SilverStick fam - we made it… another trip around the sun! Happy New Year to you and yours. We think that this is going to be an incredible year, and we hope you’re as excited as we are.
As we look forward to the coming months, we can’t help but wonder what trends we’ll see play out across the industry. It’s a fun thought experiment, and it’s also important to keep an eye on trends to make sure that we stay up to date with all of the cool developments that are sure to come about this year. This industry that we love being a part of always produces cool new ideas and innovations, and we’re sure that 2023 will be no different. Without further adieu, here are a few of the industry trends that we predict for 2023:
Premium Cannabis Home Goods
Made popular by awesome brands such as Marley Natural and Seth Rogen’s Houseplant, we’re a big fan of bringing premium cannabis accessories into the home. This goes right along with our brand ethos that consumption can be a classy, premium experience. Gone are the days of smoking out of soda cans! Art and craftsmanship should be celebrated in the industry, and based on what we saw in 2022, we think that more brands will follow suit and provide creative products that will seamlessly weave into your living environment.
As legalization (for both medicinal and recreational use) continues to slowly trickle out into state after state, the stigmas and the “hush hush” nature of consumption that comes as a result continue to break down and fade away. This means that cannabis is making its way out of peoples’ homes and garages and into the big wide world (especially as more and more people venture out after the last few years of Covid concerns and lockdowns). Whether it's concerts, parks, hiking trails, or even on the walk back from work, we expect to see more and more people consuming in 2023 and beyond. Products such as our premium one hitter are sure to be common sight as public consumption becomes commonplace.
We all remember the CBD boom from a few years ago - but did you know that there are over 100 identified cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant? As extraction labs throughout the industry develop and refine new techniques, it becomes easier and more feasible for these companies to produce products with these other cannabinoids, which can have a number of varying effects. While we don’t expect anything to sweep the nation this year as rapidly as CBD did a while back, we’re confident that you’ll start to see other cannabinoids pop up more often - especially ones like CBG and CBN that are already starting to make waves.
Leather, Leather, and more Leather!
This one slightly ties into the home goods point from earlier - we think the industry will continue to offer more and more premium products, and leather is bound to have a moment. Colorado continues to set the pace for the rest of the industry, and if you’ve ever been to a mountain town in Colorado, you know that we love premium leather goods! Not to toot our own horn, but we’re huge fans of our premium leather dugouts, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see others in the industry come up with similar products from an aesthetic standpoint.
There you have it - our predictions for cannabis industry trends in 2023! We love seeing how the industry shakes out each year, and we’re thrilled to see what new innovative products hit the market in the coming months. Again, Happy New Year - it’s going to be a great one!