Cannabis is ready to find its spot in the $1.2 trillion pharmaceutical industry – says Michael A. Robinson, a 35-year Silicon Valley veteran and one of the top technology financial analysts working today.
He states that cannabis will be the world’s only universal drug because the human body is specifically wired to accept it.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a key role in helping different parts of the human body communicate with each other. And it just so happens to run on many of the same chemical compounds found in cannabis.
This gives the cannabis plant, and drugs derived from it, a completely unrivalled ability to treat all sorts of different diseases.
I agree with him, because I wrote a post on my Steemit blog some months ago when I recognised the biological similarities and natural affinity which I could see and sense.
It is an instinct and interest for anything futuristic that saw me anticipate the move away from over refined foods to naturally sourced in 1972.
Best example of course being processed white flour where the valuable wheat germ and outer husk are processed out,while whole wheat flour retains them as a source of roughage and natural vitamin E.
I opened a health food shop in 1972 when it was considered a cranky food idea just for cranks. Customers tended to sneak into the shop, glancing furtively left and right to make sure their neighbours didn’t see them and think them cranky!
And I have to say there were a few times when I thought ‘What have I done’? and had the odd sleepless night.
But over the following few years the business grew by adding adjoining empty properties (4 cottages & a pub-‘The Anglers’) to create ‘The Marches’, a 200 seat vegetarian restaurant and health shop. People queued up the street, traffic wardens said it was the second most asked for place by visitors to Hereford, after the Cathedral.
And below is a vision of the cannabis future!
Planet 13 Holdings Inc. (Stock Symbol OTC: PLNHF) has worked hard to turn its Las Vegas cannabis SuperStore into not just a dispensary, but a destination.
It’s a 24-hour theme park with light shows, LED murals and, with its Phase 2 expansion, you can grab a slice of pizza or a cup of coffee while you’re there.
It also has every cannabis product you could ever want, from chocolate edibles to vapes. It even has a delivery service.
Planet 13 picked the Vegas tourist hot spot and has done well, with over 1 million cannabis visitors per year to the Lounge. But with Federal full cannabis legalisation just on the horizon, becoming a multi-state operator (MSO) is more important than ever.
And that’s exactly why Planet 13 is expanding its empire to this other tourist-friendly state…
Selling cannabis in the Golden State
California is the biggest cannabis market in the United States, and that’s the next part of the country Planet 13 wants to conquer.
Back in June 2019, it acquired a dispensary license and lease in the town of Santa Ana. This is a prime location, as it’s just a stone’s throw away from Huntington Beach, a 40-minute ride from Long Beach, and less than 50 minutes from Los Angeles (which might be a little optimistic considering the traffic in LA, but you get the point).
Planet 13 believes that if it has a proven business model in one state, it can replicate that throughout the country. And if you’ve ever visited Planet 13, you know why it has become such a hot tourist destination.
Just check on this planet 13 video to see what I mean. https://youtu.be/ly_mnAZmgz0