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Emerging Trend - The Rise of the Cannabis Economy and the Renaissance of Hemp as a Material

Emerging Trend - The Rise of the Cannabis Economy and the Renaissance of Hemp as a Material

 Image: Hemp Seeds

Image: Hemp Seeds

The legal cannabis economy is emerging as a rapidly growing market since the legalization of recreational cannabis use in California this year. 

By 2020, the market could top $22 billion with countries like Canada set to follow in the footsteps of the California state. 

I have collaborated with graduate trend forecaster Jamie Olesker to highlight three themes that are influencing the way we will consume hemp and hemp derived products in the future.


Re-Branding

Pro Cannabis Media.

Broccoli Magazine communicates the usages of hemp through a woman’s perspective, normalizing the intrigue and lifestyle that surrounds it.

 

 Image:  Broccoli  Magazine Front Cover - Issue One

Image: Broccoli Magazine Front Cover - Issue One

 Image: Bliss Balls Containing Hemp Derived Oil - Recipe by Holistic Educator and Plant Advisor  Kyrious

Image: Bliss Balls Containing Hemp Derived Oil - Recipe by Holistic Educator and Plant Advisor Kyrious

Hemp Derived Wellness

Recipes That Calm.

Hemp derived oils like 'The Daily Hit' push opportunities to capitalize on wellness products that contain CBD, a relaxing and natural component.

 

Brand New Ancient

Hemp Sheds its Burlap Image. 

Hemp was one of the first plants to be spun into fibre 10,000 years ago.

With trends for hemp derived products and experiences booming there will be an emergence of brands like 'Bad Decision Adventure Club,' making hemp blends a modern and sustainable material choice.

 Image: Hemp Material Close Up

Image: Hemp Material Close Up


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About Our Contributor

Jamie Olesker is a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology with experience interning with trend forecasting agencies like Fashion Snoops and Donegar Group. 

Thank you for contributing to Tactile Trends Jamie!

You can learn more about Jamie here.

 


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