2014 was a big year for cannabis. It saw the birth of Washington’s recreational market, new legislation that legalized cannabis in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., and even the first national consumer cannabis advertisement, run in The New York Times. The industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, with innovative new products and businesses sprouting up daily. New technologies are giving us a greater understanding of cannabis’ therapeutic power, and we keep encountering new ways of consuming and interacting with the plant we love.
These advances are both exciting and ground-breaking, and while we aren’t quite ready to 3D print cannabis just yet, there has been a thrilling wave of cultural trends throughout the cannabis community. Here’s a rundown of some notable culture trends from the past year.