Welcome to the site formerly known as Kannaboomers. We are now Kannaboom. Yippie!
Why the change? The short answer: Cannabis is moving into the post-prohibition era, and this huge transformation affects all of us, not just boomers.
Kannaboom is about the ongoing cannabis movement, and how it affects you and me, our health, and the health of our economy!
Longer answer: It seemed natural when I started this two years ago to brand the site as Kannaboomers. After all, just about everyone born between 1946 and 1964 is contending with:
- Arthritis or other aches and pains
- And now, pandemic-driven anxiety and boredom
Cannabis helps with the challenges of aging, so I jumped on the Kannaboomers identity as a way to bring boomers news about how much cannabis has changed since they were ripping bong hits and passing doobies around in the dorm.
We now know we have an endocannabinoid system that governs sleep, appetite, mood — our homeostatic balance itself. And the cannabis conversation now includes elements the boomers never dreamt of back in the day:
- CBD and other cannabinoids
- Dry vaping
- Terpenes, flavonoids and other compounds
But the boomers never showed up
The weird thing: Seems older people just aren’t looking online for cannabis and hemp info. Most of the visitors to this site are 44 or under. I’ve always looked at this as a partnership with you, the audience, so it seems right to focus on the bigger movement, rather than one age cohort.
Cannabis was the biggest story of our time — until the pandemic hijacked reality. As we emerge from this dark chapter, hemp and cannabis can help us find our way, as a safe and effective organic, plant-based medicine and textile that has the potential to transform health care, business and culture. And on a personal level, how we take care of ourselves every day.
In a nutshell, my perspective is that cannabis prohibition was an almost century-long anomaly of human history, with ruinous consequences for millions of people. I believe my brother Mike would still be alive today if we had a sane cannabis policy; and I believe every family has a similar story.
We have the opportunity to correct the mistakes of the past. I bailed on a corporate career in marketing. I am glad I can now use my skills as a journalist to interview cannabis experts on my podcast, and do the research to identify CBD products you can trust — specifically, CBD that has been certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority.
The Kannaboom story is about science, wellness and quality. It’s about curiosity, joy, equity and sustainability. Most of all it's about taking back the story of cannabis, which is not the devil’s weed, but an agent for your wellness and mine.
Now more than ever, it’s time for hemp.