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Larry Harb   |   one day ago

Insuring the Cannabis Industry

Every traditional insurance policy has a clause that excludes all contraband and all fraudulent activities. These two clauses alone are enough to deny a claim for a cannabis-related business because it is defined as contraband by the federal government.

Jessica McKeil   |   3 days ago

Why the world needs hemp plastic

Hemp plastic is increasingly becoming a viable option as an eco-friendly alternative to carbon-based plastic. Not only is this bioplastic sourced from safe and sustainable hemp plants, but it is also typically both biodegradable and recyclable.

Jessica McKeil   |   5 days ago

Establishing IT and Cybersecurity Baselines To Protect Your Data

Data management and cybersecurity in the cannabis industry is often the last item on an organization's lengthy to-do list. Cannabis companies are scaling rapidly, with far too many other issues to contend with; data security is barely a blip on the radar.

Kristina Etter   |   Jan 10, 2018

How Drones Can Launch Hemp Farming Into The Future

The expanding market of drones in agriculture suggests drones could revolutionize how farming is done in the future, not only for hemp but for all types of crops.

Jessica McKeil   |   Jan 07, 2018

Precision Dosage Technology

Just like conventional prescriptions, which have definite dosage guidelines, the marijuana industry needs to follow suit to improve both the therapeutic value and the overall experience.

Aaron LaBarbera   |   Jan 05, 2018

How to protect your valuable product

Weighing, shipping, tracking, and protecting your valuable product is equally important as growing a top quality strain.

Kristina Etter   |   Dec 31, 2017

Hemp: America’s Cash Crop Revisited

Historically, hemp helped build the United States of America. During the 17th century, it was considered a farmer’s “civic duty” to grow the crop. However, collusion of special interests threatened by the cannabis industry successfully accomplished the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act, which prohibited industrial hemp production. Complemented by the anti-hemp and cannabis propaganda, and politics, hemp was prevented from being grown as a legitimate crop in the US until the 2014 Farm Bill.

Kristina Etter   |   Dec 28, 2017

Resolving the Financial Woes of the Cannabis Industry

While the federal government continues to tighten the clamps on the cannabis industry, compliance and tracking of business transactions that include banking, payroll, and distribution of products have never been more critical.

Aaron LaBarbera   |   Dec 23, 2017

Leveraging blockchain solutions

The cannabis industry is one of many industries benefiting from what blockchain technology has to offer. We’re going to take a look at six companies who are leveraging blockchain solutions in the cannabis industry. But first, we need to know exactly what blockchain is and how it works.

Jessica McKeil   |   Dec 20, 2017

How cannabis operations can reap the benefits of utility incentive programs

With over 38 successful rebate applications under its belt, Seinergy has contributed to over 20 million annual kWh of approved energy reductions within the cannabis industry thus far; equivalent to outfitting over 7,500 homes with solar panels.

Kristina Etter   |   Dec 18, 2017

BUCHI: Pioneering Chemistry and Cannabis

This week, CannabisTech had the opportunity to speak with Patrick Kohlhaas, a Field Applications Specialist with BUCHI. Although BUCHI has worked extensively with other industries like pharmaceuticals, oil, and anyone who uses chemistry processes, Kohlhaas’ newly created position has been spearheading the cannabis industry for the last two years to bring pharmaceutical-grade processes into cannabis production with a goal to provide higher-quality, safer cannabis-based products.

Tim Youngblood   |   Dec 15, 2017

How Vacuum Ovens Are Used in the Cannabis Industry

Vacuum ovens have been used for years in many industries, but in recent years, they have become prominent among commercial cannabis growers. How do they work and how are they utilized in the cannabis industry?

Jessica McKeil   |   Dec 11, 2017

Solving the unique insurance challenges posed by the cannabis industry

For AlphaRoot, it's clear that a fully realized cannabis industry is in part legitimized through fully formed insurance policies.

Aaron LaBarbera   |   Dec 10, 2017

The Benefits of Fertigation

Fertigation is a fertilization process that utilizes a separate water supply to deliver nutrients to cannabis plants in an efficient and exact manner.

Jessica McKeil   |   Dec 09, 2017

Hemp Decortication

Due to the growth of the hemp industry, demand for specialized hemp processing equipment has surpassed the supply. As many entrepreneurs have discovered, finding machinery equipped to handle the tough fibrous stalk of hemp plants is no simple task.

Kristina Etter   |   Dec 06, 2017

Why Curing is So Critical for Quality Cannabis

Curing is the final phase of cannabis cultivation and is a critical step in ensuring quality, potent medical marijuana.

Carl Lehrburger   |   Dec 05, 2017

Live Q&A With Carell

Ask A Hempster live webcast provides an empowering perspective on growing the hemp industry with a focus on providing answers to many questions asked by hempsters, want-to-be hempsters and folks interested in the incredible cannabis plant.

Jessica McKeil   |   Dec 04, 2017

How to Achieve Full Control of the Rosin Extraction Process

Rosin extraction is unique, typically requiring extensive experimentation between a number of key elements before a perfect final product is created. Active exploration makes it possible to gain full control of the process and a consistent cannabis extraction.

