Socionomics Institute to Chronicle Public Mood and the Effects on Marijuana Policy

Socionomics Institute and Marijuana Policy

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Just 10 years ago, who would have imagined that by 2016 some form of medical marijuana would be legal in the most states in America, recreational marijuana would be legal in a handful of others, and the legalization of marijuana would be a viable issue in the presidential campaign?

A sea change in public opinion toward marijuana has ushered in policy revisions across the regulatory landscape. At the California Cannabis Business Expo on March 4, 2016, Matt Lampert, director of the Socionomics Institute, will detail this sea change. He will chronicle a 100-year history of social attitudes toward marijuana and explore what the past can tell us about the prospects of business and policy changes for marijuana in 2016 and beyond.

Participants in Lampert’s discussion will also learn how to use stock market indexes as cheap, accessible harbingers of shifts in the public’s stance toward marijuana and why a big bear market could be a boon to legalization.

At the Socionomics Institute, a think tank that researches how trends in social mood influence the multi-faceted developments in our culture, Lampert’s ongoing research investigates the degree to which shifts in social psychology impact the business, financial and policy climate surrounding marijuana. His work on social mood has been supported by the National Academy of Sciences with funds from the National Science Foundation, and his research has been featured by USA Today, CNBC, the Associated Press and other popular news and scholarly publications.

The California Cannabis Business Expo follows MJIC Media’s inaugural event, the Marijuana Investor Summit in Denver in April 2014, which drew more than 1,000 people and 100 exhibitors. On March 3-5, the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco will present a unique opportunity for you to learn about the state of cannabis in California from those shaping the legal landscape.

Tickets to the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco can be purchased online.

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