Outdated stereotypes about marijuana are making way for new business opportunities.
Marijuana stereotypes are unfortunately here to stay.
People that look around in public and notice the mangy construction worker with muddy boots, dirty hands and gnarled hair steer clear from these gentleman. They are stereotyped as heathens, or lower class, and the truth is these laborers have a high education, and are paid very well. They carry that hippie look that people avoid, but after socializing with them, you realize these are very sophisticated people.
Pretty stupid stereotype right? The medical marijuana industry has the wrong stereotype as well. Recreational drugs are what most delinquents tamper with but when it comes to the sheer science of herbal remedies, don’t be fooled because medicinal marijuana is making huge breakthroughs with cancer and many other conditions.
Patients, and Doctors have adopted the practice of medical marijuana for decades, it just took a long time for the rest of society to fully appreciate its chemical makeup to help improve the quality of life. It’s just a bonus that it makes you laugh, or become skid-dish and paranoid…
Now that the hippie stereotype is buried, take a look around and you’ll find white collar, businessmen chompin’ at the bit to make their cut in the medical marijuana industry. The product is becoming an economic powerhouse as investors, and venture capitalists study the trends and dump loads of cash into clinics. Nobody would expect to see a business person roll through the doors at a marijuana convention but it is now “business class”. Medical marijuana is an aggressive business and people are bullying their way into the front lines that will change the norms of society and ultimately make them a fat sack of cash.
There should be a rule, that if you want to work in the business then you should enjoy some of the swag. Just kidding! Conventions are a great place to network and learn more about the business side of medical marijuana. These events not only spread awareness, and safety, but also help communities come together for a common goal, and that is to get medical marijuana legal throughout the country. It’s even a great spot for recreational users to learn more about the industry and their street knowledge can actually improve the evolution of legalizing marijuana.
Get involved and become engaged with the industry over the recreational use alone, and don’t stereotype the hippie or the businessman, they are both very underrated by society.
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