True, the industry has not been a big adopter of new technologies. However, this should change soon as investors pour billions of dollars into the space.

With more and more states legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana, sooner or later some bright scientist had to invent a marijuana breathalyzer. Now it appears researchers at the University of Pittsburgh may have just walked to the head of the class.

With new state rules on how to grow, sell and buy recreational marijuana poised to take effect in September and retail stores expected to open early next year, Maine cities are scrambling with how to handle the expected deluge of new businesses.

According to a report released last year by Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, sales of cannabis concentrates in the United States are estimated to reach $8.4 billion by 2022 – and those concentrate sales are expected to come close to matching sales for flower.

A company called solo sciences has announced what it says is the world's first "cryptographically-secure cannabis product authentication system."

Marijuana companies are facing enormous pressure to innovate.

Experts in the field of cyber security say North America’s emerging cannabis industry -- and its customers -- could be especially vulnerable to hacks and extortion.

Access to a vast amount of data allows growers to optimize for environmental changes and variables and can even change the strain of the product.

Using artificial intelligence (AI), greenbox makes robotic cannabis and CBD dispensers, or vending machines.

Sustainable, environmentally-friendly farming practices may not have been the initial goal, but are among the unintended side effects of cannabis prohibition in this country.

Day after day, cannabis businesses are venturing into new terrains as exciting and unexplored as artificial intelligence (AI), automation, augmented reality, machine learning, blockchain, and more.

The state has started its search for multimillion-dollar software that will form the spine of its medical cannabis program, serving as the repository for sensitive patient information and logging the movements of each marijuana plant.

Seedo estimates that the project will produce at least 14 tons of dry cannabis buds generating $24 million in revenues within three years.

Working from his garage in Wilmington NC, Kyle Trivisonno, a board-certified prosthetic technician, was able to create a prosthetic leg out of hemp fibers, which he says is a safer, cheaper and stronger alternative to the traditional carbon, fiberglass or Kevlar materials used in prosthetics.

Indoor growers are looking to cut spiraling electricity consumption with custom-built microgrids in U.S. states where cannabis cultivation is legal.