Cannabis & Tech Today Spring 2021

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


cultivating change

“The last great event I attended was the Emerald Conference in San Diego. The setting was amazing, the sessions were crisp, and the networking was on point. Then… it all came crashing down.” It’s been just over a year since the pandemic altered our lives and changed the way we connect with each other. So many things were canceled — weddings, funerals, holidays, and conferences… while other things remained the same — like our need to do business and stay connected. In fact, the last great event I attended was the Emerald Conference in San Diego. The setting was amazing, the sessions were crisp, and the networking was on point. Then… it all came crashing down. As the news started reporting the first cases of COVID-19, we had a feeling our world…

since last issue…

Cannabis is an extroverted plant, thriving in group settings, known for sparking debate and creating lasting bonds. With the pandemic, we’re living in the age of Zoom meetings and social distancing and the cannabis community is having to adjust to a virtual, online world. However, this hasn’t stopped cannabis from bringing our community closer together — we’ve just had to adapt. At Cannabis & Tech Today we’ve been hard at work envisioning innovative ways to engage with our readers, which includes exciting projects and virtual events. The cannabis community is incredibly resilient; more screen time and less face-to-face interaction isn’t going to falter our growth. FRESH FACES & NEW IDEAS When we rang in the new year, our publication’s resolution was to build a stronger relationship with our readers. We’ve been expanding…

event wrap-ups

Winter Emerge 2020 Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo: December 15 - 17 Weed + Grub Clio Cannabis Awards: December 15-17, 2020 This high-profile event is one of the most anticipated annual presentations in the cannabis space. Their programming works to elevate and celebrate the creators on the cutting edge of cannabis marketing and communications. Their 2020 event took place virtually during the Winter Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo, highlighting some of the most innovative brands in the industry. PAX Labs, Inc., took home the gold in the Advocacy category for their short film chronicling the work of Dennis Peron in helping California legalize medical cannabis. Charlotte’s Web took home the Grand win for the Partnerships & Collaborations category for their “Trust the Earth Farm Art” which garnered more than 258 million earned…

by the numbers

As we transition into the second phase of the pandemic, we’ve faced our fair share of obstacles in the cannabis industry. It seems the hemp market is being hit the hardest. Many cultivators are asking themselves whether there is still a demand for hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill officially took hemp off the list of controlled substances in the United States, causing many farmers to optimistically jump into the market. However, a lack of experience and an overabundance of supply quickly led to unharvested crops and a shortage of processors. However, amidst the uncertainty of what’s to come, there are still bright spots to be found. Let’s take a closer look:…

growing organic: 3 key considerations

When buying cannabis, customers have a growing desire for cultivation transparency and organic products. But, it’s not just customers who should be interested in organic crops. Cultivators benefit financially from offering premium products… but, it’s not as easy as it seems to grow organically. There are a few things you should know before making the switch from traditional farming practices to organic cultivation. Be Aware of Pesky Contaminants Kim Stuck, founder and CEO of Allay Consulting, a nationwide compliance strategy and services provider, works with companies that cultivate THC cannabis, hemp, and now psilocybin, to make sure best practices are being followed. Stuck mentions that the most common mishap she sees is companies not realizing that contaminants could materialize in any part of the growing process. Due to hemp naturally performing bioremediation, it’s…

will mexico become the top legal cannabis producer in 2021?

Mexico and the cannabis plant have a complicated history. For several centuries, the cannabis plant was consumed in Mexico for medical and recreational purposes, and hemp was used to make various finished goods. Mexico’s cannabis scene changed dramatically with the onset of prohibition. After cannabis was prohibited around the globe, Mexico became a top international source for illegal cannabis. Unregulated cannabis from Mexico dominated illegal sales beyond Mexico’s borders for many years, especially in the United States. It is no secret that gangs and cartels largely benefited financially from those sales. Demand for illegal cannabis has waned in recent years in the United States with the rise of the legal cannabis industry, and that evolution is ramping up elsewhere as nations reform their cannabis laws. That has had a huge impact on…