Meet the iMac of cannabis cultivation: GroBox

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Cloudponics’ GroBox is likely coming soon to an overpriced SOMA apartment near you.

The quintessential San Francisco 2018 technology story of the new year happened to me last week.

I got an invite from a PR guy to check out an automated pot growing cabinet called a GroBox that was debuting on this week. The price: $2500.

Seriously? In the land of the $20 cocktail, maybe I should not have been surprised. But I was certainly skeptical. That’s my job. I had to see this, and had to put it in its place.

So I took MUNI down to an office high-rise near the gleaming new Salesforce Tower skyscraper, the second-tallest building on the West Coast. After an elevator ride up, and a workspace check-in, a PR rep for the company Cloudponics ushered me

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