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Mon
09
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Canada: Tech companies aim to reduce red tape woes for cannabis retailers

With an already established medical market, and the prohibition on its recreational market lifting soon, Canada's cannabis industry is growing fast, but retail shops could still face some hurdles when it comes to point of sale regulation.

According to Andrew Kim, chief technology officer for Greenline POS (point-of-sale), there will be strict regulations around something known as batch tracking.

“That’s where a product will come in, shipped in from the government to your store, and each of those will be bar-coded,” he said. “You’ll need to know where everything is, where and when everything is sold, and all of those need to be compiled into a report that the provincial and federal governments will require.”

Mon
09
Apr

Pharmaceutical giants are sidestepping US marijuana restrictions to research cannabis-based drugs

Getting marijuana-based drugs approved in America is no easy task.

According to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, cannabis has no medical use.

Until two years ago, all domestic research on the drug had to rely on rotting samples from a single, well-secured weed facility at the University of Mississippi.

Today, researchers who want to grow marijuana have to apply for a license in a convoluted process that can take years.

Fri
06
Apr

Micron Waste Technologies (MWM) at the forefront of cannabis disposal issues

As the Canadian government inches closer to full legalization of adult-use cannabis, the details involved in the regulation of all aspects of the industry are raising additional questions that had not previously been widely considered.

One issue being studied by the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (AGFO) is the possible effects of cannabinoid residues on the environment, and the proper methods for cannabis waste disposal.

 

With the volume of (legal) cannabis waste expected to increase dramatically over the next few years, the government is trying to get ahead of the challenge of how to properly dispose of tons of stalks and trimmings produced by the legal industry.

Fri
06
Apr

The future of cannabis: Where we are heading vs. where we should go

Three major factors are in play for the future of cannabis: technological and scientific advancements, the federal government and social justice efforts.

The cannabis industry is at a crossroads. What was once primarily a social justice movement has transformed into a multi-billion industry, despite the direct conflict with federal law.

But thanks to federal regulations that are science-light and prejudice-heavy, there is still a whole lot we humans don’t know about cannabis and how it works, and a lot of businesses and individuals are trying to fill in the blanks with technology.

Fri
06
Apr

Canada: This marijuana stock uses blockchain to grow the future

WeedMD (TSXV: WMD) is one of the first federally-licensed cannabis producers to integrate blockchain technology into their grow operation and ecosystem officially.

The company announced a new strategic partnership with Blockstrain Technology Corporation late last month.

Blockstrain Technology Corp., formally known as Scorpion Resources Inc., will help track WeedMD’s extensive cannabis genetics library with their blockchain platform.

Thu
05
Apr

What Is the GPR55 receptor and why is it important in CBD’s benefits?

Most people who have dipped their toe in cannabis science understand that cannabinoids like THC and CBD bind to traditional cannabinoid type I and II (CB1 and CB2) receptors.

However, these are not the only receptors that cannabinoids target.

Wed
04
Apr

Canada: Vancouver startup high on technology to process cannabis plant waste

A Vancouver startup company is betting it can provide a high-tech solution to help legal medical cannabis growers deal with plant waste, as their production expands to accommodate the recreational market.

Micron Waste Technologies Inc. is developing aerobic digesters designed to take food waste and extract clean water from it that can be reused or disposed of in municipal sewer systems, while leaving compostable biosolids behind.

Recently, Micron partnered with medical producer Aurora Cannabis to try adapting that technology to handle cannabis waste in a contained, compact and environmentally sensitive way that meets Health Canada restrictions on disposal.

Wed
04
Apr

Colorado cannabis banking service partners with e-payment system

Safe Harbor Private Banking, the Denver-based banking program for the cannabis industry, is partnering with PayQwick, a leader in seed-to-sale electronic payments for the cannabis industry, to bring electronic B2B payments to Colorado.

Safe Harbor currently banks more than $1 billion in compliance-based cannabis funds each year in Colorado.

It’s a division of the Partner Colorado Credit Union, and was started to minimize the risks a cash-based industry can impose. CEO Sundie Seefried created and launched a cannabis banking program in 2015 that has passed the scrutiny of federal and state regulators.

Wed
04
Apr

Pizza, Pad Thai and Pot: Home delivery of marijuana is legal in these states

It’s been legal to buy small amounts of marijuana in Colorado for over four years. But consumers can’t order buds, edibles or the marijuana concentrate called “shatter” through the mail — that’s illegal under federal law. And they can’t have weed delivered to their doorstep, like a pizza or an order of pad thai.

Lawmakers in Colorado and other states that pioneered recreational marijuana legalization have been reluctant to allow home delivery, even in an era when consumers are used to getting everything from diamond rings to toilet paper delivered.

Wed
04
Apr

Cannabis technology at the service of coffee making

Cannabis and Coffee affect the same regions of the brain, that's been written about earlier, now, Leslie writes next on how cannabis planting techniques are helping grow quality coffee at places where normally coffee wouldn't grow. 

Coffee is what the people at Scyphus Branded Paper Cups follow religiously, and that is how they started taking interest in Cannabis too.

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