If you still believe that cannabis is all about unmotivated teenagers and college kids playing video games getting high and eating pizza in their mom’s basement, you must not be paying attention. In the past five years alone the cannabis community, culture, and industry have matured significantly. While senior citizens make up a vast demographic within the community, this isn’t the grown-up I’m talking about. In general everything regarding cannabis seems to be maturing. Not sure what I mean? Check out a few reasons and obvious factors that support this below.
The Lexicon is Changing
As you may have noted in the entry to this article, I did not refer to the plant as marijuana, weed, pot, ganja, or even herb. I called it by its real name, which is cannabis. When it comes to the Lexicon and vocabulary surrounding this plant, it is much different than it was in the past. Today we are moving past racist terms and slang references to this plant. Hopefully, governments around the world will soon start to do the same as we should never be utilizing slang or racist terminology in the laws looking to reform the legality of cannabis.
Packaging and Interior Design
While there are still some dispensaries that you can walk in and obtain a “bag” of weed many cannabis products are professionally packaged. Not only professionally packaged but packaged with class and style. The days of Ziploc baggies will soon come to an end. With the legalization of hemp in the US, many predict that the packaging for green will become much greener. If all the packaging for the cannabis industry was made from hemp, it could have a significantly positive effect on our environment.
Cannabinoids and Terpenes Matter When Tailoring Benefits
10 years ago many people were just happy to get a bag to blaze. Today more and more consumers and patients alike are focusing on specific cannabinoid and terpene contents in their cannabis products. As the research grows surrounding both of these aspects, we can expect to see the focus in this area to gain much momentum amongst those in the community and culture.
These are just a few ways that the culture, community, industry, and plant are maturing. What are the other major changes that you have noted? Drop us a line on social media (@roottie420) and let us know!