At the Hall of Flowers tradeshow in Palm Springs, a vibe of optimism among key industry players.
This past week, the Hall of Flowers B2B show in Palm Springs was the hot spot for cannabis industry folk to showcase their products, make deals with buyers and retailers, and smoke copious amounts of weed amidst the foothills of the California desert.
The popular event was canceled in 2020 (thanks to Covid) but picked up again this year as if nothing had changed.
But, of course, a ton has changed. The market is more consolidated than ever, supply chain problems are wreaking havoc, the price of flower is down, and theft has surfaced as a major problem from dispensaries to grows.
However, this hasn’t crushed the spirits of many cannabis professionals who are generally an optimistic bunch. I wandered the floor and asked any decision-maker who would talk to me about their predictions for the industry in 2022. Here’s what they said.
Published: December 10, 2021
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