ounce from seed to sale.

"I want to make sure that we are doing the most efficient, thoughtful process with every gram," Megan Sanders, CEO of Canna Provisions, tells us.

Megan is able to monitor every ounce of marijuana through her Canna Provisions, whether it’s seedlings, in an incubator, or the final products customers buy.


Hemp waste, a new cement replacement and biofuel

Hemp is a cannabis sativa plant that contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient typically associated with marijuana.

The market for industrial hemp, which can be used to make a wide variety of products, was estimated to be US$5 billion in 2019 and is forecast to grow to US$36 billion by 2026.

More hemp being turned into more products means more hemp waste, which is the stalk after the leaves, flower and seeds have been removed.


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