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The Cannabis Industry Is Changing
Sustained Growth & Innovation
MJBIZCON, the first national marijuana trade show, began in 2012. They started with just 20ish exhibitors and had only 400+ attendees.
It’s now five years later, MJBIZCON 2017 was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show featured over 675 exhibitors, 110+ speakers, and more than 18,500 industry representatives were in attendance.
It was massive, remarkably educational, and overall, just incredible.
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What do you imagine a marijuana trade show is like?
In a legal recreational state like Nevada, one might catch the occasional whiff of a cannabis vape pen while listening to the keynote speeches, but if you expect a smoke-screened party scene, you’ll be disappointed.
MJBIZCON is a legitimate professional trade show – people in suits, making deals, educating, and networking.
The Way We Use Cannabis Is Changing
One of the most interesting trends in the cannabis industry is innovation developing around the way consumers use marijuana.
The Industry Is Trending Towards Wellness
For some time, the marijuana industry has been trying to move away from stereotypical stoner associations. The newest trends in consumption propel the movement forward.
New products cater to consumers who seek to enhance wellness and boost productivity–not just those who want to get high. Groundbreaking products propose a clean accurate delivery system of cannabis.
Innovations In Microdosing
Microdosing, or consuming small amounts of cannabinoids at regular intervals, has been growing in popularity for the past several years.
Industries cater to consumer demands, and the cannabis industry is following suit. New edibles and delivery devices seek to offer consumers a more accurate marijuana-induced experience.
Innovative Products That Change the Way We Consume Cannabis
These innovative products from MJBIZCON could change the way users consume cannabis.
Oblend offers a new take on whole plant medicine.
When you isolate CBD and/or THC from other chemical ingredients, it produces different health effects. Our body requires terpenes and other components to achieve the entourage effect and attain the maximum health benefits from cannabis.
One of the challenges of whole-plant medicine is that growing conditions can affect cannabinoid content. The cannabinoid content of separate crops (even crops of the same strain) may differ in cannabinoid and terpene content. It’s not always exact.
Imagine if you could design a custom strain of cannabis. A strain that contained the exact amount cannabinoids and specific terpenes required to treat your condition.
What if a physician could even prescribe exact ratios, and you could blend your custom vape oil at home? Oblend does exactly that.
Oblend is now available for preorder. See it work:
Indose Metered Vaporizer
Indose has produced the world’s first metered vaporizer and this is the only vaporizer that can accurately measure the exact amount of vapor being produced thanks to patented sensors and proprietary firmware.
Indose plans to offer a variety of prefilled vaporizers in various strains. The vaporizer measures the exact amount of milligrams of CBD or TCH you’re inhaling. No other vaporizer can do this.
Indose isn’t available to purchase just yet, but expects to debut in the market within the next year.
Lexaria BioScience: DehydraTECH
Lexaria has developed a patented delivery technology that enhances the performance of cannabinoids. DehydraTECH is a way of manufacturing cannabinoids for edibles. It alters the taste and biological function of cannabinoids.
DehydraTECH improves cannabis delivery in several ways:
- It masks the smell and taste of cannabis eliminating the bitter taste.
- It reduces the onset of action which means it works a lot more quickly than traditional edibles.
- Improves absorption & bioavailability
DehydraTECH is currently being used in Lexaria’s hemp-based CBD products. They also offer licenses on the technology to third-party partners.
Learn more about DehydraTECH™ :
Edibles Designed for MicroDosing
Many patients microdose by cutting edibles into smaller pieces, but this isn’t an accurate way to measure medication.
These pastilles from GoodShip, contain only 2.5 mg of THC in each piece. This tiny mg size allows patients to microdose accurately.
Sorry friends, these aren’t available in most states yet, but if you live in Washington, you’re in luck.
Cannabis-infused coffee and tea are fairly easy to find in legal states and Keurig-like canna-pods are growing in popularity.
Kush Cups produces several varieties of pods, containing 54 mg of THC. They offer an assortment of coffees, teas, and green teas.
Kush cups are currently available in Southern California and will soon be available in NV. I’ve tried Kush Cups coffee and can attest that Kush Cups is a pleasant treat to wake up to.
The thing I love about BrewBudz is they promise to deliver whole-plant medicine by using a patented extraction method. Their products are exclusively flower based.
BrewBudz produces a line of coffee and tea pods as well a line of flower-based tea bags for home brewing.
BrewBudz are currently available in NV & will soon be available in CA, CO, WA, OR & AZ.
Smoking marijuana is still the most popular and easiest way to consume cannabis. But for wellness consumers seeking a more accurate dosing experience, there are some great products coming soon to the market.