Lightscale Labs Announces Cannabis Pesticide Testing In Oregon

Lightscale Labs announced new pesticide testing services for cannabis, joining a short list of accredited laboratories in Oregon offering the full suite of compliance testing required for recreational and medical cannabis products.

OREGON: Lightscale Labs has joined a short list of accredited laboratories in Oregon how offering the full suite of compliance testing required for recreational and medical cannabis products. “Pesticide testing is a critical component of making cannabis safer for Oregonians,” said Justin Ouellette, CEO of Lightscale Labs. “Cannabis producers and consumers alike have spoken loudly in favor of rigorous safety standards, Read the full article…

Facts About Urine Drug Testing Procedure

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Just like its name suggests, urine drug testing procedures test the urine for any traces of substance abuse. The procedure is quick and painless, as it simply requires you to provide your urine as a sample for the test. Using this sample, your urine can be tested for alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, marijuana, opioids (narcotics), PCP, Read the full article…

The Symbiosis Of Soil

The dirt on green

By Ralph T Henninger, Founder Royal Knight AG “Symbiosis is the relationship between two different things that depend on each other in any particular ways, each getting specific benefits from the other” -Cannabis bible, second edition Female plants count on male plants to pollinate them: symbiosis. It is my personal theory that symbiosis is dependent Read the full article…

Cannabis Software And Consulting Leader MJ Freeway Closes $3 Million In Series B Extension Investment

MJ Freeway and Cannabase strike integration deal

COLORADO: MJ Freeway, a leading provider of business management solutions and consulting services for the cannabis industry, has announced $3 million in Series B extension financing raised from existing investors. MJ Freeway received new investments from existing investors Roger McNamee and Tao Capital Partners. With the unprecedented growth of the cannabis market, the company will use this funding to invest in Read the full article…

The Dirt On Growing Green: Soil Texture & Composition

The dirt on green

By Sunny Kaercher Every grower has their own approach to cannabis. Varying techniques and products are plentiful, but one thing that remains constant is that healthy plants depend on healthy roots. This is the beginning of a series dedicated to creating and maintaining a vigorous root zone, also known as the rhizosphere. These articles will Read the full article…

Energy Gluttony of Cannabis Industry Reaches Breaking Point

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NEW YORK: A study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory revealed that legal indoor marijuana-growing operations are highly energy intensive, and are responsible for an alarming percentage of the nation’s total energy use. In California, the top-producing state, indoor cultivation uses about 3% of all electricity use. A single cannabis cigarette represents 1.5 kg (3 pounds) of CO2 emissions, Read the full article…

Headset Announces $2.5 Million In Financing; Ramps Up Services To Cannabis Clients

Headset raises 2.5 million in latest round of cannatech wars

WASHINGTON: Headset, a leading retail analytics firm for cannabis-related businesses closed $2.5 million in financing as part of its efforts to ramp up its suite of data products in the ever-competitive cannabis technology space. Hypur Ventures, a leading-edge venture capital fund headquartered in Arizona, and Salveo Capital, a Chicago-based private-equity fund specializing in cannabis sector investments, have partnered with Read the full article…

MassRoots Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Acquire Whaxy

MassRoots To Acquire Whaxy

COLORADO: MassRoots, one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, this week announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DDDigtal Inc. d.b.a. “Whaxy” & Cannabuild for $100,000 cash and 2,926,830 million shares of MassRoots’ common stock. Since launching in May 2016, Whaxy‘s menu management and online ordering platform for licensed cannabis businesses has processed Read the full article…

New Study Explores The Diversity of Phytocannabinoids of Different Botanical Origin

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An international team of leading researchers have paved the way to exploring the biomedical potential of phytocannabinoids, going beyond the THC structural motif and their occurrence in cannabis. SPAIN: In the first ever attempt to include phytocannabinoids from additional natural sources apart from those derived from C. sativa, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the University of Córdoba, Read the full article…

Digipath’s Todd Denkin On The Passage of Recreational Cannabis in Nevada and Impact On Lab Testing Market

As the Nevada recreational market becomes operational, the increase in the number of potential consumers and cultivation facilities is expected to push the industry's focus towards more standardized cannabis lab testing

NEVADA: Digipath, an independent cannabis lab testing and media firm, believes that Nevada’s recent approval of the recreational use of cannabis will push the industry to more standardized lab testing practices, resulting in a highly favorable long-term impact on Nevada’s cannabis lab testing market. The combination of shifting public opinion and success experienced over the past Read the full article…