The global cannabis export market is dominated by a handful of Canadian, Dutch and British companies. Over 90% of all legal cannabis sales today take place in the USA. Will the world’s traditional cannabis-producing countries get an opportunity to compete in this arena?
Cannabis as a Universal Resource
Cannabis, a crop humans have collectively grown over unknown millennia (at least ten thousand, according to some estimates), and have collectively assisted in selecting, improving and spreading throughout the planet, is by its very nature a collective resource.
Efforts to restrict its trade, ostensibly borne of concern for public health, often turn out upon closer inspection to be economic manipulations to ensure certain parties are enriched at the expense of others.
The current situation in the UK is an example – the nation is now the world’s largest producer and exporter of medicinal cannabis, while the general public suffers under extreme restrictions on access to medicinal cannabis.