With more states legalizing and decriminalizing its use, marijuana is becoming big business -- and a legitimate one at that. That's why an increasing number of vendors attend shows like the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition, which we visited in New York City earlier this month.
The Marijuana Show, apparently the "Shark Tank" of the cannabis world, was the first thing that caught our eye.
Genius boasts that it's created the "first coughless pipe." This portable smoking solution cools smoke on the way to your mouth by way of "vortexes" created by a dimpled surface inside. The Genius retails for $89.
Based in Colorado, the Trichome Institute bills itself as an educational and certification organization. Here you see they are selling creative teaching tools to help turn your average pot enthusiast into a qualified Sommelier of Weed.
Shimadzu is offering its traditional testing machines with new cannabis-specific simplified software for non-technicians to be able to test their product for consistent potency, terpenes, pesticides and heavy metals. In some states this is a requirement, others not.
Lab Society blinded me with science. No, seriously: This is a straight-up science company. This is gear for "short path distillation" to pull out the terpenes, which are what create the smell or flavor of an oil.
Forever Flowering Greenhouses offer completely automated light deprivation greenhouse kits at a variety of sizes that can be outfitted with automated sensors and software to manage irrigation, lighting and light deprivation. A 24-by-24-foot greenhouse "No Touch Grow" system will run you around $35K.
These days it sounds like a lot of growers have their plants indoors in tightly monitored systems, often with specialized lighting, like these high-pressure sodium bulbs.
Wait, what? Pot-O-Coffee brings caffeine and CBD oil together in one hot brew. According to this signage Isidiol's CBD has improved bio-availability for optimum "delivery." They sell teas, too, if coffee is not your thing.
Transporting sizable amounts of marijuana and/or cash presents security concerns. Safety Vision provides security surveillance cameras for various angles within and outside of your delivery vehicle so you can keep an eye on your drivers and have solid evidence in case of robberies.
I don't know why I found it surprising that there are new lines of CBD oil treats for your pets, like these products from Treatibles. Apparently, the hot, new product on that scene is horse pellets, which are now very popular for race horses with aching joints.
Cannadips' representative assured me there is no spitting involved in consuming this unique CBD chew-pouch product. Maybe it's just me, but the last thing I need is more men spitting on the street. It's gross, cut it out.
You can vape with oil, or if you prefer "dry herb", but either way you'll need something like Blackout's PREM31R, which is a "pure convection" vaporizer that can also handle wax, oils or liquids. It retails at $79.95.