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Cannabis 2.0

What is cannabis 2.0

Cannabis 2.0 refers to production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals including infused beverages, pastries, gummies and various other products.

Cannabis Edibles 

Orally ingested doses are processed by the digestive system and liver prior to entering the bloodstream. Ingested cannabinoids are absorbed slowly, have delayed effects and are metabolized slower compared to inhaling them. Most edibles contain a significant amount of THC, however, it is best to stick to natural. 

Product Transition 

Cannabis 2.0 enables to interest those who might not otherwise consume cannabis products. It allows companies to produce a consistent scalable product. 

As the industry grows, new supplementary industries develop.

The cannabis High-Tech Industry is developing around providing supporting services to Cannabis 2.0 producers.

These technological innovations require knowledge, experience, facilities and investment. Without the ability to sell higher-margin products, it would be increasingly difficult to develop new products.

Once production is optimized products can be shipped to consumers at relatively low costs.

Many new companies emerge supplying a wide range of products for recreational use.

The tax revenue generated by the industry can be utilized for rehabilitation from alcohol and painkillers.

Technology 

Traditionally, cannabinoids are decarboxylated and enter directly to the bloodstream via the alveoli during the smoking process. In order to produce the natural cannabis feeling, it is important to Profile the Constituents of cannabis smoke and engineer a formulation that would emulate those constituents after liver metabolism. Significant research is being performed to understand what the average consumer likes and why. 

The ability to efficiently isolate specific compounds is a vital first step in producing New Generation Products. There are various sources of phytochemicals that can be incorporated into Cannabis 2.0 products, including the most commonly known Terpenes.

Biotechnological practices make it possible to analyze, sequence and modify plants for optimum production. Research in the field is producing products like Home-Grown Cannabis test Kits and phylogenetic predictive software.  

Infusion Products Developed and tested allow restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops on local scale to serve fresh effect based sustenance to their customers. 

Profitability

Currently cannabis businesses have zero or no margin. Regulations make it difficult to expand and receive access to capital.

There is light at the end of the prohibition tunnel; customers are able to fulfil demand through legal channels including Digital Commerce.

New emerging products provide access to new and returning customers. 

Market 

Any product mass produced today has strict guidelines of production. It is important to set realistic Cannabis Regulations that balance safety needs with an open competitive market. Overregulation can create monopolies and cartels that hurt the consumer. 

Politics

While some argue that cannabis like coffee, alcohol and tobacco is damaging, it is part citizens’ autonomy and does not harm others or stomp productivity. International demand for homogenization and normalization of the cannabis industry is rising and many politicians plan on reflecting this view in their campaigns.   
Cannabis 2.0 is here to stay and opens up many opportunities and collaborations in retail/product development. If you are in the field or are interested in joining the cannabis market make sure to Reach Out.