Get ready for the future of cannabis with these exciting weed predictions for 2024. In this article from Leafly, you’ll find 30 predictions for what’s to come in terms of strains, politics, culture, and more. From potential changes in cannabis legalization and regulations to the emergence of new weed lounges and the evolution of popular cannabis strains, this article covers it all. Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis enthusiast or just curious about what the future holds for weed, these predictions are sure to captivate your interest. So sit back, relax, and get ready to dive into the thrilling world of weed in 2024.
2024 Weed Politics
Will Congress legalize cannabis?
In 2024, the question on everyone’s mind is whether Congress will finally legalize cannabis. While there is a growing push for legalization, it is unlikely to happen next year. Congress has shown that it still has a long way to go when it comes to cannabis reform. Despite not passing a weed banking bill this year, we can expect to see more executive orders and policy changes like President Biden’s weed pardons. There is a possibility that marijuana could move to Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act, which would be a significant change for young Democrat voters. However, it ultimately depends on the actions of our elected officials. If you want to see cannabis legalized, it’s essential to write to your representatives and make your voice heard.
What about hemp rules?
The hemp CBD market has seen explosive growth in recent years, but there are concerns about regulations and oversight. While there may be attempts to rein in the market, it is unlikely to result in significant changes. The FDA will continue to warn CBD sellers and propose guardrails on CBD formulations. However, many experts argue that cannabis, as opposed to hemp, should be the gold standard for accessing these compounds. Access to cannabis should be a human right. It will be interesting to see how the industry navigates these issues and how regulations might evolve in the coming year.
What states will and won’t legalize weed next year?
While the cannabis legalization movement continues to gain momentum, not all states are ready to legalize adult-use cannabis. In 2024, we can expect states like Oklahoma, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire to discuss legalization but ultimately fall short of passing legislation. However, there is a bold prediction that Florida will legalize adult-use cannabis next year, driving a purple wave that will help keep President Biden in office. It’s important to note that this is just a prediction, but it’s exciting to think about the potential for expanded access to cannabis in the Sunshine State. Additionally, we can expect to see more city, county, and state-level expungement efforts, as well as new legalization states trying to earmark licenses for drug war victims. Overall, the cannabis legalization landscape is evolving, and it will be fascinating to see which states embrace reform in 2024.
2024 Cannabis Consumer Experiences
Expect more dispensaries to open up
One thing we can definitely expect in 2024 is the continued growth of the cannabis industry. With more states legalizing cannabis, we will see hundreds of new dispensaries opening up across the country. This increased availability of dispensaries will make it easier for consumers to access high-quality cannabis products and receive knowledgeable guidance from budtenders. Whether you’re a medical patient or a recreational consumer, having more dispensaries in your area means greater convenience and a wider variety of products to choose from.
Weed lounges on the rise
Another exciting development in 2024 will be the rise of weed lounges. As more states legalize cannabis, we can expect to see an increase in the number of venues where consumers can consume cannabis in a social setting. Whether it’s lounges in Las Vegas, West Hollywood, or on tribal lands in Buffalo, NY, there will be more options for weed enthusiasts to gather and enjoy their favorite plant. These lounges will not only provide a safe and comfortable space for consumption, but they will also help support communities that have been forward-thinking about cannabis.
Next hype strains to watch out for
In terms of cannabis strains, we can expect to see certain varieties gaining popularity in 2024. Purple candy-gas strains, like the Leafly Strain of the Year Permanent Marker, will likely remain at the center of the market. However, we can anticipate a surge in other strains as well. There will be a focus on quality Z work, and we may see more projects centered around strains like Superboof and Trop Cookies. Additionally, there will likely be a rise in sour and savory strains, offering consumers a different flavor profile to explore. In 2024, we may also see a movement towards celebrating weed that may not look perfect but tastes great or has unique terpene profiles. The seeds market is also expected to grow, but competition may become tougher for new entrants. Overall, 2024 promises to be an exciting year for cannabis strains and flavors.
2024 in Weed Science and Health
Deeper research into flavorants and non-terpenes
While terpenes have been the focus of much attention in the cannabis industry, there is still much more to learn about the compounds that drive smell and effects. In 2024, we can expect to see deeper research into flavorants, esters, and other non-terpenes. This research will provide a better understanding of the complexity of cannabis and its potential benefits.
More data on the efficacy of CBD
CBD has become increasingly popular in recent years, with many people claiming it offers a variety of health benefits. In 2024, we can anticipate more data and studies emerging on the efficacy of CBD. This research will help provide a clearer picture of how CBD works and its potential uses in different medical conditions. With increased knowledge, consumers will be better able to make informed decisions about incorporating CBD into their wellness routines.
Potency and purity studies in the hemp market
The hemp market has seen significant growth, but there are concerns about the potency and purity of products. In 2024, we can expect to see more studies and research focused on evaluating the quality of hemp products. These studies will reveal the need for better oversight and regulation to ensure that consumers have access to safe and reliable hemp products.
Self-regulation in the vape market
The vape market has faced scrutiny in recent years due to concerns about safety and quality control. In 2024, we can anticipate the vape market engaging in some much-needed self-regulation. This will involve closer scrutiny of vape additives and efforts to ensure that products meet safety standards. As the industry works towards self-regulation, consumers can have greater confidence in the safety and quality of vape products.
In conclusion, 2024 promises to be an exciting year for the cannabis industry. While Congress may not legalize cannabis, there will likely be continued progress on issues like hemp regulation and cannabis decriminalization. Consumers can look forward to more dispensaries opening up and the rise of weed lounges, providing greater accessibility and social spaces for cannabis enthusiasts. In terms of strains, expect a focus on purple candy-gas strains along with a surge in other varieties. In the realm of science and health, deeper research into flavorants and non-terpenes, more data on the efficacy of CBD, and potency and purity studies in the hemp market will contribute to a better understanding of cannabis and its potential benefits. With self-regulation efforts in the vape market, consumers can also expect safer and higher-quality vape products. As we enter 2024, let’s continue to advocate for cannabis reform and support the positive growth of the industry.