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Canadians can’t wait to get the green light on legal recreational cannabis

In Spring everything is full of promise.... when it comes to cannabis legalization Canadians definitely have spring fever. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making history by keeping his promise made on the campaign trail to legalize cannabis across the nation. He has pledged to introduce legislation this spring for legal recreational cannabis for adult use. But, Canadian's can't wait for spring to get the green light on legal cannabis. Prime Minister Trudeau has created a monumental undertaking  for himself. But he has a legacy to uphold and he was born for it. He is the eldest son of the 15th Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, who was known as not only a free-thinker but as being very progressive himself. He created the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canada’s Bill of Rights adopted in 1982, which greatly advanced civil rights and liberties in Canada. The Charter entitles citizens to certain rights such as same…
Cannatech Award - NCIA - Seed To Sale - Guardian Data Systems Cultivation Technology

Guardian Data Systems Receives National Cannabis Industry Association’s Cannatech Award For Technology That Will Change The Industry

Everyone at Guardian Data Systems was excited to hear the news that we received the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Cannatech award for technology that will change the industry for the better in cultivation. NCIA’s Cannavation and Cannatech Industry Awards were presented at the organization’s Seed To Sale Conference January 31st to February 1st at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The awards are decided based on nominations from industry peers, and are designed to recognize the individuals and organizations who are going above and beyond to advance the cannabis industry. The National Cannabis Industry Association was founded on the principle of power in numbers. The thousands of American businesses involved in the state-legal cannabis industries represent a tremendous economic force in this country. As the industry’s national trade association, NCIA works every day to ensure our growing business sector is represented in a professional and coordinated way on the…

Cannabis Software: Cloud VS Server Based

When it comes to protecting your sensitive information do you choose a Cloud Infrastructure or stick with an On-Premise solution? Which one is the safer choice? It seems like these days hacking and cyber attacks are becoming commonplace. Most people think it is not as much a question of if you will be compromised but when. Businesses are becoming very weary being attacked and having their sensitive information leaked and in this age of cyber attacks they have every right to be. This is especially true when selecting a cannabis software solution, but which solution do you choose? Which is the more secure solution?  Which is the more dependable solution? In the cannabis industry there seems to be a certain misconception that On-Premise server solutions are safer than a cloud based server solution. There is this natural perception inherent to humans that if you have something under your control you…

3 Pillars of Cannabis Software Infrastructure

Cannabis Software as a Service (SaaS) --Finding the right one is like finding a pot of gold. It seems like every time you open the paper (do people still do that?) or open your computer to read the news there is another story about some company being hacked. The global banking system was hacked several times this last summer. In the spring hospitals all over the country were hacked and infected with ransomware. And now for the first time a cannabis “seed to sale” software tracking system has been allegedly “hacked” and crippled by malware. When it comes to the cannabis industry it is not just about losing sensitive data. Even being down for one day can lead to non-compliance with the government and being out of compliance can mean closing the doors and shutting down your business. Not only would it mean not getting much needed medicine to many…