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Video Marijuana Growers Need Software, Too (Video) 94

Meet Kyle Sherman, founder and CEO of Flowhub, a company that makes software for marijuana growers. The company's website says Kyle "worked at a grow and experienced the problems with cannabis inventory management first hand. Frustrated by the software his grow was using, he searched for something better. When his search failed him, he became fueled by a passion to create a system that would accelerate workflows, increase accuracy, and simplify compliance."

Every state that legalizes marijuana will give Flowhub a new set of potential customers (and a new set of regulations their software must take into account). And Kyle talks about making easy-to-use enterprise software for other industries, based on his experience making super-simple software for marijuana people. It's possible that Flowhub will also make new versions of the NUG, the handheld "all-in-one device" Flowhub provides along with its subscription-based software. Are we talking about unbridled optimism here? Absolutely! This is America, where possibilities are endless, even in the not-100%-legal (yet) marijuana industry.
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Marijuana Growers Need Software, Too (Video)

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  • by JustNiz ( 692889 ) on Wednesday October 07, 2015 @04:54PM (#50681689)

    Clearly one of the worse side-effects of drug abuse is no longer being able to differentiate between verbs and nouns.

    • There are many examples of a word that can be used as a verb or a noun. 'Find,' for instance.

    • So long as fewer than 20% of every sentence uttered by the majority of the people in this country doesn't end with "dude" or "man" I don't think marijuana will be a problem.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Clearly one of the worse side-effects of drug abuse is no longer being able to differentiate between verbs and nouns.

      You must be old (Welcome to our club! May I interest you in one of our fine electric child-from-lawn removers?)

      Like hippy shirts and corduroy pants being a stereotype linked to the 60's/70's, verbing our nouns (see what I did there?!) is similarly linked to the '00's.

      All the cool kids are doing it these days, even the ones that aren't drunk or stoned.

      Don't get me wrong, I'm old now too and dislike change, but this is simply what languages do over time.
      Verbing the nouns today is no different from how the s

      • by JustNiz ( 692889 )

        >> Like hippy shirts and corduroy pants being a stereotype linked to the 60's/70's, verbing our nouns (see what I did there?!) is similarly linked to the '00's.

        Unfortunately "verbing our nouns" is unlike the fashion examples you mentioned in the single most important respect: It doesn't have the good taste to only exist in the same decade as when it was considered "cool". I like to call that the rap phenomenon.

        • Are you saying rap music is just a fad that has outlived its time? Man, you really must be old - grumpy because of new lingo, grumpy because of new music. Must suck to be you mate.
          • by JustNiz ( 692889 )

            >> Are you saying rap music is just a fad that has outlived its time?

            Yes. Exactly. Rap is just like every other commercially motivated music form through the last 100 years at least.
            look at all the biggest trends/musical fads of the last century as an example. Before 1900 classical was the mainstream thing to listen to, then by maybe 1910 it was Swing Band, then in the 1930's Jazz, up to 1950's Rock n Roll, then 60's beatle-type pop, then 70's Disco and Rock, then late 70's Punk, then early 80's New W

        • Rap is one of the most diverse and rich genres of music. Kind of foolish to dismiss it, it just shows your ignorance IMO.

          • by JustNiz ( 692889 )

            Yeah I've heard different people make exactly the same claim about what ever their favourite genre of music happens to be, including blues, country and western, pop, prog rock, and heavy metal, being the one true musical genre or whatever.

            I think the problem exists because people think of rap as music in the first place, when It obviously isn't. its street poetry set to music that is often sampled/mixed/ripped off from somewhere else, so not even trying to be original, which is normally one of the most imp

            • You are completely wrong, and apparently unfamiliar with the genre. You continue to show your ignorance.

              • by JustNiz ( 692889 )

                You're the one showing your ignorance. There is no definitive right or wrong with respect to art/music, only opinions. Yours is that rap is an amazingly creative music form. Mine is that rap is blatantly talentless commercial shit. These are all just opinions so there is nothing to be completely wrong about.

  • Who needs software? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by s.petry ( 762400 ) on Wednesday October 07, 2015 @04:56PM (#50681715)
    "All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine. "
    Jeff Spicoli
  • Sounds like a good way to end up in federal court under RICO charges. Personally: I'm not that hungry for clients/consultant gigs.

    • For drugs and money laundering yes the ways the people doing that handle there cash = money laundering

  • Kyle "worked at a grow and experienced the problems with cannabis inventory management first hand.

    Yeah, I imagine inventory had a tendency to go up in smoke.

  • that is weed needs some special software vs any other inventory/pos software? Did the pesticides he sprayed with out a mask on affect him?

    • Yes, weed is fundamentally different from other inventories. The market value varies widely based on myriad factors, some within control of the "manufacturer" and some completely outside their control, and they vary from yield to yield at different frequencies and periods. A given strains market value fluctuates, and so too does a given crop based, again, on myriad factors. Indeed, there is no product that has the same characteristics and is subject to the same market dynamics as marijuana. You would do
      • ... So you mean its like every other farm commodity on the planet?

        Don't give me that bullshit. Its no different than several other 'inventories', like tobacco ... which its exactly like where it is legal or many chemicals or any prescription drug after its made.

        What you're referring to is nothing more than the wake of legalization. In a few years, it will flatline and be as stable as every other produce.

        You would be wise to stop your whining and enjoy the fact that you're getting paid more than its worth

        • "... So you mean its like every other farm commodity on the planet?"

          No, I don't mean that at all, and that fact that you make that assertion shows just how littler you understand about marijuana and the grow industry. I didn't bother to read the rest of your drivel, as you are a known troll. Off you go now little troll, and oh yeah, I almost forgot. In case you are a Sharp-Garrett dweab ... Have a Nice Day!

    • by Lumpy ( 12016 )

      Yes for the most part. Thinking up business ideas while fully baked never really works well.

      • All I can say is, if you're writing software, stay the hell away from pot. Nothing kills a high like staring at code, and nothing kills code like being high.
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    • by Roblimo ( 357 )

      Heh. And you think nobody watches these videos or reads the transcripts?

      Anyway, just checked. They're back.

      - Rpb

  • I would think that growing and managing marijuana would be similar to at least some other agriculture/horticulture items (or even pharmaceuticals or alcohol). Going on that assumption, I'm a little surprised there isn't already decent software that can handle this. If there really isn't an existing solution, Flowhub is making the wrong software.

    (Yes, the CEO says he is thinking of expanding it to other industries. No, I didn't WTFV, but I would have at least glanced at a transcript if there was one.)
  • Yes, the world can always use another database application. We simply don't have enough. Put it in the cloud, too, and don't forget the NSA backdoor.
    • Yes, the world can always use another database application. We simply don't have enough. Put it in the cloud, too, and don't forget the NSA backdoor.

      And make it dynamically-scalable and customer-centric while you're at it.

    • The product will end up in the cloud, may as well put the data there.

  • Robotics? I don't know what Cheech and Chong would do if they incountered a robot harvesting Pot. But handling that stuff, daily, can't be bad?

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