Cannabis Technology: 2019 Year in Review
As the cannabis industry enters a new decade, let’s review the biggest tech news of 2019.
Colorado State University-Pueblo, Institute of Cannabis Research hosted their annual academic conference regarding advances in cannabis science and technology. Cannabis Tech’s Kristina Etter attended the Sunday session for a first-hand perspective of cannabis advances from the researchers themselves.
Ellis Smith and guest Matt Mayberry, CEO and Co-Founder of Trym, discuss how you can make informed decisions to improve operational efficiency, maintain consistency, grow revenue, and increase your competitive advantage.
As James Bradley and his associates ended one project in Las Vegas, they were left seeking a new opportunity. With a philosophy that perfection is not a destination, but a journey – he and his team set out to revolutionize LED lighting systems and join the momentum in a budding industry.
Regardless of the product, when a new industry emerges, opportunities arise for early adopters to jump into highly rewarding positions in an exciting new field. With industries as promising as cannabis and hemp, many people are finding new ways to incorporate skills and expertise, learned from more mainstream industries, to forge a new path during the early days of the Green Rush.
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.
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.
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.
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.