Week 15:Intoxicating Any substance that can cause you to lose control of your faculties and alter your behavior is considered intoxicating. Almost all illegal drugs have intoxicating properties, although worldwide most intoxication cases are attributed to alcohol....read more
Week 14:Psychoactive Any chemical substance that can enter the brain from the bloodstream and directly affect the central nervous system is considered psychoactive. Many psychoactive substances have medical applications (such as anesthetics, psychiatric drugs, etc.),...read more
Week 13:THC The most abundant constituent of the cannabis plant and a strongly psychoactive cannabinoid, THC is responsible for getting “high” from smoking marijuana and, as a result, its production and usage are strictly regulated.read more
Week 12:CBD A naturally occurring cannabinoid, and the second most abundant constituent of the Cannabis plant. CBD is legal and safe to consume, yet has long been in the shadow of THC.read more
Week 11:Cannabis A type of flowering plant that includes three distinct variations: Cannabis ruderalis, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis sativa. Cannabis has a wide range of industrial and medical applications. It has been used since antiquity for its sturdy fiber, for...read more
After lecturing on IoT and Cannabusiness on the big stage at the early May 2019 ChannelPro SMB Forum, we caught up with Luis Alvarez, president of Alvarez Technology Group. Based on Central California, an agricultural hot bed that has diversified to include cannabis growers and producers, Alvarez’s secret to success is IoT. Along the way we discuss the industry landscape including market size, government, politics and much more. Finally – watch towards the end to learn what the golden ticket is!
Now even wise technology distributors are carving out a place in the cannabis vertical. Long-time technology distributor BlueStar’s Duane Roebuck talks about the decision made over the past couple of years to support the cannabis vertical. And we focus on one specific technology solution (RFID) that is being used across the entire supply chain from grow (tracking plants, etc.) to go (dispensary inventory management, theft prevention, shrinking) and everything in between (compliance reporting to Metric, etc.).
Harry Brelsford says cannabis is no longer a dirty word and is an industry desperate for your business to help them run their business. It is the Wild Wild West all over again and they need help with all aspects of their business yet so many do not want to help them....read more
Week 10:Hemp Hemp refers to the high-growing varieties of cannabis that are grown to be specifically used for fiber, oil, and seeds. These are then refined into numerous products including wax, resin, cloth, pulp, paper, rope, fuel, and hemp oil.read more
As the cannabis industry continues to grow and the world turns, we keep bumping into incredible service providers. This interview is with Marc Haskelson, president and CEO of the Compliancy Group in New York. We reconnected with him at a recent ChannelPro SMB workshop in Chicago and said he just had to talk with us. While his main focus in HIPAA compliance in health care, he’s found synergies with the cannabis vertical – especially medicinal marijuana. And you guessed it – there is a whole range of compliancy issues with respect to the cannabis industry.