A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine addresses a topic that has received quite a bit of press over the past few years--treating epilepsy with cannabis.
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Cannabis-infused foods are nothing new, but as the plant becomes more widely accepted, manufacturers are getting creative with the foods and flavors into which they are adding plant extracts. As new products hit the shelves, finance scribes are turning to the industry's established leaders to gauge how the public might react.
Vice just posted an interesting video concerning a cocktail party held in L.A. featuring experimental cocktails infused with cannabis.
The mad scientist behind the bar, Daniel K. Nelson from The Black Cat, is one of a few mixologists trying to use the herb as a "enhancer" for a new echelon of drinks.
Check out the full write up at Vice.
Last weekend, a small group of successful cannabis entrepreneurs, interested investors, and journalists gathered in Denver for a first-of-its-kind event-- the Marijuana Tech Startup Competition. The event was a pitch fest for about a dozen startups trying to get their cannabis related businesses off the ground. An exciting event in which Emily of Poseidon Asset Management took part as a judge, the results were both enlightening and interesting. Check out our full review here.
It was only a matter of time before the tech sector--previously the fastest growing industry--caught up with the current fastest growing industry--cannabis. These two strata are now crossbreeding for some very interesting synergistic (and financial) opportunities. Nipping this moment in the bud is the Marijuana Tech Startup Competition--a three day conference of which Poseidon will participate and act as judge.
Team Poseidon plans to meet with investors and entrepreneurs focused on the ‘tech play’ in the cannabis space. MassRoots is hosting the event in hopes of breeding a culture of innovation and forward-thinking technology to continue to show the capabilities of this industry. Emily will be a judge on the panel – hearing the pitches and participating where appropriate.
We will also be checking out some current investments and exploring new companies while in Denver. The first hemp harvest is beginning, so we are aiming to meet with some farmers there. Hemp is ever interesting as a new key crop in the US and something we will continue to explore.
If you’re in Denver during 9/26-9/28, please reach out – we would love to connect.
Cannabis extract companies and e-cig manufacturers are paying close attention to how they want their products and brands perceived by the public. This proessionalism shows in their marketing materials.
One of the first cannabis farmer's market took place on Friday in Los Angeles, connecting medical marijuana patients with growers face to face.
Here's a video short of our friends at MIT CityFarm from OneDayinBoston.com. These guys are doing awesome, trailblazing work bringing sustainable farming to cities. This could be an amazing solution in saving water and growing produce, uber-locally. What they are doing for produce now could change the way we farm (any kind of plant) in the future.
Keep up the good work, guys!
Hemp advocate, journalist, and author Doug Fine is one of the most well spoken and well informed people on the topic of hemp applications and politics. The best selling author of Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, Fine recently released a new book, Hemp Bound, an exploration of the cannabis plant that he believes can bring about a revolution in modern American agriculture. It only takes a little conversation with him to realize--he may be right.
In the midst of a deepening environmental crisis, where our dependence on oil becomes more and more of a lethal crutch, a ray of hope shines through. Researchers have found that hemp--a sustainable, inexpensive, and renewable resource--can be used to produce biodiesel.