Ellis Smith   |   Nov 30, 2017

Energy Rebates: Made Easy for Lighting Vendors and Growers

Join Ellis Smith on Dec 13th, for a live conversation and Q&A session with Bob Gunn, Founder and CEO at Seinergy.

Aaron LaBarbera   |   Nov 29, 2017

Short Path Distillation 101

Two of the most popular distillation methods whose product offers both a better flavor and experience is the Short Path Distillation Process and its cousin, the Short Path Wiped Film Distillation Process. Both of which achieve very similar results in different ways. We’ll be going into detail on those differences a bit later, however.

Kristina Etter   |   Nov 27, 2017

Ultrasonic Liquid Processing – Next Generation Nanotechnology

CannabisTech had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Peshkovsky this week about what Industrial Sonomechanics is doing, and the future of nanoemulsion in cannabinoid therapy and the legal cannabis industry.

Jessica McKeil   |   Nov 20, 2017

Sonication for Agriculture

Will singing to your plants improve the final yield? According to recent research, sonic waves could play a substantial role in all aspects of the growth cycle, from germination all the way to harvest.

Kristina Etter   |   Nov 17, 2017

Defining Cannabis Cultivation Energy Standards

In a recent interview, Cannabis Tech and Ellis Smith had the opportunity to discuss the future of energy efficiency and standards with energy expert John Morris, founder and board secretary of Resource Innovation Institute.

Kristina Etter   |   Nov 15, 2017

Harnessing Spectral Science for Better Yields

The rapidly expanding legal cannabis industry is generating a flurry of technological advances within the agriculture industry. Many forward-thinking manufacturers within the industry have grasped this opportunity to breathe new life into indoor cultivation and agriculture.

Jessica McKeil   |   Nov 13, 2017

A Leap Forward in Cannabinoid Extraction with Ultrasonic Techniques

Ultrasonic extractors also referred to as ultrasonic emulsifiers, are part of the new wave of extraction science.

Tim Youngblood   |   Nov 07, 2017

Aeroponics 101

Learn the basics of aeroponics and see how they're being scaled for large-scale cannabis growing facilities.

Jessica McKeil   |   Nov 04, 2017

How to Create a Truly Data Driven Grow

Through innovation in data management and communications systems, Braingrid envisions a future focused on data-driven growing for the cannabis industry.

Kristina Etter   |   Nov 02, 2017

Microfluidics: The Future of Cannabinoid Therapy

As science, technology, and cannabis merge, a new future is being defined for cannabinoid-based therapeutics.

Ellis Smith   |   Oct 28, 2017

Why We Need Cannabis Energy Efficiency Standards

Resource efficiency will define the future of cannabis! 

Tim Youngblood   |   Oct 25, 2017

Product Brief: Agilent 7697A Headspace Sampler for Terpene and Cannabinoid Testing

Learn how headspace analysis gas chromatography used for testing terpenes and cannabinoids in cannabis and get a look at a new model.

Editorial Team   |   Oct 24, 2017

Aquaponics For Your Grow Operation

Commercial aquaponic operations have been producing crops such as lettuce since the 1990s, but a well-established system can produce high-nutrient crops such as cannabis.

Jessica McKeil   |   Oct 20, 2017

What You Need To Know About LED Lighting Recipes

Long gone are the days of growing cannabis with a simple on-off light switch and a manually managed light schedule. Large-scale commercial operations rely on much more than intuition these days; using high-tech mobile apps for remote management and in-depth analysis of historical light information. In fact, growers are now using technology to learn intimate details about the light requirements of specific strains and then making minute adjustments to produce individualized LED light recipes that their forefathers could only dream about.

Kristina Etter   |   Oct 17, 2017

Advancing Indoor Agriculture

The rapid increase of the legal cannabis market across the United States is changing the landscape of farming, especially indoor agriculture operations.

Tim Youngblood   |   Oct 14, 2017

Can Nanogrids and Microgrids Support Cannabis Energy Requirements?

Learn the basics of microgrids and nanogrids and see how they're being utilized for indoor agricultural facilities.

Tim Youngblood   |   Oct 09, 2017

Cannabis Tech live with Todd Mitchem

Todd Mitchem is no stranger. He is an entrepreneur, CEO and Co-founder of Todd Mitchel Companies (TMC) and a 2018 congressional candidate. Along with running his successful companies he is an avid speaker and provides guidance on the power of change, communication and working together as a team.

Tim Youngblood   |   Oct 07, 2017

Botana: A Fully Customized Smart Tool Designed for Any Grower, in Any Garden

We had an opportunity to speak with Robert Schneider about Botana's Grow Journal app and its new addition, Bug Tracker, which helps growers monitor and control pest activity.

Tim Youngblood   |   Oct 03, 2017

Cannabis Testing for Potency and Terpenes

Learn the basics of gas and liquid chromatography and FTIR Spectroscopy for testing terpenes and potency within a strain.

