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Cannabis World Congress lights up New York

Just how much tech does it take to get to the center of the emerging marijuana market? We found out at the fourth annual Cannabis World Congress in New York City.

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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. 

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Flyt Lab was showing off a line of vaporizers with a ceramic "oven."

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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.

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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.

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Jupiter's reps educated me on the importance of ceramic wick technology in vaporizers that are specially made for the different viscosity of cannabis oil.

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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.

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The Advion Compact Mass Spectrometer is a rival to the Shimadzu. This thing will still run you 60 grand.

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Twister's new T6, or "the new standard in home trimming" boasts trimming speeds up to 4 pounds per hour dry, 2 pounds per hour wet.

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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.

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ExtraktLab offers CO2 extractors, which is basically equipment for pulling the essential oils out of things. In terms of marijuana, it will separate THC, CBD and terpenes. 

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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.

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Med-ePens of all shapes and sizes were on display.

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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.

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Best Value Vacs shows off a bunch of high-tech equipment, most notably this big orange vacuum oven, which is used to remove residual gases after you've extracted your cannabis oil.

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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.

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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. 

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According to some t-shirts I saw at the show, "trimming sucks," so why not have a machine do it for you? This is The Triminator.

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If putting some orange peel in with your stash to keep it from drying out is just not high-tech enough for you, try Boveda's "two-way humidity control."

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Here's another CO2 extractor. This one's just a little baby size machine from Apeks.

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Worried about the pungent smells of your weed-growing operation stinking up the neighborhood? The AirNugz 800 filtration system by Airganics ought to do the trick.

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Prepare to start seeing Soma, err, I mean, CBD oil in everything. Yes, even water. CBD Xtreme H20 is nano-amplified hemp phytocannabinoid-infused water.

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I'm fairly certain this is the most fun convention at which reps from Across International get to exhibit.

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What trade show would be complete without its own set of media and celebrity interviews? Cannabis Talk 101 had a booth set up for interviews with industry insiders.

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Blackout X makes oil-cartridge filling machines like this one, the 710 Shark.

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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.

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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.

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If you do hydroponic growing, you are probably going to want to "revolutionize plant potential" with some help from Advanced Nutrients.

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Surely packaging would be the simple part, right? BioSecurity's booth displayed the incredible range of options.

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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.

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Attendees were totally geeking out over the grow-light systems at California Lightworks.

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Vaporous' big sell is that it uses organic cotton wicks in its vaporizors.

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Apparently you can now buy Sextiva, a personal lubricant for women, at Whole Foods. This is the CBD version of the earlier, award-winning THC version.

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Grow lamps galore. You've got your single-ended, your double-ended -- Solis Tek has you covered.

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Overwhelmed by manual watering and light control? Damatex will consult with you to design the perfect automation system to work with your established greenhouse.

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