Adapting existing products to the legal marijuana industry

Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~

The producers of an odor-elimination product are looking towards the cannabis sector as a lucrative expansion opportunity.

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Denver firm raises money to build marijuana greenhouses – Marijuana News

Construction on a GrowCo marijuana greenhouse in Colorado. Image: GrowCo via Denver Business Journal

Two Rivers Water & Farming Co. said it's raised $5.5 million to support its subsidiary that builds greenhouses for marijuana growers.

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Crossing the green line: The first cannabis company on Wall Street – Marijuana News

 Derek Peterson heads up Terra Tech. Image via Telegraph.co.uk

A broken neck in a surfing accident triggered a dramatic career change for Derek Peterson, a former Wall Street banker who now heads listed cannabis company Terra Tech.

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As the cannabis industry expands, more growers are looking to greenhouses - Marijuana News

A 30,000-square foot GGS greenhouse range under construction in Arizona for medical marijuana production. Image: GGS Structures Inc.

Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~

The legalization of marijuana is not only taking the cannabis industry out of the shadows; it’s also moving it outdoors and into the sunshine.

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Could Philly become the next cannabis capital? - Marijuana News

Philadelphia skyline. Image: Andrew Kelly via Wikimedia Commons

With the cannabis industry booming in states like Colorado, Washington and California, it may be surprising that a new startup has decided to take root in Philadelphia.

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Canadian company's marijuana-infused coffee pods ready for brewing – Marijuana News

Canadian company CannTrust has developed a pot pod for single-serve coffee makers. Image: CannTrust via CBC News

Pop a pot pod into your Keurig machine to get a medicinal dose with your java.

There may soon be a new use for your Keurig coffee maker — brewing pot.

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Colorado cannabis: As pot grows up, design enters the scene – Marijuana News

Ajoya is a new marijuana dispensary in Louisville, CO. Its interior space offers a new retail experience for customers. Image: Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post

When marijuana first became legal, design was the last thing on the mind of retailers.

They just wanted their stores open in a hurry so they could start turning all that bud into bucks.

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7 ways marijuana dispensaries will look totally different in 2020 – Marijuana News

Medical marijuana shop in Denver. Image: UserODea via Wikimedia Commons.

Marijuana dispensaries have come a long way from the seedy head shops lining Venice Beach. Today, these brick-and-mortar establishments range from boutique shops where "budtenders" walk you through the product line to fluorescent-lit clinics where medicinal use is emphasized.

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Marijuana Breathalyzer Under Development To Nab Drivers Taking the 'High' Road – Marijuana News

The second-generation prototype of the portable marijuana field breath tester. Image: Tom Banse, Northwest News Network

Washington State University researchers are developing a hand-held device that police officers can use to detect THC in breath. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.

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Quicker than pizza delivery: Calif. medical marijuana service aims to satisfy – Marijuana News

Eaze, which launched 16 months ago, is the brainchild of Keith McCarty, 30, who grew up in Orange and graduated from Chapman University. Image: Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times

Carlos and I are bombing around San Francisco in his 1999 Maxima, delivering marijuana to people who have ordered it from Eaze, a company that many have called the "Uber of cannabis."

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Instagram Won’t Stop Deleting Cannabis Dispensaries’ Accounts – Marijuana News

Image: Willamette Week Staff

Small businesses depend on cheap advertising. From word of mouth to social media, cannabis dispensaries all over Oregon use Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to show their products and interact with customers and patients.

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Uprooting the cannabis industry’s lighting technology

An Errba COAS™ (Cannabis Optimal Absorption Spectrum) LED panel. Image via Errba Spectrum

Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~

LED lamps, while still controversial, are being touted by some cannabis entrepreneurs as a low-energy, environmentally-friendly way to control the industry’s costs.

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Puff test for pot use will be reality within a year, WSU researchers say

Joints for sale at Mr. Bill’s of Buckley, the first recreational marijuana store to open in Pierce County outside of Tacoma, September 2014. Image: Peter Haley Staff photographer, via NewsTribune.com
Melissa Santos ~ NewsTribune.com ~
 
Researchers at Washington State University say they think they are about a year away from having a portable breath test that police can use to detect if someone has recently consumed marijuana.
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Scientists use yeast to brew marijuana ingredient THC

A package of compressed yeast, produced in Finland. Image: Hellahulla via Wikimedia Commons
 
Why grow marijuana when you can brew it?
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Hemp Homes Could Hit New High As Growing Cannabis Gets Legal

Pam Bosch, Homeowner, Highland Hemp House, with a ball of hempcrete. Video Image via National Geographic
Wendy Koch ~ National Geographic ~
 
Times are changing for the cannabis cousins. States are legalizing marijuana, and the U.S. is easing its ban on growing hemp. Will a hemp boom follow?
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The Green Rush: Finding Tech Business Opportunities Within The Cannabis Sector

Grow room at a Denver facility. Image: WeedWorthy.com
 
Technology will play a huge role in the cannabis industry’s future legitimacy.
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Natural pest control business gets boost from medical cannabis industry

Sarah Stuive, biological control consultant, checks for bugs at Bedrocan Canada, a medical marijuana facility, in Toronto on Monday, August 17, 2015. Image: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Alexandra Posadzki ~ The Canadian Press ~
 
TORONTO – When Sarah Stuive first got into the natural pest control business – which uses predatory insects, or “good bugs,” to weed out pests – she never expected to be working with cannabis plants.
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California marijuana farmer develops pot delivery app

Joshua Artman developed a duo of apps that connect cannabis growers with dispensaries and users. Image: JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat

Julie Johnson ~ The Press Democrat ~

Near the heart of the remote Round Valley in Mendocino County, a back-to-the-land father and cannabis farmer is trying to get in on the ground floor of an industry that could skyrocket if recreational use of marijuana is legalized in California next year.
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No more high scores: ESL bans pot use during e-sports tournaments

Yongsan e-sports stadium in South Korea. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Players can still get high before and after the event, though.

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This man is determined to make his brand of legal weed as recognizable as TV dinners

Photo: Jamie Kraus
 
A marijuana dispenser in Colorado is modeling his career after an unlikely business hero: TV dinner tycoon Clarence Birdseye, who practically invented the frozen food industry thanks to his dual interests in food preservation and inventing new technology.
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