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Ontario researchers working on way to cure weed faster

Don't panic, but they are worried there might not be enough
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NORTH BAY — Canadore College is working on an applied research project with a North American company to develop a more exacting process for curing medicinal marijuana.

Trichromes Ltd., a product design and innovation company, approached the college to develop "The CureCap", an automated curing system that works with glass mason jars.

“As Canada approaches its deadline to legalize recreational marijuana in less than one year, industry experts predict that there won’t be enough cannabis plants produced to meet demand,” said Weston Sagle, founder of Trichromes Ltd. “We see that we can play a role in accelerating access to legalized product to the marketplace with this innovative processing technology.”

The CureCap simplifies the “burping” method of curing marijuana by automating the air release from glass jars, reducing the amount of error associated with the technique.

Sagle completed the initial prototype in 2016 and is hoping to have the final version complete this fall for market well in time for legalization in July 2018.