Cannabis & Tech Today Winter 2019

With the growing legalization and de-stigmatization of marijuana comes a new wave of innovation in the science and business of the industry. That’s where we come in, providing you with inspiring business profiles, exclusive interviews with thought leaders in the field, new product revolution, and insight on new legislation and growth in the market in our innovation hot spots.

United States
Innovative Properties Worldwide, Inc.
4 期号


the end is only the beginning

As 2019 comes to a close, I feel like my mind is spinning with memories of this decade. In addition to celebrating the five-year anniversary of our flagship publication Innovation & Tech Today, I saw one of my passion projects grow in Cannabis & Tech Today. Our team spoke with forward thinking influencers, attended industry-focused events, and reported the stories shaping the cannabis space. All this hard work has culminated in the winter issue of Cannabis & Tech Today, our very last of the 2010s. Just like any of our winter editions, this issue reflectively closes out the year. Our Innovator of the Year section focuses on CannRx’s Dr. William Levine, who is on a mission to promote THC bioavailability. We’re also unveiling our Top 25 Most Innovative Products of 2019,…

since last issue…

JAY MINUS SILENT BOB During the leadup to the release of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Jason Mewes took to the road with a standup tour, telling comical stories from his time growing up, meeting and collaborating with Kevin Smith, and learning the process of filmmaking. Some of his most memorable stories came from his high school days, including going to comic book conventions and wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants on a bet. Associate Editor Anthony Elio, who conducted an interview with Mewes for the Fall issue of Cannabis & Tech Today, attended the Denver show and got to meet him afterwards. “Wow, didn’t know you’d be so handsome!” the comedian quipped. ANOTHER NIGHT TO REMEMBER Being the only publication focused on the tech and science aspects of cannabis,…

by the numbers

The 2010s were an unprecedented time for the cannabis industry, seeing incredible expansion both legally and economically. However, there’s still plenty of room for growth, and the new decade could present plenty of opportunities, especially with election day on November 3, 2020. With 2020 rearing its head, let’s take a look at how this next year and beyond will have an effect on cannabis, from the business statistics to the politicians supporting the substance. 2020 Illinois Marijuana Sales Launching Jan 1, 20201 Cannabis Sales in Oregon Predicted to Top $1 Billion by 20202 Cannabis Could Outearn NFL by 20203 Maine – Recreational Cannabis Sales by Spring 20204 Presidential Candidates Who Have Voiced Support For Cannabis…

event wrap-ups

New West Summit According to the event’s own wording, the New West Summit focuses on “quality over quantity.” Looking at the numerous innovators present at the event, it’s safe to say that they got the best of both worlds. Featuring two days of discussions from stars such as Alicia Silverstone and Killer Mike, as well as over fifty exhibitors, the New West Summit brought together the best of the cannabis industry. Additionally, the event featured two previous Cannabis & Tech Today cover stars, with both Dr. Sue Sisley and Arcview Vice President and Co-Founder Steve DeAngelo drawing huge crowds. NCIA California Cannabis Business Conference One of the greatest aspects of cannabis events is the ability to spread knowledge and share ideas between members of the industry. This is a main focus of the…

what you need to know about grow room standards

Just as the cannabis industry has grown at a rapid rate over the past five years, the grow room environment has also experienced significant evolution. Growers are seeking to produce massive harvests and secure a place in the market, and in doing so are coming up against some major challenges associated with producing at scale. This is a new frontier for many and a new field that requires different ways of thinking. One of the top challenges with scaling up cannabis production is the lack of standards in place. It’s seriously hurting the industry right now by contributing to an information vacuum, especially as it relates to HVAC systems. In the mainstream, engineers rely on proven and documented standards in order to properly handle buildings they are not familiar with. An example…

the importance of water balance

As discussed in the previous Plant Empowerment feature, balance is essential when it comes to getting the most out of growth. However, while the previous entry put the spotlight on assimilates balance, that’s hardly the only factor when it comes to stimulating growth. Water balance is also a major part of the process, as seen with evaporation and substrate systems. Let’s take a look at some of the key facts behind water balance and how to get the most out of your H2O. What is Water Balance? A plant’s water balance represents the equilibrium between evaporation and water uptake. This balance is vital to growth as, if the evaporation surpasses the water uptake, the internal water tension (also known as plant turgor) decreases. In this case, water is often diverted from fruits…