Innovations

IL: Start-ups to make epigenetics together

Israeli medical cannabis company Cann10 has signed an agreement to team up with Israeli biotech company Epigenetics to form Cann10 EpiGen, a joint company focused on using cutting-edge epigenetics technology to make a version of the cannabis plant that is easier to cultivate and farm.  Cann10 and Epigenetics…

Cannabis post-harvest automation remains elusive

If more technologically advanced ways of growing cannabis do exist, the legalized cannabis industry's largest players don’t need to know about them. The Aurora Sky farm in Alberta, for example, has reached near science-fiction levels of sophistication – it’s an 800,000-square-foot hybrid greenhouse where…

NZ: Company receives approval to research UV light impact on cannabis plant

Canopy Rivers portfolio company BioLumic has received approval from the New Zealand Ministry of Health to apply its proprietary ultraviolet ("UV") light technology to medical…

An automated integrated system for the cloning stage of cannabis

As the cannabis industry gets into the new year, the same old issues still need to be addressed. Consistency of the production has been indicated as one of the things that growers struggle the most with when entering into large-scale cannabis cultivation. However, this consistency problem does not start…

Scott Reach with Rare Dankness during the ACT Summit

"As we go forward with breeding, you have to ask yourself what your intention is"

“You don’t have to breed just to produce seeds. If you breed, you must have specific reasons such as genetics keeping, or to improve a specific aspect of the plant,” says Scott Reach with Rare Dankness, during his talk at the ACT summit in Las Vegas, last December. The world of cannabis breeding is still…

New cannabinoid found with thirty-fold the potency of THC

Researchers at Italy’s University of Salento have discovered two new cannabinoids – THCP and CBDP – and THCP could be more potent than THC, according to a study published on Nature. In tests on mice, researchers found that THCP showed “an affinity for CB1 receptor more than thirty-fold higher compared to…

More research is needed in the cannabis industry

A recent spate of vaping-related lung illnesses has lawmakers and health officials calling for more testing of legal cannabis products. But because cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug by the federal government, states’ hands are tied when it comes to testing. One way to open the door to more…

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…


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