Wednesday September 26, 2018
Cannabis reform is making its way throughout the United States and across the globe – but not without opposition. While many people have changed their opinion on cannabis, there are still opponents to the marijuana movement who fear an industry that’s incapable of containing itself. Of course, any pro-cannabis advocate would tell you these claims simply aren’t true, and we’re here to tell you why. Let’s take a closer look at some ways the cannabis advocates are preparing for success as the industry grows and develops.
Improving with Growth
It’s safe to say that cannabis is well on its way to competing with tobacco and alcohol, and marijuana industry thought leaders are more than prepared. Many members of the cannabis industry have planned for big things from day one, and there are many more people working tirelessly to ensure that marijuana reform progresses and evolves positively as the industry grows. In fact, advocacy groups like the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) are dedicated to advancing the industry and making sure it becomes stronger and more effective as it grows.
One of the best ways to solidify the cannabis industry and prepare for growth is through advancements in laws and regulations.
By creating laws that are adaptive to the growing cannabis market, we can ensure a streamlined path for success as the industry scales. Additionally, the use and implementation of industry standards are critical if members of the cannabis industry wish to achieve any degree of uniformity and legitimacy on a national level. This type of uniformity is the only way the cannabis industry can begin to assuage the staunch opposition from cannabis critics that claim a thriving black market means legal cannabis is failing. With standardization and proper regulation nationwide, and even globally, marijuana legalization would be but steps away.
Even though total cannabis legalization may be a few years down the road, there are many groups fighting to make sure it happens as the industry harnesses its full potential. Groups like the NCIA are working hard to make sure the industry improves as it advances and gains momentum – and you can get involved, too!
How to Get Involved
Getting involved in the cannabis industry is a great way to help advance marijuana reform and break down stereotypes. And the best part is you don’t even have to work in the cannabis industry to make a difference. Cannabis events are popping up across the globe and are the perfect way to connect and network with like-minded individuals. If you want to get even more involved, try to look for cannabis events that promote advocacy and bring industry members together. These type of events are a hotbed for industry influencers and decision makers, oftentimes resulting in great opportunities for collaborating and creating uniformity.
If you’re looking for an upcoming cannabis event to be a part of that seeks to advance the industry, consider checking out the California Cannabis Business Conference. It aims to help people navigate the world’s largest adult-use market while bringing together seasoned industry leaders to discuss best practices and operations. The California Cannabis Business Conference is dedicated to advancing and improving the emerging marijuana industry of The Golden State and is poised to be an excellent place for people to connect. After all, coming together is one of the most important aspects of the cannabis community.
No matter what type of cannabis event you choose to attend, your presence will add to a growing number of cannabis advocates who are helping to progress the marijuana industry forward each and every day. Of course, going to one cannabis event isn’t going to change the world overnight, but through the coming together of cannabis enthusiasts we can make a strong push for moving forward in years to come – which will become increasingly important as cannabis legalization continues to sweep the globe.
Cannabis legalization is on a roll right now, and with the current momentum it possesses it’s safe to say it won’t be slowing down anytime soon. That’s why being prepared to expand with this growth is of paramount importance for cannabis businesses and enthusiasts alike. Cannabis businesses must keep adapting with changes in laws in regulations while maintaining the integrity of their brands and consumers are tasked with staying connected and helping to break down the negative stereotypes that surround the industry.
Both businesses and consumers alike also need to be proactive in raising awareness so that the message of the cannabis legalization movement continues to spread and break down barriers. At this point, normalizing the cannabis plant isn’t something that might happen, it’s something that definitely will happen – it’s just a matter of when. Will you be able to say you were a part of the movement when the time comes?
How do you think the cannabis industry will progress as it grows? Comment below!