Portfolio Category: Portfolio: tech side of the industry

How is CBD Extracted from the Hemp Plant?

By now, you've not only heard about the powers of CBD, you've experienced them for yourself. You've got CBD for sleep, CBD for pets, and calming CBD salves to soothe achy muscles. But where does all this cannabidiol (CBD) come from? You may be curious about this non-intoxicating cannabinoid you find creeping into just about every…
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Color Remediation Column BHO Extraction

Butane Hash Oil (BHO) extraction techniques have been widely used by cannabis manufacturers seeking to produce high-quality concentrates. Innovators in BHO extraction have created an impressive variety of products with different textures and terpene- or cannabinoid-rich chemical profiles, spurring the continued growth in the concentrate marketplace. Recently, cannabis entrepreneurs working with BHO have started to…
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CBD Marketplace Plagued by Labeling Inaccuracies, Still

The market for cannabidiol (CBD) products is growing, driven by the public’s insatiable demand for anything that includes the letters ‘CBD’ on its label. CBD is highly attractive because of its innumerable health benefits, and its ease of availability is an added convenience. Unfortunately, the demand for CBD products has grown so fast that quality…
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Hash Making Process and Equipment

Hash is produced when the trichomes (resin glands) of the cannabis plant are separated and concentrated, with little or no contamination that can reduce potency and quality. Inside the juicy organic factories of the trichomes, THC, CBD, and multiple terpenes are produced in abundance. Solvents (usually butane) are routinely used to complete the hash extraction…
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Advantages in Vertical Integration

Vertical integration in cannabis unites cultivators, extractors, manufacturers, and retailers under one umbrella. Business consolidation in cannabis and hemp may be inevitable, thanks to the COVIDcannab-19 pandemic and preexisting trends that were already carrying the industry in that direction. On the eve of the New Year, before the coronavirus had made its presence known, industry…
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Building Confidence in the Cannabis Marketplace

To grease the wheels of progress, a Palo Alto, California, company called Confident Cannabis is revolutionizing the way the cannabis industry functions. They’ve used their technical expertise to engineer software solutions that will centralize and unify the wholesale cannabis trade, which has been stuck in ‘flying by the seat of your pants’ mode for too…
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Furloughs, Layoffs, and Losses: Covid-19 Takes a Hit on Cannabis

The Covid-19 outbreak and associated quarantine have caused problems for every industry, and cannabis is no exception. After a quiet first few weeks, the initial round of layoffs, furloughs, and scaling back in planning has begun. There will almost certainly be more to come, and the long-term job prospects for those who’ve been sent home…
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Cannabis Analysis and Advanced Lab Equipment

Robust consumer demand has put the cannabis industry on the fast track to sustainable profitability. But strict regulatory frameworks require careful monitoring and planning on the part of cannabis growers, manufacturers, and retailers. This helps guarantee quality control, although it does put the onus on cannabis entrepreneurs to stay compliant with ever-evolving rules. These legal…
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Cannabis Companies Targeting Hemp Market

Cannabis companies know a good opportunity when they see it, and many see a potential gold mine in hemp. Established names in the medical and recreational cannabis spaces are moving quickly to seize the moment, now that hemp has been unleashed. When Congress passed, and President Trump signed, the 2018 Farm Bill last December, it…
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How Tech is Driving the Cannabis Industry

The introduction of legalized cannabisto the American economy happened quickly, and everyone involved has had to overcome numerous challenges to make it work. This includes growers, manufacturers, retailers, legislators, regulators, and consumers. Profitability and viability are far from a given for cannabis industry actors, despite the immense popularity of the products they’ve chosen to grow,…
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