Four years ago today, cannabis was legalized in Canada. Since then, perceptions around cannabis have changed dramatically and more changes are sure to come. Legalization has had far-reaching impacts on the culture and the industry, each with its share of pros and cons.
Still, while cannabis legalization has really cemented the idea of cannabis as recreation in people’s minds, it’s important to understand the social and economic factors at play. Education is key, especially when it comes to cannabis!
Today, we’ll go over three of the most significant ways that legalization has affected the cannabis industry, and how we at Chronic Haze have responded to each of these challenges.
Legalization Brought Better Cannabis Products
If there’s one thing that’s definitely improved with legalization, it’s the quality of the bud itself. Gone are the days when the weed man hands you a dime bag that smells like dryer sheets and only gives you a light buzz.
With weed being so in demand, consumers now expect only the best of the best. It’s never been easier to get exactly what you need. High THC, complex terp profiles, the list goes on.
And let’s not forget the craft cannabis scene. The new social climate around cannabis has allowed botanists to bring forth new and creative specimens. We at Chronic Haze have embraced this movement, and carry a number of high-quality craft strains in our lineup. Our new indica-dominant Pinkman Goo is one to check out; it’s got a beautifully robust aroma and flavour, with strong mood-boosting and body-relaxing effects.
Legalization Has Created a Competitive Industry
The cannabis industry has been highly competitive from the start. From the beginning, the license lottery made the idea of running a cannabusiness uncertain for many.
This changed in December 2019, making the process similar to applying for a liquor store license. From there, the race was on. This has resulted in an incredibly saturated industry, where shops pop up mere metres from each other and are forced to compete.
It hasn’t been bad for consumers though. It’s created an environment where businesses have to go the extra mile to stand out to their customers. It’s why Chronic Haze is always looking for ways to demonstrate our dedication to our members.
Speaking of which, we’ve started running Happy Hour on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you order between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, your delivery is free! You can find the promo code here.
Legalization is Helping to Remove the Stigma from Cannabis
Probably the most obvious change that came with legalization is in public perception of cannabis. What used to be considered a sinister, harmful drug is now being given the credit it deserves. But while attitudes regarding cannabis have certainly shifted in a positive direction, there’s still a lot of work to do.
Many people with pre-legalization cannabis-related charges are still suffering from the prejudice that comes with a criminal record.
At Chronic Haze, we believe that education is the best way to combat the stigma surrounding cannabis. The more people understand the health benefits of cannabis, the sooner these issues will find be remedied. We aim to aid you in that department as well, and it’s why we also carry top-of-the-line CBD products. Our Full Spectrum CBD Tincture by CBD Magic is just one of the ways to experience the therapeutic effects of cannabis.
As the impact of cannabis legalization changes over the years, we hope you continue to come to Chronic Haze for all your cannabis-related needs. We offer same-day delivery and curbside pickup in a number of Ontario cities, and even have a loyalty rewards program that earns you points toward future purchases. Interested in signing up? Join today!