Recent years have seen acceleration in the movement to reform marijuana policies not only in the United States but around the world. With that momentum, a number of trends that appear to have staying power have taken shape. We look at some of those trends and what impact they could have on the industry going forward.
Cannabis and health/wellness
Gone are the days when marijuana was viewed as a substance intended for people who simply want to get high. Today, this plant has developed strong links with the health and wellness industries, a link that is likely to be a defining factor in the way the marijuana industry evolves.
For example, many states that legalize marijuana start out by legalizing its medicinal use before recreational use eventually comes into the picture. The legalization of medical marijuana sends a strong message that potential therapeutic benefits exist for users of this substance, and that inevitably spills over to those who wish to support their wellness, even if they aren’t battling any specific ailment.
The decades of prohibition of marijuana and the recent wave of legalizations has piqued the interest of people around the world. Even in the U.S., cannabis tourism is thriving, with states such as Oregon, Colorado and California earning millions from out-of-state visitors who enter the state to sample available products, to visit cannabis grow facilities and to learn about this controversial plant. The Netherlands has also been a magnet for cannatourists for years. Tourism with a cannabis twist is likely to gain steam in the coming years.
The numerous challenges that the marijuana industry faces have compelled players in this sector to look to technology for solutions. For example, the need to stand out from other competitors in the industry has led many businesses to leverage technology in order to come up with superior strains whose cannabinoid and terpene profile delivers an unmatched consumer experience.
Many companies have also come up with app-based solutions in order to reach their target customers and address the needs of those customers more effectively, especially companies that specialize in medical marijuana and want to track how the patients who use their products are progressing.
Many trends emerge and fade away fairly quickly, but these three trends appear poised to make their mark on the industry not just this year but for many more years to come as more states and countries cast their prohibitive laws aside.
These trends are likely to support industry growth at a high rate, and as the industry grows, so will the different companies such as American Cannabis Partners that are operating in the space.
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