Weekly Update 19

🍆 Sex is going out of fashion, is TikTok the new Google, and more!

Sex is going out of fashion as y'all apparently have a new way of getting your freak on. Here's more on that, and our top stories this week:

Weekly Trend Report: #CannabisTourism is the latest travel trend

🛫 'Canna-cations' aren't just for stoners anymore – travel bookings in places where cannabis is legal are on the rise.

🌿 People are looking for more than just a chance to smoke pot, as locations offer 'bud and breakfast' hotels, cannabis festivals, wine and marijuana pairings, 'ganja yoga,' and other experiences.

📝 HiBnb is the Airbnb of cannabis experiences listing safe, 420-friendly experiences in NY, LA, Toronto, and other places where weed is legal.

Cannabis tourism is already a $17B industry

🚬 Legalization is reducing stigma, with 1-in-5 American leisure travelers now open to pot-related experiences.

🧘 It could generate new avenues in tourism and wellness (with CBD treatments) and create job opportunities (with professions like 'budtending').

Why are 'canna-cations' on the rise?

🏘️ Consumption surged as people turned to marijuana to cope with broken routines amid the pandemic.

🙌 Fewer people today view the drug as harmful – 50% of Millennials say cannabis access is a priority when traveling; Gen Z also prefers cannabis to alcohol.

The race to become the 'next Amsterdam'

🌱 Thailand is the first Asian country to legalize weed with plans to become a 'Weed Wonderland,' but recreational use is still banned.

ğŸŒŽ Switzerland is trialing recreational cannabis; it is also legal in Canada, Mexico, and Uruguay.

⚠️ About 58% of international tourists travel to Amsterdam to consume drugs. While this helps tourism, countries should remember that the 'Dutch model' also creates concerns about hard drug use and criminality.

Drop your feedback here. Have a great weekend!