The cannabis industry is rapidly evolving right before our eyes. New states are legalizing and coming online (Montana, New Mexico, and New York), as are countries like Malta and Mexico.
Poll numbers are rising every month showing that people of all walks of life are open to legalization of cannabis and the economic and social benefits that will go with it.
Republicans have even latched onto cannabis (because they know it is a winning issue), and if the Democrats can’t get it done, watch the Republicans take this issue and make it theirs.
It’s such a winning issue, even the normally conservative-leaning Koch Industries has entered the game to influence change and, of course, make a bunch of money.
Because things are changing rapidly with regard to cannabis and hemp, we at Cannabis & Tech Today want to give you a glimpse into the future.
We have consulted our experts, insiders, and on occasion a trusty Magic 8 Ball that we got at Spencer’s, to bring you Fearless Predictions for 2022 and Beyond.
With absolutely no surety at all, here are our predictions for your enjoyment.
The National Cannabis Party celebrates its one-year anniversary and becomes the fastest growing political party in the United States.
7-Eleven begins to sell weed in states where it is legal. Amazon and Uber start shipping and delivering cannabis.
The first sports stadium to be named after an MSO occurs. Cresco at Wrigley Field becomes the name of the Cubs ballpark for an estimated $150 million a year — and yes, you can buy weed at the ballpark. Take me out to the ballgame is a little different now.
“Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd. Buy me sativa and Crackerjacks, I don’t care if I ever get back…”
Hemp farmers receive subsidies like oil companies. This helps fuel adoption of hemp as a source for almost everything and creates a huge economic and domestic employment boom.
Cannabis is legalized in the United States.
We know — this should happen sooner — but our politicians are too busy gerrymandering districts and “mean tweeting.” It’s not until President Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is sworn in that the People’s President makes cannabis legal across the U.S. … despite a lawsuit led by Idaho, North Dakota, and other ass-backwards states to prevent legalization.
Hemp is officially planted in the White House Rose Garden.
Facebook and Google finally stop discriminating against cannabis brands and advertising.
Covid is finally over.
Did we get it right? Are we way off? Let us know what you think by tagging us on social with #CannabisPredictions. What’s your vision for the future of cannabis?
This article was first published in the winter 2021 issue of Cannabis & Tech Today. Read it here for free.