There are dozens of various seed-to-sale that perform various aspects of the grow, harvest, curing, distributing, inventory, sales, and rewards parts better than others.
It’s no secret that the cannabis industry is tightly regulated. Any company that handles the plant needs to have a robust software solution in their corner. Remember, the industry has four major segments that make up the seed-to-sale supply chain.
Helix Biotrack’s software can be customized based on local regulations in the user’s jurisdiction, so cannabis businesses are always in compliance. Users have the option to choose from individual segments of the software supply chain or utilize all three of the segments that BioTrack offers.
Each has its pros and cons. The option you choose depends on several factors. For instance, going with a local installation might require that you put up a large upfront investment. This could be a potential challenge if you lack adequate financial resources.
If you’re not into growing and harvesting for example, and just want something to help with inventory management and point of sale, then a software like Cova Software might be a more focused solution for you.
Given this is technically “canna-tech” the field is rapidly evolving and with software there are new and updated versions almost every year, so we will return to this roundup to add new software as we find them and edit the list in case any of the mentioned brands fall out favor with “ganjapreneurs”.
The software assists with compliance reporting. Implementation consultants are also available to guide producers, processors, distributors, and dispensaries as they get started using the ERP software.
Drying can make or break your harvest, which is why precision and patience are key in this stage. A solid week of drying in a pitch-black room with effective circulation and humidity control are always components of best practices. When the bud itself is dry and the stems can bend or pop without breaking, that’s why you know it’s time to move onto the next step. Consider Bud Washing if you’ve been using pesticides or are growing outdoor to clear off any unwanted flavors.
Everyone’s favorite chore, trimming your plants can be a tedious and rewarding process. Whether it’s a dry trim or a wet trim, this processing stage will set the visual tone of your plants. Wet trimming is done directly after harvest before the drying stage, this can allow for an easier time trimming as the sugar leaves have yet to curl back into the plant. Wet trimmed plants generally dry faster and with the added ease during trimming, look more manicured.
The flowering stage of a cannabis plant can easily be the most hectic, it’s important that the plants are carefully transitioned into their new nutrient set overtime. A single overnight switch has the potential to jeopardize all of the hard work that’s been poured into these plants over the last few months. Ensure the plants are properly supported as they stretch and that they are receiving appropriate lighting to maximize growth. After a few weeks of stretching the plants will have fully transitioned into budding, becoming thicker and significantly taller.
Deciding how to package your product ultimately decides whether the product will leave the shelf or not. The packaging step includes sorting out the flowers and deciding which are suitable enough to be sold as bud on the shelf or sent for post processing such as extraction or joint rolling.
Whether it’s from a seed or a clone, growing cannabis comes with a variety of advantages and disadvantages. Clones are consistent and the gender is always known, given a similar environment to their parent strain they will produce the same amount of product. Seeded plants maintain their tap roots, allowing them to grow stronger and faster but have a greater potential to grow into males, destroying an entire operation overnight.