What’s Next for Cannabis?
What does this mean for the future of Cannabis? Well, as it is only theoretically rather than practically possible to overdose on cannabinoid-terpenoid-based medications alone.
What does this mean for the future of Cannabis consumers? Well, as it is only theoretically rather than practically possible to overdose on cannabinoid-terpenoid-based medications alone. Then I am hoping for a day when many of the most dangerous and addictive substances available at the pharmacists are gone, or at the very least used sparingly.
However, this day is only possible if doctors and scientists are allowed to research cannabis and its constituents properly and without the possibility of a federal prison sentence hanging over their heads.
Should cannabis be rescheduled to a lower class of substance, or preferably taken off the list entirely. Then finding out about this amazing plant’s abilities and how it interacts with humans will be made many times easier.
Now the question is, are there any companies out there that are pushing cannabis and cannabinoid science to the fore? There are a few, although they can sometimes be quite far between. This is because there are many companies who are operating in states where only medical cannabis is legal, but are not necessarily focused on the medical side of it.
This doesn’t mean they are all like that, though, and there are a few good examples.
How Much Education Do Cannabis Consumers Want?
According to Forbes if market growth requires informed consumers, education makes sense. What’s unknown is the recreational marijuana consumer’s thirst for product information.
In 2017, U.S. legal cannabis sales were estimated at $9.2 billion by Arcview Market Research/ BDS Analytics. This puts an organisation forecasts a $47.3 billion market by 2027. Right now, roughly two-thirds of spending is recreational and one-third medicinal.
Though mainstream images of cannabis users and industry executives might suggest otherwise, the industry is sustained by a diverse community of supportive users pursuing wellness, wealth, joy and justice through the plant.
They are entrepreneurs, healers, lawmakers, scientists, doctors, activists, artists and immigrants. They’ve been in the field before most people called it one, and together they’re creating a just, equitable future.
I even see cannabis-infused oils becoming more of a commonplace ingredient in kitchens, used in place of pills and high amounts of alcohol. “Feeling depressed or have a nasty migraine today? Then use a little bit of cannabis oil in your cooking, and get rid of the need for pills.”
I also hope to see more and more people grow their own cannabis, wherever possible. And who knows? Maybe one day most of the medications available at the pharmacist may be cannabis-based!