Tufts Magazine: Brilliant! Jumbo entrepreneurs and their big ideas

BIG IDEA: Products for the legal marijuana industry. First up will be LightLab, a “portable, lab-grade cannabis potency analyzer” that the company says will give growers, dispensaries, regulators, and manufacturers of marijuana-infused products a fast, reliable, and affordable way to maintain quality control. Instead of waiting several days for a lab to perform potency tests, they could get results in less than ten minutes.

Cannabis Industry Journal: AOCS Highlights Cannabis Lab Standards, Extraction Technology

The AOCS annual meeting brought leaders in analytical chemistry to discuss the changing cannabis safety landscape...Dylan Wilks, chief scientific officer at Orange Photonics, discussed the various needs in sample preparation for a wide range of products. He focused on sample prep and variation for on-site potency analysis, which could give edibles manufacturers crucial quality assurance tools in process control. Susan Audino, Ph.D., chemist and A2LA assessor, echoed Wilks’ concerns over sample collection methods. 

Here Are Boston's First Weed Startups

Startups dealing with marijuana could be positioned to see serious green. Forbes stated that a recent report revealed that legal cannabis sales in the U.S. grew 184 percent last year. For 2015, our country’s legitimate marijuana business was worth $5.4 billion and much of the growth was due to a rise in recreational sales, which went from $351 million in 2014 to $998 million in 2015.