Hi-Tech

Technology has taken center stage at a trade show in Silicon Valley. But the industry of focus is not software, gadgets or the cloud. It's weed.

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A Vancouver startup company is betting it can provide a high-tech solution to help legal medical cannabis growers deal with plant waste, as their production expands to accommodate the recreational market.

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You can’t print your own strain of marijuana, but 3D printing on the molecular level does give the cannabis industry a very remarkable and lucrative business path to pursue.

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Under the city’s program, the grow gets 100% of its power from renewable sources, a trend that could see a big upward swing in other markets depending on how much electrical demand indoor grows begin to account for in coming years.

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Trimming is a vital part of the cannabis cultivation process that removes undesirable leaves from the bud, making a smoother smoking experience for consumers.

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When Eaze, a cannabis delivery app, first began its battle in 2014 to win over the hearts and minds of California lawmakers, executives at the young startup didn't know they sat on a powerful secret weapon: grandma and grandpa.

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Cultivators take the DNA of a specified cannabinoid and recreate it in a different form.

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Silicon Valley is no stranger to cannabis culture, so it's no surprise that tech companies are driving innovation in the pot world. And guess what? They've got some seriously impressive products.

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Health Canada requires that licensed producers conduct mandatory testing of all cannabis products for the presence of unauthorized pesticides. To meet those quality standards, companies are finding enterprising ways to grow and cultivate “clean” cannabis.

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While it’s no secret, consistency is key to producing a quality cannabis crop with the maximum yield possible, maintaining consistency can be challenging as the business grows.

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Farmers are turning to cutting-edge methods to increase crop revenue.

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On July 1, 2018, changes to federal legislation are set to open up an already liberal marketplace, putting Canada on the cusp of fully legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes – countrywide. 

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Half the battle of infusing foods and drinks with cannabis is finding the right method.

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A Canadian company has filed a technology patent for the production of beer brewed from cannabis, using a method that sees the grains traditionally used to make beer completely replaced with marijuana.

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The new security guard doesn't need sleep. It doesn't need a bathroom break. It won't be distracted by cellphones. It doesn't get tired. It's like RoboCop without the gun.

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Technology closes in on a roadside device to check pot levels — but the definition of stoned driving remains elusive.

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The lucrative legal cannabis industry is now utilizing advanced technology solutions such as 3D printing.

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Whether you prefer vaporizer pens, salves, infused edibles, or elixirs, chances are that you have sampled a product that was produced using carbon dioxide (CO2) supercritical fluid extraction technology.

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