It’s 2014, an Olympic year, a World Cup year, and perhaps more significantly for the cannabis community, it’s an election year and a year of change. 2014 might very well be the year of legalization. With 20 states allowing marijuana for medicinal use, the passing of Colorado’s Amendment 64 and Washington State’s Initiative 502 for recreational use, and POTUS himself pointing out the obvious logic in decriminalization, 420 Web Pros shares in the exciting atmosphere of positive change. States as diverse as New Hampshire, New York, Indiana, Maryland, Oregon, California and Florida all have bills or measures on the dockets for this year. Even in Alaska, activists have secured enough signatures to get legalization on the ballot. Come on. Who doesn’t want to share a brownie with Sarah Palin? It might even save a moose.
By now, most of us have seen the marijuana-themed Super Bowl XLVIII memes. As the Super Bowl approaches, Commissioner Roger Goodell has stated that the NFL would consider medical marijuana to help players deal with head injuries. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll echoed the sentiment. That’s athletes. As in professional athletes. Whose league would foot the bill for medical use. Things are definitely looking up. Cotton Mouth Bowl, Weed Bowl, Bud Bowl, Super Bowl, smoke a bowl. We like.
One other very interesting bit of news for the New Year is that cannabis business is evidently becoming more mainstream. We’re all aware that marijuana is a commodity, but now it’s hit the stock market (as if traders didn’t already know that). CNN Money reports “shares of companies that service the growing cannabis market have been blazing in recent weeks.” In the year of 2014, there are 14 stocks to watch, according to Benzinga. Not only will we be watching; we’ll be participating. Take a look at some of our product design work.
Whether you’re just starting out or are looking for expertise to grow your business via branding, packaging and/or digital marketing, 420 Web Pros and Brand Your Cannabiz are here to help get your presence known. Actually, no–we’re not just here. We’re excited, we’re enthusiastic and we love what we do.
Attitudes are most definitely changing, maybe not as quickly as technology is changing, but that’s why you’ve got us. We’re poised to help the cannabis community grow. At the end of the day, your business’ success is our success. Happy 2014.