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Mon
03
Aug

Cannabis Breeders Are Widely Undervalued. This Company Wants To Change That

Exceptional cannabis doesn’t just miraculously appear. Many materials and resources must be successfully manipulated before a top-shelf cannabis product can be harvested or manufactured. Nature must be nurtured. Yet, one of the most significant factors that will determine a cannabis plant’s quality (and therefore its value) is its genetics. 

Wed
29
Jul

5 Basic Tips for Finding the Best Cannabis Genetics

The hunt for great cannabis genetics can be daunting for beginners looking to grow. After all, a 10-pack of seeds can cost hundreds of dollars and there’s no real way to know if you’re investment has paid off until you’ve grown out the plant, trimmed and cured the buds and puffed the final result. Because the genetic diversity of the cannabis plant is monumentally vast and there are so many mouth-watering new cultivars, it’s very easy to feel like a kid in a candy store. Even the strain names themselves reflect this metaphorical allusion. At the Emerald Cup this past weekend, Cannarado sold upwards of 20 different Sundae Driver crosses with names like Root Beer Float and Grape Sundae.

Mon
27
Jul

How technology connects cannabis growers & drives innovation

In an industry where the only constant is change, growers are looking to improve current processes and even set new goals.

Valuable employees remain on the frontlines of cultivation facilities every day, but it often makes the most sense to entrust computers, sensors and smartphones to complete certain tasks, like the daily collecting and correlating of millions of data points, such as room temperature, relative humidity, and nutrient and water uptake. Plus, data collection typically isn’t your or your employees’ primary skillset. Even so, each variable in a cultivation operation generates volumes of data that could take days, even weeks, for a person to analyze and put to use.

Mon
27
Jul

How Ergonomics Plays a Crucial Role in Cannabis Worker Safety

Ergonomics and the associated employer requirements to maintain safe workplaces, especially in industries where repetitive motion injuries are common, are at the forefront of modern claim prevention. However, the legal cannabis industry could be especially vulnerable.

As a legalization shift sweeps the nation, responsible cannabis growers in California are uniquely positioned to lead the way, while others either comply or face hefty penalties.

Fri
24
Jul

What You Should Know About CBD Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizers are the latest products to take advantage of CBD’s popularity. But does the compound offer any benefits?

Hand sanitizer has always been pretty convenient. This year, however, these products instantly became a hot commodity due to the coronavirus pandemic. It quickly became one of those hard to find items that everyone was hoarding. There are dozens of new hand sanitizer brands available, including some containing CBD. But, does the compound provide any sort of benefit or are these just another cash grab?

Fri
24
Jul

Cannabis Terpenes And CBD Outperform Leading COVID-19 Treatment In Early Trial

A combination of CBD and terpenes was three time more effective in stopping coronavirus-related inflammation run amok compared to dexamethasone.

Public health officials have lamented the rush to locate a reliable Covid-19 treatment has led to “desperation science,” marked by maverick experimentation and faulty research. And while skeptics may lump cannabis in with that description, early trial results indicate otherwise.

Thu
23
Jul

Weed's Big Tech Wish List

Jesse Bontecou, deputy director of industry group Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association (ORCA), recalls how the group once tried to promote an event on Facebook.

It was in 2018 or early 2019, he recalls, and included the state’s top cannabis regulator giving a talk on cannabis policy. Facebook not only rejected the post, but also dinged the group with a warning, Bontecou said. ORCA is a trade association—“and yet we’ve had problems with Facebook,” he said. “It’s frustrating.”

He wonders at times if the association’s account will get suspended. “I’m even nervous talking to you about it,” he said.

Wed
22
Jul

How The Cannabis Industry is Pushing The Limits of Digital Payments

The gears of automated delivery management were in motion long before the arrival of Uber and other sharing services. Tech behemoths like Amazon had already shattered the glass ceiling on next-day delivery, but their buffet of consumer products was missing many of the smaller markets. 

Both a product of compliance and payment issues, large corporations like Amazon simply didn’t offer the delivery of products like marijuana. Only four years after Proposition 64 in California, the bespoke delivery market for cannabis products remains ripe for disruption, with the lack of a major player leaving a void. 

Wed
22
Jul

The Hype About CBD Coffee, Explained

For many people, coffee is a crucial part of their morning routine (read: I can't function without large quantities of caffeine). While coffee can feel like magical get-stuff-done juice, too much of a good thing can leave you jittery, anxious, and seriously over-caffeinated. 

Tue
21
Jul

What’s the Deal with Synthetic Cannabinoids?

We’re told all the time to fear synthetic cannabinoids, and to stay away from products that might use them. But are they really that dangerous? And aren’t most approved medical cannabis treatments still made from them?

According to drugabuse.org, “Synthetic cannabinoids are human-made mind-altering chemicals that are either sprayed on dried, shredded plant material so they can be smoked or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other devices. These products are also known as herbal or liquid incense. These chemicals are called cannabinoids because they are similar to chemicals found in the marijuana plant.”

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