It’s been fascinating to watch the popularity of marijuana soar over the past 15 years or so. There are already books coming out about the phenomenon, and you can bet that college sociology and political science students will be studying the phenomenon in a few decades’ time. The thing that’s so incredible is just how quickly things changed. California was the first state to legalize medicinal marijuana in 1996, and for the next decade nothing much happened. They remained the only state for many years, until all of a sudden states all over the country started passing bills that legalized marijuana use for medicinal purposes. It wasn’t long after that that states like Colorado, Washington, and Oregon started legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. Essentially every state that’s gotten marijuana on the ballot has voted to legalize it, and that trend continued in this past election. Marijuana went from being incredibly unpopular to being quite popular in a very short period of time. It’s hard to pin down exactly what happened, but what can’t be argued is how quickly public perception changed.
Thanks to this trend of legalization across the country, the marijuana industry is booming like never before. New businesses are entering the industry every single day, from growers and retailers to marketing firms and product developers. New strains of marijuana are being born, the THC levels of the plants are going up, new products are being introduced such as medical marijuana edibles, and consumers are being given more options. On top of all of this, tax revenues for states that have legalized marijuana use are on the rise. Colorado, for instance, is set to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in licensing fees and taxes in this year alone. Even in states where marijuana is less popular, such as those in the South, the tax revenues alone are enough to make the politicians there reconsider their stance on the issue.
The innovation in the marijuana industry, while varied, has focused primarily on the products that are sold to consumers. This means the type of weed that’s being grown and the types of products the cannabis is being turned into. One of the products that’s quickly gaining traction with the public are medical marijuana concentrates. In case you’re not familiar with them, marijuana concentrates are products where the marijuana has been processed or burned down and concentrated into another product. Hash is an example of a concentrate, as is oil and hash oil. These products carry a much higher level of THC, and thus are typically consumed in very small amounts. They’re easier to transport around, and they allow the consumer to consume a higher amount of THC in a shorter period of time. When you look into them, it’s not hard to see why they’re so popular.
If you’re interested in trying out the latest and greatest in the medical marijuana industry, make sure you visit a dispensary like Re-Leaf that carries a wide variety of products. They’ve got all the medical marijuana concentrates and edibles that you want.