What is an IT assessment? How Does My Cannabis Business Benefit?

An IT assessment evaluates your overall IT infrastructure, systems, people and process.  It’s a bit like a medical check-up – to assess the health of your current IT, see if there are risks and also look down the road for opportunities to improve.  As such, the assessment tends to look closely at your IT network, […]


How To Position Yourself for Cannabis Industry

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but the first step was laying the right foundation. The same can be said of venturing into the cannabis industry. Laying the right foundation will allow you scale faster and easier, saving you money in the long run. There is a lot that goes into starting a […]

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Insource vs. Outsource Your Cannabis Dispensary IT Services

If you’re an entrepreneur launching a cannabis business you will need quite a bit of technology or IT (Information technology) to run your business. For example if you’re launching a retail location you will need a POS, CMS, you need to have these interfacing with a tracking system called Metrc, you’ll need a network (LAN/WAN), and security.

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Top Five Technologies For a Cannabis Dispensary

The backbone of any cannabis dispensary is the technology running the store. The technology allows the employees to work, the product to be marketed and sold, money to be collected, inventory to be managed, compliance to be met and, ultimately, the doors to remain open.


How the Right Technology Can Help You Maintain Customer Loyalty

The cannabis industry was once marked by discrete transactions, likely with attempts to maintain anonymity and privacy. Cannabis legalization has opened that door to a more open, transparent customer base. The reality is that cannabis legalization has created a land of opportunity for marketers. While cannabis is finding legalization in many places, it is still […]


Using Cannabis Technology to Position Federal Legislation

The most successful companies in any industry are using compliance technology to improve their compliance, culture, and operations. The cannabis industry is no different. Technology like electronic tracking systems, RFID readers and smart scales, software platforms and more are driving the products, brands, and companies you see finding success today. Right time, Right place We […]


The Unique Ability of Technology to Expose What You Don’t Know

With the recent growth of the cannabis industry there are swarms of people claiming to be experts in the industry. At Backcross Solutions we too tout that we have industry-leading experts in the cannabis field. The important thing that we bring to the table is decades of work portfolios to show our experience, our skillset, […]


Top 3 Ways That AI is Modernizing Cannabis Compliance

When it comes to bureaucratic hoops that businesses have to jump through, the cannabis industry gets hit hard. Thankfully, there are a number of advancements in technology that will ease some of the pain that licensed cannabis businesses face. The cannabis industry, as a whole, is growing exponentially every single year. The idea that compliance […]


Innovative Technology Pushes the Cannabis Industry Ahead

The cannabis industry and innovation are the perfect match. Innovative technology influences every aspect of the cannabis business, from growing to packaging technology, to consuming to creating and so much more. While other industries spotlight innovative technology more than cannabis, it is still happening, in some cases at warp speed. The cannabis industry was illegal […]

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The Importance of Technology Security in the Cannabis Industry

The rapid growth of the cannabis industry in the United States has made it a prime target for cybersecurity crimes. It is no longer an option for cannabis company owners to focus just on scaling; they must also now focus on ways to keep their data and their customers’ personal information secure. The cannabis industry […]


How to Use Technology to Improve Your Operational Efficiency

The global pandemic that began in 2020 led many companies to identify ways to cut operational costs as a means of survival. Unfortunately for many, that included human capital along with thwarted plans for technology expansions in their organization. While technology always has a price tag, it can also play a pivotal role in creating […]

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How to Scale Your Business with Robotic Process Automation

From software solutions to equipment, technology can be a small business owner’s best friend. Technology allows companies to work more efficiently, identify more customers, and save money while creating their dream business. While some technology solutions require a significant investment, there are potential solutions that are low-cost and, yet still, high impact. The emergence of […]

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How Can Backcross Solutions Change the Cannabis Industry

Companies and consumers alike are eager to try cannabis in various products. If you find yourself living in an area today where cannabis products are legal, you are likely seeing businesses pop up all around you. In 2019, Newsweek reported that cannabis sales were estimated to grow “40-fold” in the next four years, reaching a […]