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Cannabis Reports Gets a Big Shout-Out from Developers Who Build with Our Open API

Late last May, Josh Pardee and Kelly Martin of CannaFo.com and DaKine420 sat down for an interview with Time4Hemp. While the entire hour-long discussion is fantastic, the Cannabis Reports team was humbled by an amazing shout-out to our team, our platform, and our mission.


We take great pride in supporting the developer community, and have helped hundreds of individuals and dev teams since we opened up our API in June of 2015.


It was evident early on that Mr. Pardee and the CannaFo team were committed to building an exceptional tool to disperse cannabis information, and their project is getting a lot of wonderful attention.

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If you are unfamiliar with CannaFo, you should definitely take a minute to explore the information throughout their site. CannaFo lists top quality strains, products, and cannabis services in an easy-to-use format, and also serves as an encyclopedia and marketplace.


Since both of our teams have spent a good amount of time bonding together over open technology, Cannabis Reports could not be happier to see such a successful application like CannaFo making solid use of the data we offer through our open API.


Full Interview with Time4Hemp

You can watch the full interview below, as well as find a transcription of the shout-out to Cannabis Reports beginning at minute 49:00:

Transcription of Time4Hemp Interview Shout-Out [49:00]

[Kelly]: And I would like to make one shout-out, because these guys were very, very helpful in sharing their data, and that’s Cannabis Reports. They allowed us to actually use a bunch of their data that they have been compiling for a number of years, and they share it. They are big advocates, they want the information out there, they want to help people, and just a great group of people. I thank them very much for them helping us with our project too…

[Josh]: Yeah, for all those developers out there, when Leafly shut down their developer options, Cannabis Reports has definitely got their hands on quite a bit more data. They are more like me and Kelly are, they are really trying to take this information and they want to see things like CannaFo branch off of that, or cool app ideas, and they are out there to definitely help you get access to information like CannaFo is, and build your own projects and put back into the cannabis community, and that’s wonderful, so definitely check them out.

The Cannabis Reports team is happy to help any and all developers build off of our open API. Please each out to us through our Contact Page to request an API key. For the most up to date info on Cannabis Reports, follow us on Twitter, and like us on our Facebook page.

David Drake to Discuss Best Practices for Cannabis Tech at the Green Flower Entrepreneur Summit, May 21-22

David Drake, founder and CEO of Cannabis Reports, will be giving a presentation on technology for businesses at the upcoming Green Flower Entrepreneur Summit.

The Summit will take place on the weekend of May 21st through 22nd, and will be broadcast online for free by Green Flower. You can attend the summit by registering here.

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Cannabis Reports will be covering both days of the event on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), as well as publishing articles at the end of each day recapping the highlights of the Entrepreneur Summit.

Entrepreneur Summit: David Drake Presenting on Sunday, May 22nd at 11am

David Drake is currently scheduled to present on Sunday morning at approximately 11am. (Like any conference, times are subject to change, so we will confirm the exact time as the summit approaches).

While you should definitely watch as much of the Green Flower Entrepreneur Summit as your schedule allows, make certain to mark your calendars for Drake’s discussion of best practices for companies that want to embrace technology.


Since our first article announcing Drake’s involvement in the Entrepreneur Summit, many of our readers have asked about the topic he has chosen to discuss. Drake’s insights into the cannabis industry have resonated with the community, which was especially evident during his keynote speech at the SF Seed Series event in March 2016.


For those who missed the Seed Series/Direct Cannabis Network presentation, you can view the video below, or on the Cannabis Reports Youtube channel. Drake discusses a future of cannabis business that is based on openness, transparency, and responsibility.

Keeping in stride with that sentiment, Drake agreed to give us all a preview of his upcoming speech for the Green Flower Entrepreneur Summit.


David Drake: Founder and CEO of Cannabis Reports

“Businesses operating in cannabis have to get around tons of different obstacles, and they don’t have a whole lot of resources available to learn about best practices for technology.

I want to provide information so that businesses feel like they have a checklist to implement solid technological practices into their company’s operations.

I will be going through everything from setting up a secure website to establishing complex internal tracking tools, and lots of other points in between.

