Science & Technology
The latest tech trends and scientific studies in cannabis, plus learn about the science behind cannabinoids, terpenes and more.
Understanding Terpenes & Why they are Important
We take a look at some of the most common cannabis terpenes and why they are so important if you are using marijuana medicinally.
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Terpenes have a lot of power and Cannabis and other plants share many of the same terpenes.
Terpenes 101 WHAT ARE TERPENES? Plants consist of a wide variety of chemicals and compounds. Roughly 20,000 of these compounds reside in a category of essential oils referred to as terpenes. These organic agents are what give fruits, herbs, and flowers their own specific scent and flavor. Terpenes also create…
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For pot in particular, terpenes serve several purposes, acting as a natural defense system against pests, bacteria and UV rays, to name just a few potentially damaging environmental factors. Terpen…
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Terpenes in their simplest definition are aromatic oils that provide unique taste and smell characteristics throughout the botanical world. That’s right, these are not unique to cannabis. All plants, herbs and fruits have unique terpene profiles which is what creates the differences in taste and smell.
It’s important to note that 200 identified cannabis terpenes exist, compared to about 60 identified cannabinoids, so terpenes role in creating and...
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What happens to marijuana startups when marijuana is legalized across most states or the country? What happens when big businesses enter the industry?
While most canna-businesses are left without access to traditional financial institutions, some Colorado companies are turning to non-traditional enterprises in order to cut down on the number of cash transactions.
Now that, in many countries, cannabis is becoming big business, technology companies are offering technological solutions, from machine learning to improve cultivation to blockchain to ensure transparent transactions.
CanopyBoulder™ Invests $180,000 In Cannabis Startups, Raises over $2 Million for 2018 Fund. Marijuana business accelerator and venture fund launches ninth cohort of ancillary cannabis companies BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CanopyBoulder... #Andia #ArcviewGroup #CanopyVentures
Legal cannabis is the fastest-growing industry in America, representing $50-60 billion per year. Even Snoop Dogg has jum...
Source: by AGORACOM-JC at 9:15 AM on Friday, March 14th, 2014 Financing abounds for medical marijuana startups All of the medical marijuana producers approved by Health Canada or in the approval process say they’d been approached with multiple financing offers. MICHEL COMTE / AFP/GETTY IMAGES Tweed Inc. workers tend to medical marijuana plants at a new commercial operation set
Originally published on Lift Retail technology has evolved significantly within the last decade. For me, coming from the digital retail industry and now building a cannabis technology company, it was only a matterof time until the two worlds collided. I was in the trenches of one of the largest global retailers during a time when …
Cannabis Tracking Software & Tech
Seed-to-sale technology refers to software innovations that are used by the marijuana industry to monitor processes and track inventory all through the...
Franwell Selected as Apparent Successful Vendor for Marijuana Traceability Replacement Company product METRC currently used in legal recreational states Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today announced its... #biotrackthc #franwell #metrc
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Following two separate, significant security breaches over the last year, on Tuesday night, September 12, 2017, the state of Nevada announced that it will be changing its seed-to-sale track and trace compliance system from Leaf Data Systems to Metrc for all marijuana establishments. All Nevada cannabis companies, which includes dispensaries, cultivation facilities, and extraction facilities, …
Industry members are complaining that the new tracking system, Leaf Data, is riddled with bugs that have disrupted business operations.
Seed-to-sale tracking will be one of the keys to getting Federal marijuana legalization passed, Trellis hopes to be a main force there, read this ...
Kind Financial announces the launch of their Agrisoft 2.0 software and strategic integration with industry heavyweight Leafly.
Trellis, a cannabis inventory management software provider, said the weed-loving rapper’s venture capital firm is leading its latest $2-million seed..
The Science of Lab Testing
Yo DGC, I’m wondering if anyone can recommend a lab that i can have cannabis samples tested for cbd/thc ratio and possibly for terpene profile. I can drive to most places in the Northeast, otherwise i don’t know how to get the samples there. Are there labs available in the Western states for amateur growers? …
Pesticides, molds, fungus, bacteria, potency labels -- cannabis lab testing is kind of a big deal, but only a few labs are getting it right.
Learn exactly what is involved in a marijuana lab testing job and what you are expected to do as it relates to duties. It could be a learning experience.
This will help clear the confusion, inconsistency and controversy around cannabis lab testing.
Changes Will Occur for Marijuana Lab Testing - Marijuana Stocks | Cannabis Investments and News. Roots of a Budding Industry.™
Medical marijuana shops and growers are trying to have the state amend regulations in a way that could drastically lower the costs of lab safety testing. Regulations will need a sample to be tested from each 5-pound batch of cannabis prior to any of it being sold. Independent state-certified laboratories run the samples for pesticides, …
Marijuana Lab Testing is Keeping Secrets - Marijuana Stocks | Cannabis Investments and News. Roots of a Budding Industry.™
Marijuana Testing labs are the mystery of the marijuana / cannabis industry. Marijuana Stocks / Cannabis Companies rely on these labs to determine the level of THC in their products or give them a pass with regards to mold, pests, or pesticides. The problem is that not all labs are created equal. The labs themselves …
Louisiana's only operating medical marijuana grower is uneasy about the state's plan to test the crop itself instead of using third-party laboratories. The president of licensed grower GB Sciences Louisiana, John Davis, said the Department of
Challenged by fraudulently approved microbial tests and inflated THC statistics, the inconsistency of cannabis testing is worrying and problematic for many as it is a critical component of the industry. Millions of dollars funnel into these labs since testing is mandatory in several states that legalized the medical and recreational use of cannabis. States like…
Recently we were at the Imperious Expo in Pheonix, Arizona. Aside from being an informative, exciting event. It was also a great opportunity to network alongside the finest in Arizona cannabis. Among them was Erin representing Desert Valley Testing, a top tier cannabis testing lab. They are a member of the ACCL and are capable…
Are California’s New Marijuana Lab-Testing Rules too Stringent? - Marijuana Stocks | Cannabis Investments and News. Roots of a Budding Industry.™
Although it may seem at first glance that there is little to no science behind the testing and determining of strength of various cannabis products, there is a lot that goes into those that the bud-tender tells you. Growers, labs, dispensaries and even individual patients have the option to send their pot-related products to many …
What are Cannabinoids?
In the same way that paint protects metal from rusting or lemon juice protects apples from turning brown, cannabinoids protect our cells from oxidation.
Cannabinoids are a group of fatty compounds found in hemp, other plants and even the human body. Cannabinoids from plants are referred to as phytocannabinoids and those produced by the human body are called endocannabinoids.
As research progresses surrounding cannabis, we are starting to learn more about everything it contains and the many ways it could help.
If you like marijuana, you're going to love cannabinoids. They are a big part of what sets cannabis apart from other pla...
Trichomes are glandular hairs found on the surface of plants and are responsible for producing the cannabis plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes.
Cannabinoids play a vital role in the cannabis space by regulating important bodily functions ranging from memory to sleep, relaxation and pain relief. Learn more about the medicinal uses, effects and types of Cannabinoids.
For those of you who are interested in learning more about Cannabinoids and how they can help you, then this post is for you!
April 6th-7th Cannabinoids in Clinical Practice This event presents practical evidence-based education on cannabinoids in clinical practice. Participants will benefit […]