3 Cool Ways Technology Is Changing the Cannabis Industry

Science Is Revolutionizing Cannabis – And We’re Excited

In its most plain form, cannabis is one of nature’s greatest gifts. It’s unbelievable how many uses and benefits of the plant have been discovered. Over the last decade, the wave of innovation stemming from the booming cannabis industry has taken that plant even further. Both recreational and medicinal weed users have seen incredible products, services, and phenomena emerge.

PC Magazine published a collection of some of the greatest recent tech boosts that cannabis has seen. Check out our favorites below.

Altering The DNA Of Cannabis


Cannabis is home to plenty of chemical compounds, and each strain of cannabis has its own ratio. Some users might prefer a specific mix of them. For example, someone who doesn’t want to get high but wants some of the plant’s alleged health benefits might want something with way more CBD than THC. Of course, some users might have a particularly specific taste in strains.

Now, some companies are learning how to play with cannabis sativa’s DNA using modern genomics. For example, one Colorado-based company has been working on a method to grow plants with no THC or CBD using genetic altering. While this happens, they are also discovering new, rare cannabinoids – and we’re excited to see what health benefits scientists will discover cannabis to offer.

The Cannabis Industry Is About To Get Personal


Picking out cannabis-based products can be frustrating. It’s always a huge disappointment when you like everything about a product except the way it balances CBD and THC.

Luckily, some companies are working on a personalized system that allows you to create a strain that matches your needs.

CannabisDNA offers a saliva-based genetic test using over 70 genetic markers. When you submit your test, they create a profile of your responses and send you a report that suggests the best strains for you. Gone are the days of being disappointed by products with off-putting cannabinoid ratios.

Nanoencapsulation Is Changing CBD.


CBD is actually hard for manufacturers to distribute. CBD is not water-soluble, and as an oil, separates over time. That creates hurdles for the production of many products. Luckily, nanoencapsulation can solve that problem.

CBD has low bioavailability, meaning only a fifth of it usually ends up in your bloodstream after consumption. The process of nanoencapsulation involves increasing the bioavailability of CBD – essentially, that means CBD will blend easier with water, and won’t go to waste.

Hopefully, the CBD product market will continue to become more innovative, and the amazing effects of CBD will become more powerful.