Big Data in the Cannabis Industry
"Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the web like deer on a freeway." – Geoffrey Moore
Although we are only coming into harvest season, already 2019 has witnessed many significant scientific and technological breakthroughs in the cannabis industry. With the speed of innovation in this industry, you're forgiven if you've missed some of the most notable developments.
2019 has been a year of big moves for Socati. Within the last six months, it has raised $40 million in private investment, acquired Blue Marble Biomaterials (including a 22,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Missoula Montana), and laid the groundwork for moving its headquarters to the tech-hub of Austin, Texas. Socati is positioning itself as a leader in extraction and broad-spectrum hemp oil in the US.
Although vaping is often heralded as a cleaner and safer way to ingest nicotine or cannabis, the CDC has reported over 193 instances of severe lung disease in 22 states, all linked to the use of vaporizers. Illinois saw the first death related to these cases, and officials are reporting a second death in Oregon.
Please join us for a LIVE Tech Moment with Kristina Etter and guest, Ro Bhatia of LimeLight. During this live webcast and Q&A session, we'll discuss the challenges that CBD merchants face in obtaining reliable payment processing.
As cannabis moves closer toward widespread legalization, more and more colleges are offering programs to prepare graduates for work within the industry. Here we take a look at some of the emerging cannabis degrees and certificates available in the United States.
This week on A Tech Moment, Gavin Kogan of Grupo Flor spoke with Cannabis Tech’s Kristina Etter. Kogan, Chairman of the Board at Grupo Flor and currently working as VP of Government Affairs, is a fierce advocate for entrepreneurs in cannabis. His opinion, however, does not come without caveats.
In one of the strongest conservative states of America, cannabis legislation has moved forward through a misunderstanding of taxonomy. Texas has accidentally made it so that it's more difficult to prosecute the possession of cannabis.
The cannabis industry is continually evolving and is now considered by many to be at the cusp of mainstream adoption. Over the past few years, there has been an influx of startup companies, seeking to innovate and claim their stake in the budding market.
The pharmaceutical industry has long perceived cannabis as a threat. Only recently has the pharmaceutical begun to change its perspective of the infamous herb—from an illicit substance to a potential goldmine.
California's Social Equity program seeks to right the wrongs caused by the War on Drugs by improving access to cannabis business entrepreneurship. Is the Social Equity program right for your business?