Cannabis Equipment News Editor-in-Chief David Mantey recently joined Cannabis Radio's "Blunt Business" podcast to discuss emerging technology and the challenges industry operators face during these uncertain times.
Mantey talks about game-changing automation and how it can be a major differentiator for operators facing chronic labor issues. He also predicts how artificial intelligence will play an increasing role for cannabis businesses.
In this episode, Mantey discusses:
- How automation will play a huge role in the industry. (3:50)
- Whether or not automation and AI will replace cannabis industry jobs. (6:12)
- Why good manufacturing practices (GMP) are a necessity for cannabis operators. (10:05)
- Why we should have more legacy operators from the illicit market in leadership roles in the legal market. (15:55)
- How to deal with negative press from the mainstream media. (21:00)
- The blowback after Mastercard bailed on the industry. (26:39)
- Failures in current efforts to push federal legalization forward. (31:00)
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