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Building Confidence in the Cannabis Marketplace

To grease the wheels of progress, a Palo Alto, California, company called Confident Cannabis is revolutionizing the way the cannabis industry functions. They’ve used their technical expertise to engineer software solutions that will centralize and unify the wholesale cannabis trade, which has been stuck in ‘flying by the seat of your pants’ mode for too…
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Online Ordering Platforms Find Renewed Purpose During Pandemic

Online ordering platforms are now the retail destinations of choice for individuals who can legally purchase cannabis supplies, whether for medical or recreational uses. Ecommerce Technology Responds Amid Crisis The Covid-19 pandemic has been accompanied by widespread business closures. Retailers who remain open did so with an “essential services” designation, signifying their capacity to deliver…
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Furloughs, Layoffs, and Losses: Covid-19 Takes a Hit on Cannabis

The Covid-19 outbreak and associated quarantine have caused problems for every industry, and cannabis is no exception. After a quiet first few weeks, the initial round of layoffs, furloughs, and scaling back in planning has begun. There will almost certainly be more to come, and the long-term job prospects for those who’ve been sent home…
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A Legacy Denied: The Murder of Fred Hampton, 50 Years Later

On December 4, 1969, one of the country’s most promising young revolutionaries was murdered by police, in a joint operation fully supported by the FBI. That revolutionary’s name was Fred Hampton, and 50 years later his brief time in the spotlight still evokes admiration and deep regret over the events that took his life. Hampton…
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Adventurous Things to Do in Puerto Rico

Ask anyone who’s been to Puerto Rico about their vacation and most will say they walked the streets of Old San Juan learning the history of the island. (The United States captured Puerto Rico from Spain, with the island becoming a U.S. territory in 1898.) El Morro, an old Spanish fortification, is the No. 1…
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Wraparound Dehumidification Technology for Cannabis Grows

In these conditions, sensitive cannabis plants become vulnerable to mold, powdery mildew, and bud rot (Botrytis). In addition, moisture-saturated environments inhibit the uptake of nutrients from the soil. This scenario creates further stress for the plants, which thrive only when humidity is precisely controlled. Many growers attempt to manage humidity levels through the use of…
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New Cannabinoid Discovery: THCP

Research into the properties of cannabis is ongoing, and new discoveries are the order of the day. As exploratory technology advances, researchers are learning more about the profoundly fertile nature of the Cannabis sativa plant. One fascinating development is the recent discovery of a new pair of cannabinoids with similar chemical structures to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and…
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Researching CBD – Looking for Limits

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been highly touted and heavily hyped. Its medicinal qualities are perceived as limitless by some, and its non-psychoactive nature makes it suitable for just about anyone—or so it has been claimed. Entrepreneurs are jumping in on CBD as rapidly and in abundance. CBD has been sold as oil, in capsules and syrups,…
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Cannabis Analysis and Advanced Lab Equipment

Robust consumer demand has put the cannabis industry on the fast track to sustainable profitability. But strict regulatory frameworks require careful monitoring and planning on the part of cannabis growers, manufacturers, and retailers. This helps guarantee quality control, although it does put the onus on cannabis entrepreneurs to stay compliant with ever-evolving rules. These legal…
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