How technology can change the face of the cannabis industry

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This is especially true in the cannabis industry, where things often seem to unfold slowly when they can be quickly solved with technology. One of the biggest problems I see is that a lot of cannabis companies have multiple technology platforms that are not in sync with each other. This requires people to go in and look at data from disparate systems and try to make sense of everything. By layering on modernization tools that overcome this gap, cannabis companies can finally get the real-time information they need to drive effective decision-making that will help the bottom line. And, yes, paper, spreadsheet, and whiteboard systems are included in my definition of technology here — these are most often the most common tools employed by producers.

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It takes the average laptop computer about a billionth of a second to add two numbers together. That’s far less time than it takes to blink your eyes or to take a sip of coffee. In fact, it’s fair to say that there are few activities that computers can’t do faster than people. Unfortunately, machines can only do as much as they are asked to.

Machines are faster than ever, but it can take humans years to realize that a particular question needs to be asked in the first place — this is the central paradox of computing today.

This is especially true in the cannabis industry, where things often seem to unfold slowly when they can be quickly...

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