In the USA, the marijuana industry is growing so healthily that it’s being referred to as the “Green Rush”, with more growers and sellers getting into the trade every day. This isn’t all based on the underground industry, either, since 25 American states have legalised cannabis in some form or another, despite it still being outlawed overall by federal regulations.
This complicated system of rules and exceptions has been gradually pieced together over the decades, as initially the drug was deemed to have no useful applications and classed as more harmful than it was worth, despite any potential benefits. In 1970 it was banned across the country due to concerns about the risks associated with smoking marijuana, especially due to worries about young people becoming addicted to it early in life and spiralling out of control from there. It was always been seen by the most concerned people as a gateway into other more addictive and dangerous drugs.
However, since the initial ban on all cannabis, the states have gradually adopted their own individual laws legalising it for certain uses. In some areas it has become classed as acceptable to use marijuana for medical reasons, for example to help people suffering from stress and anxiety, as well as for pain relief. In other areas, personal use for recreational purposes is also allowed, but selling the drug itself is not. This is why many sellers provide seeds rather than plants, allowing users to grow their own if they choose to for their own personal use.
In a few places, however, selling marijuana in certain forms is now legal too, which is what is currently contributing to a significant upturn for the overall market. More business-minded people are coming into the industry with fresh and creative ideas, so new legal businesses focused on providing cannabis in various forms are popping up across the USA. These include delivery services for marijuana, food and snacks made with marijuana, and tourist attractions based around the history of cannabis or even showing off cannabis farms.