Innovations

Automated cultivation product can yield up to six times the volume of other methods

AEssenseGrows has unveiled a new automated cultivation product that can yield up to two pounds of cannabis each year per square foot of floor space--more than 6 times the volume of other methods of cannabis cultivation. “With our new Double Deck product, the AEssenseGrows team continues to push the…

How does AI fit into cannabis cultivation?

In a clandestine, 40,000-square-foot cultivation facility in northern Arizona, we met with the founders of CEAD, Royce Birnbaum and Adam Klaasmeyer, a company that develops artificial intelligence applications for the cannabis industry. These two are no strangers to innovation. Birnbaum, the lead…

US (DE): Hemp tracking system launched in Delaware

Helix TCS has launched the nation’s first integrated hemp tracking module. "The hemp module for the BiotrackTHC Government Traceability system will allow the State of Delaware…

Is tissue culture the future of the cannabis industry?

As the cannabis market continues to grow and evolve, it’s important that companies continue to evolve along with it.  And with some analysts projecting that the cannabis industry could be worth almost $66 billion by 2025, these businesses are well aware of the opportunities in front of them, and are constantly…

US (DC): New Frontier Data launches online cannabis data marketplace

Washington D.C.-based cannabis data, analytics, and business intelligence firm New Frontier Data today announced the launch of the first-ever global and digital cannabis data marketplace on its online platform Equio. The new feature on Equio will provide access for all subscription levels to individual…

UK: Medical cannabis trials will target 20,000 UK patients

Up to 20,000 patients in the UK are to be given medical cannabis over a two-year period in an initiative that aims to create the largest body of evidence on the drug in…

Drought conditions could induce plants to make more cannabinoids

Decades of prohibition have stunted scientific research into cannabis growth and production, but as legalization spreads, horticultural experts are again studying cannabis. Some are exploring how to optimize growing conditions to exploit the medicinal potential of cannabis.  A study published in the May 2019…

University researches find out more on THC- and CBD-sources

Advanced microscopy reveals internal structures of cannabis biochemical factories. Cannabis flowers with the most mushroom-shaped hairs pack the biggest cannabinoid and fragrance punch, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. While the cannabis leaf is iconic, it’s the…

The frostier the flower, the more potent the cannabis

Cannabis flowers with the most mushroom-shaped hairs pack the biggest cannabinoid and fragrance punch, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. While the cannabis leaf is iconic, it’s the chemicals produced by the tiny, frostlike hairs on cannabis flowers that give the plant its…

Radio waves used in the cannabis industry

An old technology has been applied to help correct a problem many cultivators have faced through the years and that's mold in marijuana.To correct the problem a new machine…

Spatial gradients in cannabis

Researchers have uncovered how cannabinoid profiles that vary within the same Cannabis plant can elicit organ-specific effects in the plant itself. This in-planta variability means stringent…

US (MI): Survey input from industrial hemp growers needed for MSU research and Extension efforts

Input regarding industrial hemp production practices and challenges will help ensure MSU research and Extension efforts can benefit industrial hemp growers. Industrial hemp (Cannabis satvia) has increasingly become a popular crop among numerous U.S. states that have initiated pilot programs to produce…

US (CO): Bringing stable seeds to the hemp industry

New West Genetics is focused on bringing stable genetics to the hemp business. President and CEO Wendy Mosher spoke about the company’s experienced team, its research and development efforts and how she sees the competitive landscape for hemp genetics.  Genomic knowledge in the hemp industry is 100 years behind…

Dr. Mechoulam unveils synthetic cannabinoid acids discovery

Raphael Mechoulam, an Israeli organic chemist and professor of medicinal chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, remembers the letdown after his groundbreaking…

US (OR): Oregon State University's Global Hemp Innovation Center receives $1M for genetics research

Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may be used in health and nutrition products, textiles and construction materials. The gift to the OSU Foundation was provided by Oregon CBD, a…

US (CA): CSU-Pueblo researches the world of cannabis, tracking methods

At Colorado State University-Pueblo, the Institute of Cannabis Research has been researching and developing alternative methods of tracking cannabis, straying away from the…


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