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The rapidly growing recreational marijuana industry is moving on from the "stoner" stereotype. Tie-dye has been traded in for suits and ties.

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The nascent cannabis industry, once primarily small businesses, is quickly automating processes from handmade to industrial scale to keep up with demand.

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Baker is a customer relationship management, or CRM, tool designed to help dispensaries grow their business and build relationships with customers.

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SunGrown Zero provides solar driven indoor cultivation systems.

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Attendees of the New West Summit conference in Oakland, California, take a break in the sound-bathing room.

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The Stashaweigh is a Bluetooth-connected smart scale and locking container for storing marijuana. It's operated via a phone app. 

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An array of vaporizer technology, like this piece from Vuber Vaporizer, was on display at the New West Summit conference.

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Swami Chaitanya, co-founder of Swami Select and president of the Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association, spoke at the New West Summit.

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Marijuana startup owners pitch their businesses and find their path to venture capital on "The Marijuana Show."

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A PathogenDX sample holder can be used to detect 40 bacterial contaminants in each of 12 samples with a 6-hour test process. The company showed a new version of its technology at the New West Summit marijuana show.

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A "balloon bong" by balloon artist Addi Somekh at the New West Summit marijuana show.

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PathogenDX CEO Milan Patel

PathogenDX CEO Milan Patel explains his company's microbe-detecting technology at the New West Summit marijuana show.

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