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A Greener Green Part 3: CO2 Emissions

With the massive energy consumption of the cannabis industry comes the eminent emission of CO2. This output is posing a challenge for states with goals to reduce their greenhouse emissions and create sustainable cannabis programs.

by   |   April 16, 2018

Low Spark: The Nation’s First Cannabis Distributor

In the infancy stages of any new industry, the opportunities for entrepreneurs, pioneers, and risk-takers are unprecedented. The cannabis industry is no exception. Ty Duffy, the founder of Low Spark Incorporated, is one such individual who saw an opportunity to flourish in the cannabis industry. Grasping the ancillary business market and providing a much-needed to cannabis business, Mr. Duffy has grown his one-man operation into a robust, high-tech solution with dozens of employees and hundreds of clients.

by   |   April 07, 2018

Ask A Hempster: 2018 NoCo Hemp Expo

The 2018 NoCo Hemp Expo was packed! We caught up with Carell, while attendees had an opportunity to ask the Hempster their questions about the hemp industry.

by   |   April 06, 2018

Bringing Cleanliness to the Forefront of Cannabis

American Cannabis host, Ellis Smith, was joined by guest, Steven McMorrow, President and Founder of Cannabis Clean, to discuss how facilities in the cannabis industry can prevent contamination and protect their product, patients, and team.

by   |   March 22, 2018

Cleanroom Technology for Cannabis

Regulation is coming to the medical marijuana industry, and when it does many producers may find themselves lagging behind, struggling to meet the new industry-wide standards. Many experts are expecting federal regulation in the future, from the likes of the Food and Drug Administration, which will require medical marijuana to adhere to strict protocols. Although cleanrooms may not be the required practice now, the cannabis industry is almost certainly headed in that direction.

by   |   March 19, 2018

A Greener Green Part 1: Energy Consumption

States and businesses across the industry are taking the initiative to produce more sustainable and energy-efficient cannabis to reduce their environmental footprint.

by   |   March 13, 2018

A Solution for the Growing Cannabis Waste Problem

Waste management is a crucial step in the cannabis production process, but a step that rarely receives the attention it deserves. Licensed growers across the U.S. and Canada must meet many municipal and regional waste disposal laws, as cannabis waste isn't as simple as a quick trip to the local landfill, or an easy composting bin.

by   |   March 06, 2018

The Politics of Cannabis

This week on Ask a Hempster, Carell had the opportunity to talk with Todd Mitchem, one of the founders of Dacorum Strategies, which is working to change public policy relating to cannabis. In his own words, Mitchem described Dacorum as reasonable, clear voices to help move cannabis initiatives forward at local, state and federal levels.

by   |   February 27, 2018

Blockchain for Medical Cannabis Data

Global Cannabis Applications and SciCann, an Israeli pharmaceutical research company are teaming up to bring medical cannabis data to a decentralized blockchain.

by   |   February 26, 2018

High Tech Cannabis Careers

Engineering and Science are inherently cross-disciplinary and many of the opportunities with-in the cannabis industry require cross-disciplinary approaches.

by   |   February 15, 2018

NACB: Reining in the Wild West

The current environment surrounding legal cannabis is riddled with inconsistencies, often being referred to as the “Wild West.” From state to state, not only does the legality of cannabis vary, so do the regulations and standards for cannabis businesses. To rein in these inconsistencies and provide the Federal Government with necessary assurances of high standards, Joshua Laterman founded the National Association of Cannabis Business (NACB) to address national standards and policy.

by   |   February 12, 2018

Top 5 Canadian Cannabis Tech Companies

On July 1, 2018, changes to federal legislation are set to open up an already liberal marketplace, putting Canada on the cusp of fully legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes – countrywide. Canadian cannabis companies, as well as the peripheral businesses, no longer need to operate on the fringes of the business world and many are ready to take cannabis technology where it has never gone before.

by   |   February 09, 2018

Closing the Gap between the Known and Unknown Benefits of Medical Cannabis

The development of IT platforms to capture patient data and provide recommended treatments to physicians will lessen the gap between physician knowledge and overall program validity and support.

by   |   February 07, 2018

Innovative Technology for the Cannabis Consumer

Advanced technology is driving the cannabis industry, not only from the aspect of manufacturing and production but also in consumer technology. While the price of emerging technology can often keep it out of the reach of the average consumer, a few products have found their way into the market to bring science and precision into consumer’s homes.

by   |   February 01, 2018

Hippo Premium Packaging: Taking Marijuana Marketing Mainstream

This week, Rob Neely of CannabisTech had an opportunity to speak with the CEO and Co-founder of Hippo Premium Packaging, Kary Radestock, about their end-to-end branding and packaging solution for cannabis businesses.

by   |   January 27, 2018

It’s All About Hemp Nutrition

As a follow-up from “What Hempsters Eat on the Go”, this week on Ask a Hempster, Carell had the opportunity to speak with Nutrition Expert and Product Formulator for Pure Kind Botanicals, Mary Matarazzo about all the amazing ways hemp can enhance your current health and nutrition regimen.

by   |   January 16, 2018

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 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 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   |   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.