Why the U.S. Would Dominate the Cannabis Export Market – if Allowed
With as many as a full 20 years of experience cultivating legal cannabis, U.S. marijuana growers have gained a reputation for growing the best cannabis in the world. But, as explained in a post on York Dispatch, U.S. federal laws prevent this high-quality weed from being shipped anywhere. This has pushed Canada into the number one spot for cannabis exports, leaving America behind – for now.
Other than Amsterdam, growers in California have the longest track record of cultivating legal cannabis in a regulated environment, for quality and safety. This presents an enormous opportunity once federal laws permit export, as the product would almost certainly be in high demand worldwide. In fact, as the article points out, cannabis exports could easily become a thriving U.S. industry.
The post quotes cannabis law expert Bob Hoban as pointing out that another reason U.S. weed would be in high demand around the world is because of the quality and safety offered by our regulatory oversight. “It’s being regulated by a government agency, which is not necessarily what’s happening around the rest of the world,” Hoban said.