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Today, marijuana is a mega-industry with its own convention
MJBizCon 2019 will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center from December 11-13.
The Board of Clark County Commissioners and the City of Las Vegas have proclaimed MJBizCon Week – a mix of events where the B2B cannabis world can network, solve problems, get creative, and get business done.
FUN FACT: Barack Obama was a member of the “Choom Gang” in his college days, a group of boys who played basketball and smoked pot.
This is serious biz. The keynote speaker is Marc Randolph, best known for creating Netflix, but also an entrepreneur, executive mentor, and angel investor. (He co-founded Looker Data, recently bought by Google for $2.6B).
His topic is how to innovate around adversity, overcome doubt, and ignore people saying, “that will never work.”
Marijuana has been part of the American fabric since colonial times, first as a hemp fiber crop and later as a medicine. Yet, in the 1950s marijuana was public enemy number 1.
Since 2015, it has been the fastest growing industry in America.
How did we get here, from there?
In the colonial world, cloth, rope, ship’s sails, and even paper, were made from hemp fiber. The demand was so high that American farmers were required by law to grow the crop. Hemp was also an accepted form of currency in some states.
Changing times and new markets . . .
The rise of cotton killed the hemp market, but the plant was becoming increasingly popular for medical use. The first recorded use as a medicinal drug was in 2737 BC by Chinese Emperor Shen Nung, who documented effective treatment for pain of rheumatism and gout.
And from around 1850 until 1942, marijuana was available in American general stores and pharmacies for treatment of nausea, rheumatism and labor pains.
And a nation conflicted . . .
Refugees from the Mexican Revolution in 1910 brought marijuana with them and by the 1930s it was popular with the Mexican and black jazz communities.
FUN FACT: Marijuana became a popular name for cannabis in the late 1800s, from the Mexican slang for a prostitute or brothel.
But the Great Depression fueled anti-immigrant sentiment as well as unemployment fears. Bureaucrats at the time saw marijuana – and those who embraced it – as a threat to the sanctity and safety of the country.
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Over what's acceptable, or not . . .
Add to that, misleading “scientific” propaganda linked pot to violence, crime, deviance and “racially inferior” communities.
Then influence of post-Prohibition watchdogs raised senseless fears to new heights and weed was outlawed in 29 states by 1931.
And the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 made it illegal for the entire country.
Of course, mixed in with what for many was a genuine concern for public welfare was the eternal hypocracy of who has the power and who’s making money.
Today, weed is legal in nine states and 29 allow medical use.
According to the feds, it’s still illegal, so watch out.
But . . . (there's always a but)
WWII America faced a shortage of hemp, essential for making marine cordage, parachutes and other military equipment.
Thanks to the DOA, farmers were once again encouraged to grow hemp (seeds supplied by the government!) and at the height of the program, had 375,000 acres in hemp. Okay by Uncle Sam…as long as you don’t smoke it.
A light in the darkness . . .
But get this. In 1944, the New York Academy of Science issued an impeccably researched report (the La Guardia Report) that concluded ealier research and “received opinion” was wrong – marijuana did NOT induce violence, insanity or sex crimes, or lead to addiction or other drug use. We say what the hell happened to THAT report!??
The joint is jumpin' . . .
Even so, marijuana became part of the wider counter-cultural movements that swelled across America, notably the Beatniks of the 50s and the Peaceniks of the 60s and 70s. But it certainly was not lmited to them, because inidividuals at every socioeconomic level were using, establishing the foundation of wealth and influence that have made today’s market possible.
And what a world of difference!
FUN FACT: The very first item sold on the internet was pot. Stanford students use (then called) Arpanet to buy weed from MIT students over 40 years ago.
“Of course, I know how to roll a joint.” – Martha Stewart
Girls just wanna have fun . . .
And so does everybody else. In spite of the U.S. government’s position, the rest of America – and the rest of the world – is on a more enlightened path. It’s also lucrative.
MJBizCon is the largest meeting of cannabis business professionals in the world. As the 2019 business event in Las Vegas approaches, consider this:
35,000 attendees • 75+ countries • 1,500+ CEOs • 8,000+ executive/c-level • 1,250+ investors • 1,300+ exhibitors
The party is already haute . . .
Surely you’ve noticed, many high-end dispensaries look like a cross between a museum and an art gallery.
And some of the modern cannabis strains are works of art as well as of science. Of course, you can roll old-school, but there’s so much more to choose from.
In a certain mood? Preparing for a special night out? Whatever it is, there’s a cannabis strain and format designed to fit your need.
And now Vegas has a pot lounge . . .
The first in the nation, the new lounge in the NuWu Cannabis Marketplace is just the beginning. Opened on October 5, the lounge offers many cannabis products to sample, along with pipes, bongs and dab rigs. And there’s a drive-thru!
“It’s so dope,” is the reaction of locals and tourists, to have a place where customers can socialize and partake in a safe space.
The new high life. . .
The market caters to all – there is a pot product for every taste, need and budget – but presentation targets the upscale.
With the young and newly affluent in growing numbers taking a pass on alcohol, the time has never been better to be growing weed.
Want more good news? Modern strains are as much as 67% more potent than the shit your dad smoked.
FUN FACT: a marijuana compound can freeze and stop some types of aggressive cancer.
Banking on the future . . .
No kidding, modern marijuana is expensive; it’s expensive to produce. The energy needed to get one kilo (2.2lbs) produced indoors is the same that’s needed to drive five times across the U.S. in a car getting 44 mpg.
The most important people at MJBizCon? Those high net worth investors linked to banks, hedge funds, venture capitalists, even family offices, looking for the information to make the best decisions.
Between recreational use – which has never been greater or easier – and the pile of documented evidence for medical applications, the marijuana biz isn’t going anywhere but up. We say it’s high time the government got out of the way.
And in the news . . .
Soon, you may no longer have to pay cash for your cannabis dab, becuase on November 18, a House Judiciary committee passed MORE –the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The MORE Act would also seek to redress the wildly disproportionate impact of the failed War On Drugs. Lyndsey Graham won’t vote for it, but who cares?
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