And just like that, cannabis has gone from a stigmatized substance to a fast-growing mainstream substance, abuzz (😀) with innovation. From the rise of CBD and craft cannabis to the edibles revolution and the ever-expanding legalization wave, here’s a look at the top trends in the dynamic cannabis market.
Rise of CBD: The Non-Psychoactive Wonder
CBD, short for cannabidiol, has taken the world by storm. Unlike its psychoactive counterpart THC, CBD offers a range of benefits without inducing a high.
As the CBD market continues to expand, many of us are exploring the wonders of this non-psychoactive compound and incorporating it into our daily routines.
Craft Cannabis: Small-Batch Artistry in Weed Production
Craft cannabis represents a shift towards artisanal growers and boutique strains. These small-batch producers focus on quality over quantity, cultivating unique and potent cannabis varietals.
Since much of the legal weed sold in Canada and the United States is produced by large corporations, often funded and managed by traditional alcohol and tobacco companies, it is worth seeking out the smaller producers. Although the cost may be greater, there is a growing demand for premium cannabis products that appeal to connoisseurs seeking an elevated experience.
Edibles Revolution: Beyond Brownies and Gummies
Gone are the days when cannabis-infused treats were limited to brownies and gummies. Today, you can enjoy cannabis beverages, chocolates, and even high-end dining experiences.
At home, many of us are discovering the joys of cooking with cannabis. Our blog has some easy recipes to get you started, including weed tea, stem tea, infused Mojito cocktail or mocktail, and no-bake cannabis cheesecake.
Wellness and Self-Care with Cannabis Products
Cannabis is making its mark in the wellness industry, with a focus on self-care and therapeutic benefits. Specific terpenes or fragrant oils found within the plant are being studied for their medicinal benefits, from anti-inflammatory to positive cognitive and emotional effects. You can learn more in our blog post: Cannabis Terpenes: What They Are and What They Do.
Cannabis-infused topicals and lotions are also gaining popularity for their potential to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance relaxation. Here’s an easy way to make your own cannabis salve, shown above.
Legalization Wave Continues: New Markets Embrace the Green Rush
The legalization of cannabis is an ongoing global phenomenon, with an increasing number of countries and states embracing the green rush. The market is expanding from Canada and parts of the United States, to Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico, Jamaica and other previously untapped regions, leading to job creation, tax revenue, and the normalization of cannabis use.
This continued wave of legalization reinforces the positive momentum of the cannabis industry and sets the stage for further growth and innovation.
So whether you're interested in exploring the health benefits of CBD, indulging in gourmet edibles or planning some cannabis tourism - there's no shortage of exciting trends to follow. Stay tuned as this ever-growing industry continues to shape our cultural landscape.