Tech businesses of all sizes are trying to get in on the ground floor of the newest gold rush.

Cannabis is one of humanity’s oldest crops and historians can trace the use of cannabis back 12,000 years. Today’s legalization of cannabis in many states have brought the pot industry into the forefront, but few considered it high-tech.

Most people think of smoking pot as an electronic-free activity, where all smokers need is a lighter and a bong.

Nothing’s more low-tech than that. But legalized marijuana is an industry like any other. While it may face stricter laws than other industries, it was worth $5.4 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow by 25 percent this year.

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Liesha Petrovich ~ Tech.co ~

 

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