How the Cannabis Industry Is Getting a High-Tech Facelift

Akerna's  (KERN) stock is giving investors a new way to tap into the cannabis craze.

It's the first U.S. based cannabis company and it's the first pot-tech company to trade on Nasdaq.

That is very different than Canadian-based, supply chain companies Tilray (TLRY) and Canopy Growth (CGC - Get Report)  . 

Instead, Akerna is a technology company looking to provide an unprecedented level of data across the cannabis supply chain.

"This is a wonderful milestone, but it's [only] the beginning," she said in a half-hour exclusive interview with TheStreet's cannabis columnist Debra Borchardt.

Akerna may be the first publicly-traded pot-tech company - but, it's far from the only one.  The Pacific NW is becoming a hub for innovative cannabis companies. There's Leafly, a marijuana discovery platform and Headset, an analytics service provide -  to new a few. 

What else is in store for this booming pot-tech company? Watch the video to hear what else the company has in store around consolidation, scaling with government contracts and so much more.