This year alone conferences all around the world – from Toronto to Cape town, San Francisco to Berlin, Las Vegas to Rome – will be important in making deals in this expanding market. The industry is becoming more and more connected so it is important for meetings to happen in open air and no hidden as if it were still an illicit trade. Globalization is a growing trend in the industry with deals being made between countries, such as the deal between Colombia and Canada – involving the export of cannabis from Colombia to Canada for research – or the Israeli government legalizing exports out of the country. The biggest of these conferences are the International Cannabis Business Conferences that are hosted in different cities across the globe. During the conferences, people from all over the world convene for the one important subject that is the development of the legal cannabis world.
When Weed was legalized many hoped it would not only help reduce the use of opioids but that the tax money could be put to good use. Many people suffer from substance abuse, most hoped that money would be allocated to these programs. Part of the reason for substance abuse is an initial lack of information, which is why voters hoped money could be put to good through youth education on drugs. Currently, the rules for cannabis are very rigid which makes it difficult to work with the money. There is also a lack of guidelines applicable to allocating money to the development and evaluation of the programs. Voters are hoping all this changes in the near future as a vote for legalization was a vote for growth as a community and state.
Source: The Growth Op
The nominees for the director and actor categories will receive 100,000$ gift bags full of cannabis related products. Products include cannabis infused chocolate truffles in three different flavours (burnt caramel, earl grey, and juniper lemon), cosmetic products such as a cannabis facial moisturiser and even a free membership to the first cannabis friendly social club in Los Angeles. Part of the gift bags are also luxurious vacations such as a trip to the Galapagos islands or a boat trip down the amazon (is there anything there isn’t in those amazing bags?). The marketing company distinctive aspects was the mastermind behind these gift bags and had difficulty getting the cannabis products in but, nevertheless succeeded. This is yet again another example that cannabis is becoming a widely accepted part of people lives, even famous movie stars!