The Ranch Companies, the company of former professional boxer Mike Tyson, has obtained a global license to 3D print edible cannabis products.
Tyson is working with beverage manufacturer Smart Cups to develop 3D printed plastic cups with 420 friendly extracts added. After adding water, the high-grade ganja in the cup is activated, forming suckable debris. According to the former boxer, novel 3D printing methods can make the dosage of drugs more consistent, and this drug is becoming more and more legal in medical applications around the world.
Tyson said in an interview with Forbes: “For the ranch company, the technical cooperation with Smart Cups is very exciting, because it provides us with the opportunity to use this innovative technology to achieve everything possible.”
“Having the ability to produce lines of ingestible cannabis products that will have accurate and consistent doses of cannabis is incredibly important to us. ”
Smart Cups’ 3D printing technology
Smart Cups, based in Mission Viejo, California, has developed 3D printing technology that claims to be able to “print any type of beverage on any surface.” The company aims to use additive manufacturing to “innovate” the beverage industry so that customers can enjoy any flavor of beverages just by adding water. In addition, consumers can even add different ingredients to their customizable beverages, providing them with the opportunity to try unusual combinations.
Smart Cups’ microencapsulated 3D printing technology works by injecting its plant-based product into a substrate and then embedding it in a bioplastic cup. “In this particular application, we use water-soluble cannabinoids and can accurately print them on almost any surface,” explained Chris Kanik, CEO of Smart Cups. “Printed active ingredients and flavors are released when they come in contact with liquids (such as water, soda or saliva).”
By eliminating the need to transport or maintain seasonings, and use biodegradable cups, Smart Cups technology attracts an eco-friendly market. The company’s production technology has also opened a window of opportunity for the development of beverages that are healthier than existing beverages. This led Smart Cups to start developing medicinal variants of its 3D printed beverages because it was considered a market blank.
“At the moment, the industry is lacking consistency. When an individual consumes 100 mg of aspirin, no matter where they are in the world, they are confident that they are consuming 100mg of aspirin, added Kanik. “Smart Cups Technology can provide that same consumer confidence.” While the company’s product range has so far been limited to a number of low-fat, caffeine-boosted protein powders, Smart Cups is now collaborating with Tyson’s Bambalachacha* business to devise an innovative new product line.
Mike Tyson’s ranch and 3D printed hemp
“Tyson Ranch” is a licensing and branding company that sells many related products on its website. However, at its Southern California headquarters where cheese is legalized, the main activity revolves around that noise. When the ranch was established two years ago, the company began selling alternatives to zoos under the Tyson Ranch brand, including infusion drinks and muscle pain ointments.
Mike Tyson himself also talked about his past membership in the Hot Squad, which not only used trees to reduce the pain caused by boxing-related injuries, but also replaced stronger addictive drugs. Today, personal storage tanks are becoming increasingly illegal (it’s now legal for this purpose in Canada and Mexico), and the company is perfecting the edible form. Tyson hopes to introduce safer drug dosages through this new product, which he claims is not yet available in the current sticky bud business.
“I mean, it’s really cool when you look at what they’re doing. I see that it will bring long-term benefits, which will help people be confident and understand the proper dosage. Knowing that we’re going to put in the body The number of things and certain ingredients, drugs, etc. are very important.” Tyson said. “We have seen that the edible form of cannabis continues to be a popular alternative for many users who wish to avoid smoking. With this global printed cannabis license, we will be able to solve the dosage problem that has plagued the cannabis industry for many years.”
For Rob Hickman, CEO of the ranch company, long-term dose control has been “one of the systemic issues that plague the industry.” Hickman believes that in the cannabis market, acquiring science and technology to provide more accurate doses of drugs will be a “game-changer.” “We have collaborated with top research universities to collect key clinical data supporting CBD for medical purposes and pain relief. Smart Cup technology is a new delivery system and we believe it will set a new standard for the industry. ”
In the future, The Ranch Companies will continue to develop new cup-based product series after obtaining a global license to use Smart Cups technology for 3D printing products. Despite this, although the license grants permission to manufacture knotted beakers, the company is still waiting for court rulings in other US states to see if its products can be sold in that country. “CBD is helping a lot of people, so the government has a responsibility to figure out how to make it completely legal for consumption,” Kanik concluded.
Cannabis in the 3D printing industry
Since the drug is still illegal in many parts of the world, it is not surprising that Tyson Ranch’s method is a novel method for the increasingly crowded herbal high street.
As for incorporating alfalfa or In rice into additive manufacturing, the focus is on the filaments used in the 3D printing process.
For example, 3D Fuel, a filament supplier in the United States and Ireland, has launched a series of environmentally friendly hemp filaments. Made of plastic, coupled with recyclable coffee, beer waste and hemp plants, it can be easily printed on any PLA-enabled machine using standard PLA settings.
Similarly, 3D4MAKERS released a hemp-based filament that reportedly showed “excellent adhesion between the layers.”
At the same time, 3Dom, a North Dakota-based material producer, has partnered with biocomposite company c2Renew to create “wrapped” filaments. The printed material is made from hemp grown near Manitoba, Canada, does not contain dyes, and reportedly has properties similar to PLA.