Tim Youngblood   |   Oct 02, 2017

Mass Spectrometrometers Used for Testing Pesticide Density in Cannabis

As medicinal cannabis becomes more sophisticated, so do its testing processes. Here are some mass spectrometers used for testing pesticide density in cannabis samples.

Carl Lehrburger   |   Sep 22, 2017

SCALE: Growing the Hemp Industry

Growing the Hemp Industry - Developing technologies and infrastructure to be competitive.

Tim Youngblood   |   Sep 21, 2017

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology in the International Cannabis Industry

The cannabis industry is moving toward cryptocurrencies for international business. With so many new ones popping up in the market, what are the differences between them?

Tim Youngblood   |   Sep 21, 2017

Interview with Kevin Mckernan, Chief Science Officer Behind StrainSEEK

We got to talk with Kevin Mckernan from Medicinal Genomics, a company that tests the DNA of cannabis strains.

Editorial Team   |   Sep 19, 2017

Mitigating Cannabis Power Intensive Requirements

Although hydroponic energy consumption data collection has led to recent concern about amounts used, sustainability has taken the driver’s seat in talks with the newest innovations in alternative sources of power.

Carl Lehrburger   |   Sep 18, 2017

Industrial Hemp Refining                

Colorado Company Promotes Whole Hemp Utilization, Demonstrates Industrial Hemp Processing Innovation

Editorial Team   |   Sep 12, 2017

The Hemp Battery Construction as a Coin Cell and its Comparison to the Lithium Counterpart

This article outlines the process on how to construct a hemp cell and how the discharge curve compares against a lithium cell.

Editorial Team   |   Sep 07, 2017

FINTECH Gains Traction as Businesses Embrace Alternative Banking and Financial Solutions

Financial technology, or FINTECH, has established new platforms for many businesses and companies. With improved capabilities, firms are catching on to alternative forms of banking that offer automation of various financial processes ranging from payments to billing and invoicing.

Editorial Team   |   Sep 05, 2017

Precision Dehumidification Control in the Modern Grow Facility

The environment in a modern cannabis grow facility is dynamic, fortunately there is equipment out there when properly applied that can protect the crops from mold and mildew while maximizing crop yield and the growers return on investment.

Editorial Team   |   Sep 05, 2017

SaaS Industry Evolves as Cannabis Businesses Show Explosive Growth Potential

Software as a Service or SaaS is vital to keep many processes moving and improve the level of transactions between buyers and sellers. The cannabis industry has seen much improvement in areas that are typically bottlenecks in production and sales such as, e-commerce, customer relationship management (CRM), seed-to-sale, business aggregators and inventory management. The emergence of these B2B services empower not only cultivators and dispensaries but also customers.

Editorial Team   |   Aug 22, 2017

Efficient Energy Storage Solutions

Supercapacitors powered by hemp based carbon nano sheets.

Editorial Team   |   Aug 22, 2017

Cannabis Extraction Booms with Groundbreaking Technologies

Concentrate extraction methods are rapidly expanding and progressing in efficiency, availability, and preservation.

Editorial Team   |   Aug 20, 2017

Hemp Battery – The Correct Preparation of Hemp Ink Shows Better Results

This article is written to layout the experimental results of a hemp battery when a better process was used for the preparation of the Hemp Ink.

Editorial Team   |   Aug 16, 2017

Cannabis Testing Solutions: Development of Safety and Quality Standards for the Emerging Cannabis Market

Cannabis testing has become a much-needed industry solution for growers and producers nationwide. The recent wave of looser and more exploratory cannabis laws has reinvigorated an emerging multi-billion-dollar commerce and as such, stronger quality control and quality assurance tests make sure that only the best, highest quality cannabis is out in the market.

Editorial Team   |   Aug 16, 2017

Potalyzer – The THC Testing Mechanism

The need for something like the breathalyzer prompted Stanford University engineers to develop a portable device that can precisely detect the THC content from a saliva sample.

Editorial Team   |   Aug 16, 2017

Let’s Talk Cannabinoids

Saul Kaye, CEO of iCan Israel Cannabis, lives in Beit Shemesh and believes medical cannabis will offer great value in the very near future.

Editorial Team   |   Aug 16, 2017

The Hemp Battery Performs Better than the Lithium Battery

This article is written to layout the experimental results of the power a hemp battery possesses against the lithium power cell.

Editorial Team   |   Aug 16, 2017

Advancements in Horticultural Lighting Technologies using IoT Platforms

Innovations in horticultural lighting technologies have advanced with the continued growth in many plant-based industries, including food consumption and pharmaceuticals. Among the uses of more advanced lighting science is the ability to control the min-maxing of photosynthetic light fixtures, improving yield and growth cycle duration.

John Shindler   |   Aug 16, 2017

Smart Agriculture IoT Applications Enable Grow Facilities to Scale

New smart agriculture IoT applications will transform the cannabis industry by enabling grow facilities to scale while improving on quality, sustainability, and ROI.