Kristina Etter   |   December 31, 2018

2018 Review: 12 Months of CannabisTech

Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. ~Rick Warren
Before becoming a freelance cannabis writer, Kristina Etter, spent 20 years in corporate information technology with companies including Maytag Appliances, Wells Fargo Financial, and DuPont Pioneer. With a niche in mobile technology and…

Once again, it is the time of the year when most people are asked to participate in an annual review process of some type. A generally dreaded event where we’re asked to sit down with our superiors and talk about all the things we did or didn’t do over the last 365 days. However, one of my managers once reminded me that, “Occasionally, you have to step out of the trenches, look back, and realize just how far you’ve come.”

Although it has been about four years since I’ve had to take part in this ritual formally, I believe this advice is critical to the cannabis industry. We often get so fixated on moving forward; we forget to glance back, appreciate the richness of what we’ve learned, and celebrate the progress we’ve made. So as we look to 2019 with great anticipation, let’s take a moment to remember all that 2018 brought us.

Our Top Headlines this Year

As the current content editor for CannabisTech, I’m confident I speak for all of us when I say we’ve had a stellar year of articles, interviews, and webcasts. Our audience has grown more than ten-fold, and our global reach is expanding daily. Looking back over the months, these are the top ranking articles which led the charge:

Webcasts Gaining Ground

To the dismay of writers everywhere, as the pace of the world quickens, video webcasts and podcasts are gaining momentum as the preferred media. At CannabisTech, we are delighted to host a number of webcasts and podcasts in the cannabis sector. Here are the top video and audio webcasts for 2018 for each of our channels:

American Cannabis – Ellis Smith hosted several live webcasts this year, but none so popular as the interview with Dr. Alexey Peshkovsky, Ph.D., and subsequent article answering all the questions listeners had regarding ultrasonic liquid processing.

Cannabis TechnologistAn Interview with Phil Gibson at AEssenseGrows allowed listeners to learn about advanced agriculture technology in the year’s most popular podcast for this channel.

Cultivate – New to CannabisTech this year, Genifer Murray’s webcast interviews cannabis professionals and life-changing moments. Her interview Chris Tuck, Wealth Advisor for SJK Wealth Management, about investing in the cannabis industry ranks in the top slot for most views in 2018 on her channel.

Ask A Hempster – In this top-ranked episode, Host Carell Lehrburger discusses Cloning Agricultural Hemp.

A Special Thanks to You, Our Readers

As we look back over the year at what we’ve learned and how far we’ve come, we know we owe our readers the most credit. Through your patronage, shares on social media, and general support of CannabisTech, we continue to grow.

Wishing you all a happy and safe New Year, we look forward to continuing our quest to bring you the latest science and technology in cannabis and hemp in the coming year. From all of us at CannabisTech, we can’t thank you enough for a stellar 2018!

 

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