by   |   February 20, 2018

Hello, Ethereum. Good-bye, Cash.

We live in a world where just when you think technology can’t get much more technical, someone thinks up something amazing and suddenly, we are being launched into a new era. Imagine a technology so profound, it may not only eliminate the need for cash currency as we know it today, but could potentially eliminate fraud, reduce the need for banks, and even eliminate the need for contract lawyers. Ethereum is that technology.

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 14, 2018

Automation, Control, Consistency

While it’s no secret, consistency is key to producing a quality cannabis crop with the maximum yield possible, maintaining consistency can be challenging as the business grows. Last week, during the Seed to Sale show in Denver, urban-gro received the Excellence in Technology award for their high-density, sense and control technology called Soleil – a data collection marvel in the future agricultural technology which aims to eliminate human error and create unprecedented consistency in grow rooms regardless of size.

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 11, 2018

Botana, an Integrated Smart Grow Platform

Most growers will tell you that despite the expansion of technology in the cannabis sector, little of it has trickled down to the level of the gardener. Most farmers still rely on a good old-fashioned notebook. The status quo is no integration, little automation, and absolutely no data analysis on environmental conditions.

by   |   February 02, 2018

The Big Data Boom

The growth of any industry yields not only an influx of data but also the need to access this data. Real-time intelligence and analytical platforms are crucial to providing the data insight needed to navigate this new terrain and make informed business decisions.

by   |   January 19, 2018

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   |   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   |   November 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.

by   |   October 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.

by   |   October 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.

by   |   August 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.

by   |   August 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.