Thanks to the rapid growth of the Internet of Things, we live in an age of immense technological and social change, with both attitudes and laws around marijuana evolving at an unprecedented rate.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has come to cannabis and cannabis will never be the same.
With over 25 states having some form of legalized medical marijuana, and billions of devices soon coming online, its easy to see in the near future:
* Solar powered, smart garden sensors streaming data on temperature and light to the cloud.
* Cannabis regulatory bodies using blockchain enabled networks to make sure growers and dispensaries maintain their operation within the state and federal regulations – from seed to sale.
* Medical cannabis pharmaceutical companies and testing labs using new forms of advanced computing to analyze specific biomarkers.
With the effectiveness of synthetic drugs possibly reaching a plateau, scientists are beginning to realize in order to go forward, they’ll need to look backward; rediscovering what’s available in nature.
Cannabis is being explored as an effective medical treatment for chronic pain, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and PTSD.
The global market for medical marijuana is estimated to reach $50 billion by 2025.