The Future of Cannabis: How Technology Is Changing the Industry

The Future of Cannabis: How Technology Is Changing the Industry 

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While the cannabis industry is still in its early stages of development, there are already many technological advancements shaping the future of the industry. From blockchain technology to automated cultivation, these innovations are helping to improve efficiency and security within the cannabis sector. As the industry continues to grow, we can expect to see even more innovative technologies emerge. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at some of the most exciting developments in cannabis technology.

Online Retail

Back in the day, if you wanted to buy cannabis or any cannabis-related product, you would probably need to visit a shady dealer and do business in less-than-suitable environments. However, with the help of technology, the process of purchasing cannabis will not only be convenient but also much safer. 

There are already highly successful companies like Magic Vaporizers that have online shops that not only allow you to purchase cannabis through them but also have it delivered directly to your door. Many companies are looking to take advantage of this, such as companies producing edibles and fusing them with takeout – a pizza that can get you high. 

Personalized Products

One of the most important ways that technology is changing the cannabis industry is through the personalization of products. As you might know, everyone is different and everyone has a different physiological makeup as well as different biochemistry. This means that not everyone will react the same way to the same strain, for example. 

However, technology is making it possible to now customize cannabis products to the needs of the individual. This technology might sound like it might not be achievable yet. However, some companies have already created tests based on saliva swabs that will essentially tell you how well you will react to different strains. 

Improved Growing and Predictions

The next way that technology is changing the cannabis industry is in how cannabis is grown. One of the biggest challenges for many growers, especially indoor growers, is that electricity consumption has always been high. However, with advancements in LED lighting, not only has energy consumption been reduced, but the plants seem to prefer the new lighting. 

In addition to this, AI is also being used to advise growers about a variety of different factors. For example, AI is now capable of advising how much water a plant needs, how much fertilizer to use, and if the plant is getting enough sun. This will not only help to produce more plants but also assist in reducing waste. 

Sequencing of DNA

Another amazing use of technology within the cannabis industry is DNA sequencing. What is DNA sequencing? According to the official definition, it means “the process of determining the nucleic acid sequence – the order of nucleotides in DNA.” What does that mean for the cannabis industry? It means that the industry is closing in on the ability to isolate specific individual cannabinoids.

For example, one cannabinoid within the cannabis plant named CBC is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. Of course, it’s understandable how great it would be to be able to isolate and extract it for the various medical applications it might be able to provide. 

Better Route Planning

Another big benefit that technology has been able to provide to the cannabis industry is better route planning for distributors. Transporting cannabis from point A to point B can be problematic, much like any transportation of goods, with traffic jams and terrible weather to contend with. 

However, AI is now becoming used to assess the current route a transport truck will take. Furthermore, advise if any potential problems might become encountered. More importantly, it can also advise on a safer route that will allow goods to arrive at the destination promptly. 

Nanotechnology

Finally, another interesting way that technology becomes used to improve the cannabis industry is through the use of nanotechnology. A big problem that many CBD businesses and creators are experiencing is the fact that CBD is an oil. Which means it isn’t water-soluble. And since our bodies consist of 70% water. As a result, we only end up absorbing about 20%. 

However, with the help of nanotechnology in the form of nanoencapsulation, scientists hope that the efficiency of consuming cannabis this way will increase. This might take some time, especially considering that this technology is still very new.

The Future of Cannabis: How Technology Is Changing the Industry 

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