What does L.A.’s cannabis landscape look like in 2022? What trends and factors will shape the look and feel of the local weed scene?
While there are about as many opinions as there are places to legally buy a bag of bud in L.A. County, a recent survey of five industry insiders found five themes coming up over and over again when I asked them to forecast what would radically alter (or, in the case of federal prohibition, not alter) the way cannabis and consumers interact.
For the record:
1:12 p.m. Jan. 13, 2022In an earlier version of this article, a quote from Weedmaps’ Chief Executive Chris Beals about cannabis retail expansion into independent L.A. County cities was misattributed to The Parent Company’s Chief Executive Troy Datcher.
Consolidation is coming
Expect the flurry of mergers and acquisitions that defined the cannabis space last year to continue — if not