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by   |   9 hours ago

A Cut Above

Trimming is a vital part of the cannabis cultivation process that removes undesirable leaves from the bud, making a smoother smoking experience for consumers. Hand-trimmed has been the standard practice due to the quality professional trimmers provide. However, quality trimming doesn’t necessarily have to mean “hand-trimmed” anymore.

by   |   2 days ago

From SpaceX to GrowX: Advancing Aeroponic Innovation

A relatively new entry into the cannabis industry, GrowX’s aeroponic innovations for indoor operations are nevertheless revolutionizing the sector. Just as LED light science dramatically changed the market just a few years ago, aeroponics is set to do the same by improving yield while reducing water consumption.

by   |   4 days ago

AEssenseGrows: A Symphony Of Precision Agriculture

What happens when a group of self-professed “Silicon Valley Geeks” find themselves immersed in cannabis cultivation? Limitless possibilities. The push for technology in the indoor agriculture industry is no different than any other: to bring a user-friendly interface to hide the complex processes for a software controlled, mechanical environment.

by   |   5 days ago

Upcoming Webcast: Hemp Nutritional and Food Products

This month our expert Hempster, Carell, will explore the endless possibilities for hemp nutritional and food products, with guest Mary Matarazzo, hemp product formulator. 

by   |   5 days ago

Geoponics: Why mother nature knows best

Join Ellis Smith and special guest Av Singh, Ph.D., PAg: Organic Agronomist, on Wed, January 24th at 11 am MST / 1 pm EST, for an engaging live Q&A session on Geoponics and why mother nature knows best. 

by   |   5 days 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.

by   |   January 14, 2018

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.

by   |   January 12, 2018

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.

by   |   January 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.

by   |   January 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.

by   |   January 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.

by   |   January 02, 2018

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.

by   |   December 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.

by   |   December 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.

by   |   December 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.

by   |   December 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?

by   |   December 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.

by   |   December 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.

by   |   December 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.

by   |   December 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.