Meanwhile in PA: New Jobs
AGRiMED Industries is obtaining a license to grow and cultivate medical cannabis - and is expected to create at least 62 new jobs in Southwestern Pennsylvania, they say. AGRiMED is a highly specialized medical cannabis cultivation company and will grow its inaugural crop in a new state-of-the-art facility that will help serve patients with medicines derived from cannabinoid compounds. "We intend to leverage local sources of energy to create a healthier economic environment for Greene County and leave a smaller carbon footprint on our surrounding community," said Bruce Goldman, CEO of AGRiMED.

Technology for the win
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) has released of its Cannabis Analyzer for Potency that enables operators to produce accurate results with ease, regardless of cannabis testing knowledge or chromatography experience. This high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) is the first-ever instrument designed specifically for quantitative determination of cannabinoid content. With the Cannabis Analyzer for Potency, operators are now able to produce accurate results with ease, regardless of cannabis testing knowledge or chromatography experience.

Same strains, different names
CANNDESCENT, a cultivator of ultra-premium cannabis, is abandoning the use of traditional strain names, and will adopt an effects-based classification system, grouping its flowers Calm, Cruise, Create, Connect and Charge. Its system, they say, simplifies cannabis for users by combining informative names, colors, numbers, and tasting notes to indicate how users may feel after consumption. As part of its effects-based system, CANNDESCENT pairs activities with each strain the way a sommelier might tailor a wine selection to a particular meal or course. 

"You shouldn't need to bio-hack your body through a periodic table of ominous strains like Durban Poison and Trainwreck just to buy some cannabis," said Adrian Sedlin, CEO. 

News of the weed
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