Legal Marijuana Cultivation Is Driving A Technology ‘Revolution’ In Industrial Agriculture

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CANADA: Deep within a cedar forest in British Columbia, Dan Sutton is building what he hopes will be the most energy-efficient, high-technology greenhouse for growing cannabis. Spurred by the booming market for medical marijuana, he and a group of biologists and engineers have experimented for almost three years with digital sensors, lighting arrays, software programs and Read the full article…

The Marijuana Industry And Its First Crossroads

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Marijuana has come a long way in the United States since California launched its first-in-the-nation medical program 19 years ago. Today, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis to some degree, and public perception of the plant is clearly shifting. Medical marijuana is being used in treatment of a variety of illnesses Read the full article…

Pitching Marijuana Startups Brings New Meaning To High Tech

Since Colorado and Washington first voted to legalize recreational marijuana use in late 2012, the legal cannabis market has grown from $1.5 billion in 2013 to $2.7 billion last year, according to industry estimates. That kind of velocity gets the attention of investors, many of whom focus on tech.

CALIFORNIA: Investing in a social network closely tied to a booming industry sounds great, until Apple kicks the thing you invested in out of the App Store because the platform is all about marijuana. It’s one of the many things that can happen when two of the fastest growing industries in America come together, as is Read the full article…

RFID Tags Track Marijuana From Seed To Sale, In Colorado

For one, it stipulates digital tracking of marijuana plants from seed to sale, using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

COLORADO:  On New Years Day, Colorado became the first state to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. The new legislation has provoked a Denver-bound flood of “Ganjapreneurs” and kickstarted what is sure to be a very profitable pot tourism trade. Yet the business is far less hippie and far more button-down than it appears.

Seattle Online Tech Company Growing Big In … Marijuana

On the face of it, Leafly.com is just another Seattle-based Internet/tech company making big waves with big numbers. The difference is that Leafly’s content is all marijuana all the time.

WASHINGTON: Google or Bing “blue cheese” and you’ll get a surprise: Right at the top of your search results for that delectable food is a marijuana strain called … “blue cheese.”