How The Food Market Is Being Effected By Legalized Weed

How The Food Market Is Being Effected By Legalized Weed

As more and more states approve the sale of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, many food manufacturers are taking advantage of the opportunity to build their inventory. This alone is driving the food market to an all time high. Hopefully for advocates and users, marijuana-infused products will soon be available in every convenient, grocery and retail store in the United States in the future.

Current Food Market

In the current food market, consumers can buy a range of products. However, marijuana-based products are limited to areas where marijuana use is protected. Of course, this will change as more and more states approve marijuana for recreational use. As soon as food manufacturers get the approval to utilize marijuana in their products, many will start making new recipes utilizing the substance.

Fortunately, more states are joining the eight states that have already adopted laws to legalize recreational marijuana. Until then, advocates and others will have to sit idly by and wait.

CBD Or THC

When it comes to selling cannabis-infused food products, companies will need to decide which cannabinoid to utilize. With that said, it has already been proven that most members of the medical community prefer CBD to THC, because it does not have psycohactive effects. However, some companies may choose to a mixture of both cannabinoids, depending on demand.

Currently, there are hundreds of companies that have already taken the step to produce and sell CBD-based products over-the-counter. These products are extremely popular among people with medical conditions that are effectively treated with the cannabinoid. And, the competition is expected to increase drastically in the near future. CBD has many benefits, it has anti inflamatory properties, it can be used for psorisis, pain management (its often used to treat chronic back pain), Cancer, ADHD, Bipolar disorder and many more.

You can read more about CBD and how to use it for pain management on this blog.

Colorado Market

The Colorado market is just one example of the popularity of marijuana. Thousands of people have already started utilizing marijuana-infused products and thousands more are expected to utilize them within the next few years. As more and more manufacturers release edibles infused with marijuana, more consumers will be tempted to put them to the test.

Another state that has shown a major progress in the recreational marijuana market is California. According to Forbes, California consumers spent approximately $180 million worth of foods and drinks infused with marijuana in 2017. And, the good news is that number is expected to grow by another 10 percent.

CBD infused gummy bears

Gummy Bears

Traditional gummy bears are extremely popular among American consumers. These candies are available of flavors, including sweet, tangy and so much more. A lot of people love regular gummy bears. They’re much different when they’re infused with marijuana. They’re going to provide the user with immense benefits. Plus, they’re delicious and that makes them a huge hit for people who love marijuana and candy. Gummies are available in many flavors and it is possible to get an assortment of flavors in a single bag. This makes a single bag a good investment for pretty much anyone and everyone.

If you want to get the most out of marijuana edibles, you’ll definitely want to take full advantage of marijuana gummies.

Marijuana Resolution Speech

Marijuana Resolution Speech

Shortly before last Tuesday’s election, Rep. Peter Buckley of Ashland said that, if Prop 19 passed in California, he would introduce the Oregon Cannabis Revenue Act. I have to assume that this is a more-accurately-named Oregon Cannabis Tax Act or OCTA, as that measure would not actually tax marijuana, but would give the state revenue by selling it. I searched for Buckley’s measure on the web, and found nothing but an article about his plan to introduce it.

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Assuming that these are the same measure, Representative Buckley should introduce it anyway; we in Oregon should not predicate our actions on the actions of Californians on a very different measure. Prop 19 would have allowed sales only where local governments allow, regulate and tax it.

California didn’t need a patchwork of legal sales and local black markets. OCTA would have the state licensing growers and processors and all adults would be able to buy it locally in state cannabis stores, similar to liquor regulation.

I ran into a couple of older, respectable gentlemen who were sad that Prop 19 and Measure 74 did not pass; I pointed out that Prop 19 had problems, and Measure 74 would only entrench our problematic medical privilege that maintains a black market for those of us who are healthy and makes sick people rich.

They said that we should legalize it completely. I said that they should tell their legislators to pass the Oregon Cannabis Revenue Act, or Tax Act, as the case may be. They said that they didn’t want them to think that they were that concerned. They were afraid of what their public servants would think of them.

People, your public servants should be afraid of you, not the reverse. Paranoia paralyzes. If I can tell this Board, with the Sheriff in the room, that I spend up to $300 per month on black market weed, and not get arrested, then you are in no danger from telling your legislators that they should end the unnecessary evil of pot prohibition and replace it with more reasonable regulations.

There are plenty of reasons that you should do so, regardless of whether you use cannabis. If you want to stop teenagers from becoming pot dealers instead of getting real jobs; if you want to stop theft of pot from gardens; if you want money now spent on weed to go to other goods and services; if you want cops to go after thieves instead of gardeners; you should talk to your legislators. And this Board should pass a resolution to support the renamed Oregon Cannabis Tax Act as the Oregon Cannabis Revenue Act.