Look, let’s not pretend like the marijuana industry isn’t about to boom. It’s just a matter of time before it’s legal everywhere, and entrepreneurs with a bit of foresight are already taking steps to consolidate their bite of the nascent (legal) market. The latest to stake their claim is a Massachusetts company called CannaKorp, who’ve announced the development of CannaCloud, a pod-based marijuana vaporizer. It’s understandably being called the Keurig for weed, as it uses plastic pods with pre-ground marijuana leaves of various strains, strengths, and composition. The user only has to pick his ‘flavour’, pop the pod in, and wait for the device to do the rest. While there are tons of vaporizers on the market already, they do require a little bit of a learning curve, from grinding the material to packing in in correctly, to setting the temperature. The CannaCloud takes all the guesswork out.
The company has already raised $1.58 million in investment and plans to launch sometime in 2017. They plan to sell CannaCloud between $149-$179, which seems to be a perfect range for the kind of device being offered. We’ll keep an eye on the scene.