When I was in elementary school, all students were forced to sit through years of study on a special program called D.A.R.E..
This stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
Some of the information was quite good, but we also received a lot of content on varied hard drugs at an early age. The intention was to help us stay away from them. However, the program was rife with misinformation about cannabis. Aside from falsely claiming that the substance causes brain cell depletion, they also pushed the gateway drug theory that purported to prove that drying marijuana leads 1 down a path of trying experimenting on the harder and more dangerous drugs such as heroin or crack cocaine, which easily make people addicts. This was years before you could buy medical marijuana in any state, let alone the many that have it now. However, it was only a matter of time before these movements would take hold and bring cannabis to the masses all over the country. The lack of proper information about the plant has since improved, especially because many people of nearly every generation have at one point used the plant. The fear mongering over the country turning into drugged-out addicts never came to pass. Cannabis information is communicated more particularly nowadays with the use of the internet. People can log experience reports on substantial forums that are visited by tens or hundreds of thousands of people in any given week. If you want to know what to expect from a new strain you’ve never heard of before, you can most likely find a lot of experience reports from other users on the internet and refer to them before trying any of them.