The legal cannabis industry is the most rapidly expanding in the United States.
Everyone from governments to entrepreneurs, investors to legislators are steadily beginning to realize that the immense potential of the cannabis industry can no longer be ignored. The stigma that has dogged it for decades is now increasingly considered to be old-fashioned and ignorant.
The many myths and stereotypes linked to its “stoner” image are increasingly being replaced by highly-credible, legitimate research studies, clinical evidence, accommodative legislation and unprecedented support from a large and diverse group of people that transcends age, gender, race and social background.
Cannabliss is doing its part in raising awareness of this highly-promising industry and is absolutely committed to supporting its continued growth.
Despite this groundswell of support and the growth of the movement, some people remain understandably uncertain about the future of the cannabis industry.
To those we can only say, “get educated” and consider the scope of just three facts in amongst the deluge of favorable statistics that overwhelmingly support cannabis legalization in America.
In 2014, support for amendment no. 2 reached 57.6%. It needed 60% to pass. Now back on the ballot for 2016 the Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll found that 87% of Florida voters support legalizing medical marijuana.
Studies show that many patients suffering with HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, cancer and chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and other debilitating illnesses find that marijuana provides relief from their symptoms.
▪ “Nausea, appetite loss, pain and anxiety are all afflictions of wasting and can be mitigated by marijuana.”
— Institute of Medicine, Marijuana and Medicine: “Assessing the Science Base,” 1999
That’s the projected value of retail sales in the United States as a result of full legalization. This equates to a 1,262% increase over 2014’s wholesale and retail sales.
That’s the number of states that have passed pro- medical marijuana legislation. Legislation is pending in another 11 states in 2015.
Percentage of Americans that Gallup says support full legalization of cannabis and a 17% increase on a similar poll in 2010. Just 40% persist in their opposition to the legalization of marijuana
Marijuana legalization has been billowing through the states in the past three years faster than most people can say “Sensi Star.” “It’s one of the fastest-moving social issues I’ve ever seen,” says Nevada Representative Dina Titus, a pot advocate in Congress.
The business of legal weed is entering a new stage, as a broad infrastructure of related services, particularly financial, develops.
“We have just scratched the surface,” he says, “and I greatly regret that I don’t have another lifetime to devote to this field, for we may well discover that cannabinoids are involved in some way in all human diseases.”
“Now I’m to a point where in order to participate in the legal world you have to really formalize things and make them legitimate. You have to sign contracts, have attorneys and official agreements.”