This week Phoenix Convention Center will be the host for the first Southwest Cannabis Conference and exposition. Marijuana Conference attracts 2000 people from all over the state who come to learn about future marijuana business ventures.
Still, not all of them came for the product itself. It seems that many people came to take a look at the products, others came to find suitable jobs, and, as said before, others came to see if there is any future in the whole marijuana business.
In 2010, Arizona passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act which entitles a certain category of patients to purchase medical marijuana based on a doctor’s recommendation.
Medical cannabis or marijuana is a term that strictly refers to the employment of cannabinoids (a chemical derivate of cannabis) in order to treat or improve certain medical conditions. Cannabis is mainly used as an adjuvant in chemotherapy. By using medical pot, doctors are able to cut down associated side effects of chemo, such as nausea or projectile vomit.
Also, it has been proven that medical cannabis could help patients suffering from AIDS to improve their appetite and it also known to be very helpful in treating chronic pains or muscle spasms.
As of last year, the overall sale of medical marijuana has generated a revenue of over 100 million dollar and it seems that the business is continuing to grow. Numbers say that there are approximately 80000 people all over the US who are qualified to use marijuana as a medical adjuvant. Also, it seems that a new pro-legalization group has emerged. They are currently amassing their efforts to determine the Government to legalize recreational marijuana by the end of 2016.
A representative from the Compass Natural Company declared in a press conference that people who want to get a job in the cannabis industry should consider other ventures as well. He also said that there are job opening for data analysts, graphic designers, constructors and lawyers. He also advised those who keep looking for a job in this industry that it is better for them to find something that is unrelated to the process of handling marijuana.
Also, the event welcomed 160 exhibitors from all over the country, each one of the keen on advertising their products. Since the legalization of medical marijuana 85 dispensaries were opened for business and they sold circa 9.14 metric tons of medicinal cannabis.
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