As the cannabis community continues to grow, CBD is poised to disrupt pretty much every consumer industry. It’s recently made its way into foods and drinks beauty, consumer health, tobacco, tourism, packaging, and even home & garden.
In 2020, the global cannabis market was estimated to be valued at $20.5 billion and is projected to reach $90.4 billion by 2026. This is primarily due to growing medical applications of cannabis and the increasing legalization. The rise in social acceptance of marijuana has also played a role. However, one of the remaining restraining factors in the growth of the cannabis market is the complex regulatory structure governing its production and use. The regulation of cannabis is currently divided into medical and recreational use, with medical permits used for prescriptions alone. In contrast, recreational permits of cannabis products containing THC can be sold freely through licensed outlets at a taxable price.
Currently, the US is at the forefront of recreational use, with Canada following close behind. Euromonitor expects global sales to reach $166 billion by 2025, an increase of over 1,000% on current sales. While all cannabis plants contain the best-known cannabinoids CBD and THC, CBD is currently the cannabis ingredient of choice. This is because it is non-psychoactive and therefore legal. CBD is reported to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and relaxant properties and is currently used in a variety of products, from skincare to bottled water. With CBD becoming more common and consumers and government officials becoming better educated about cannabis, other cannabinoids will also become more common. This is especially the case for THC. Considered harmful in the past, THC has been recognize as a stimulating social lubricant, an alternative to alcohol and tobacco, and a safer relaxant than opioid-based sleeping aids.
A Marketplace For CBD Services and Experiences
For this reason, the future of cannabis will be more THC-driven. In fact, as scientific studies continue to develop, specific cannabinoid combinations will be created for certain ailments or moods, making outcome-based cannabis products a household concept. In the future, average consumers will wake up and have a cannabis-based beverage, use cannabis toiletries to get ready for the day and consume cannabis sports nutrition after the gym. Ultimately, cannabis use will become a normal part of their everyday routine.
Even with more companies producing cannabis products, there still seems to be no marketplace for CBD services and experiences. For that reason, Daniel Marques founded Highest Homies to help connect people to activities and experiences enhanced by the benefits of cannabis use. At the moment, most marketplaces – such as Airbnb experiences – do not accept any CBD-related activities. The team behind Highest Homies wanted to change that. From gamers and food lovers to musicians and travelers, all hosts on the platform share one special ingredient: a passion for bringing people together using CBD.
For those who want to share their passion for cannabis with people from all over the world, Highest Homies is the right place for them. The platform is currently looking for passionate home cooks and amateur chefs. They’re also on the hunt for hosts for additional experiences such as wellness activities, beauty treatments, music performances, and happy hours. Applicants need to start by telling the Highest Homies team a bit about themselves, the menu they would like to serve their guests, and the price they want to charge.
How it Works
Once successful applicants start hosting, it is easy to manage requests and confirm reservations with guests from around the world. Hosts have control over who joins them for the experience. The platform encourages hosts to connect with guests online before the CBD events. In this way, they can generate excitement about the unique experience they will be creating. While exclusivity is not a requirement, hosts who work exclusively with Highest Homies will unlock a series of amazing benefits. These include building their brand with the platform’s international network of CBD lovers and additional marketing support from the platform. Additionally, hosts are free to host their events from anywhere in the world.
Visitors using the Highest Homies platform can explore thousands of exceptional CBD services and experiences around the world. You can choose freely between different events. This is the case whether it is a seat at a concert party on a Spanish rooftop, an Italian feast with a Roman family, a CBD mixology class in Tokyo, or a relaxing dinner party in the Swiss Alps. Whatever your taste, the team and Highest Homies is committed to helping you choose the ideal social experience. Once you have made your choice, you need to select the best date for you and “Request to Book.” On the other end of the platform, the host of the event will receive a notification and get back to you as soon as possible. You will not be charged until the host accepts the request, and you can cancel the request at any time.
Highest Homies Services
Trust is at the core of all Highest Homies services and experiences. The platform is all about bringing people together and building connections through the legal use of CBD. Hosts must complete a highly selective application process to be listed on the site. Users can take a tour of their host’s profiles to learn more about their personal stories or to read reviews from other guests from around the world. Moreover, all online transactions are secure, and user data is protected. All hosts receive payment directly in their bank account two days after the event takes place. Every host should still maintain their civil liability insurance.
Currently, the platform is available in the USA (48 states, apart from Iowa and Idaho where CBD and THC aren’t legal), Canada, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, The United Kingdom, Uruguay.
Some users don’t find any events in their area. If this is the case for you, it means that either CBD is illegal where you are, or Highest Homies is still on the lookout for excellent hosts in your area.
With the continued growth of the global cannabis industry, Highest Homies has created an inclusive CBD marketplace. This platform alleviates the isolation that social distancing can create by connecting people to fun activities enhanced by CBD use.