It is incredibly important for our industry that we build good technology, and be careful to maintain trust by never exposing personal information.”

Learn more about Green Flower Media and the Entrepreneur Summit

Green Flower is a media company working hard to highlight the positive aspects of cannabis, and make that information available to everyone. In January 2016, Green Flower orchestrated the first ever virtual Cannabis Health Summit.


Over 28,000 people viewed the presentations throughout that two-day conference. It can be safely assumed that the Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit will be equally popular among the cannabis community. You can register for the Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit for free at GreenFlowerMedia.com.


Cannabis Reports will be providing coverage throughout the weekend of May 21st and 22nd on our Facebook pageTwitter, and Instagram. We will be responding to questions regarding the cannabis discussion, as well as publishing daily recaps of each topic in our News section.

Cannabis Genetics Like You Have Never Seen Them Before: Visualizing the Cannabis Reports Strain Database

Data is incredibly powerful. It can help researchers unravel scientific mysteries, it can drive major business decisions, and it can be art.

“Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis.” Sure, that definition does not scream the words “beautiful” or “stimulating” to the majority of people, but you might change your mind when you see what happens when you can mix cannabis genetics with a data visualization tool (D3.js).

Check out the video and take a moment to appreciate the exploratorium that is the Cannabis Reports database. What you are about to see is the visual navigation of over 80,000 genetic cross-references between the strains in our database. In this short clip, we navigate through the hundreds of modern strains that have been created using the breeder DJ Short’s popular strain Blueberry.

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As you can see, DJ Short’s Blueberry is extensively embedded in the genetics of an incredible number of other strains. This type of data visualization reveals that entire seed companies have been built on particular strains. At the time this was written, Cannabis Reports just added the 8,618th strain to the database. All of those strains are linked back through the genetic family tree, all the way back to the original landraces.


The Tree Layout Displays Node-Link Diagrams using the Reinhold-Tilford “Tidy” Algorithm. Tree Models are Often Used to Show Parent and Children Relationships.

So what you are seeing is actually a family tree linking over five different eras of modern cannabis genetics! By the way, all of this data (actually much more cannabis data) is freely available for developers and researchers through our open cannabis API.

The Parents of DJ Short's Blueberry Strain

The Parents of DJ Short’s Blueberry Strain

The majority of the models displayed in this post are known as “adjacency diagrams.” This data model (GitHub: Partition Layout) produces adjacent nodes and identifies the proximity requirements between major groups. Essentially, these models display the size of each node by determining the dimensional requirements necessary to fill space within the model.

Below, we have shown the genetic origins of the strain Jack Herer (created by Sensi Seeds), as well as a geographical map indicating these origins.

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Cannabis Data Can Help the Industry Grow

Falling in love with data is not everyone’s destiny, but if it were to happen, it generally requires your exposure to a dataset that reveals meaningful trends in your personal life. In 2008, David Drake began building a database specifically for people who love cannabis and love to discuss cannabis genetics.

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Eight years later, Cannabis Reports now hosts specific information on over 30,000 combined strains, edibles, extracts, other infused products, and all of the businesses that create them.

Personal Genetic Profile Visualized Using D3.js

Personal Genetic Profile Visualized Using D3.js

The data is all normalized, exposing all of the interwoven connections between genetic breeding, the cultivators and infused product makers, and at the very end, patient consumption.

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Cannabis Reports can show you awesome data visualization because our database is built on cannabis landrace genetics rather than retail language like “indica, sativa, and hybrid.”

Visualization of the Children from Girl Scout Cookies

Above: Visualization of the Children from Girl Scout Cookies. Below: Visualization of the parents of Girl Scout Cookies.

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The Genetic Origins of Blue Dream, Still One of the Most Popular and Widely Available Strains Today

The Genetic Origins of Blue Dream, Still One of the Most Popular and Widely Available Strains Today


Gelato #45: A Strain with a More Complex Parental Lineage


Feel free to reach out to the Cannabis Reports team with any questions you may have about our database, the thousands of genetic-cross references we have documented, or just cannabis technology in general. We would love to hear from you!

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