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True, the industry has not been a big adopter of new technologies. However, this should change soon as investors pour billions of dollars into the space.

According to a report released last year by Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, sales of cannabis concentrates in the United States are estimated to reach $8.4 billion by 2022 – and those concentrate sales are expected to come close to matching sales for flower.

With more and more states legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana, sooner or later some bright scientist had to invent a marijuana breathalyzer. Now it appears researchers at the University of Pittsburgh may have just walked to the head of the class.

A company called solo sciences has announced what it says is the world's first "cryptographically-secure cannabis product authentication system."

With new state rules on how to grow, sell and buy recreational marijuana poised to take effect in September and retail stores expected to open early next year, Maine cities are scrambling with how to handle the expected deluge of new businesses.

Marijuana companies are facing enormous pressure to innovate.

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