When I was in elementary school, the school forced all of us to stay and go through a comprehensive 2 years program called D.A.R.E.(Drug Abuse Resistance Education).
Some of the information was decent, and I am glad l learned about many hard drugs at an early age since the knowledge has helped me to stay away from them.
However, the program had some level of misinformation about cannabis. Besides falsely claiming that the substance causes brain cell depletion, they also pushed the gateway drug theory that purported to prove that drying marijuana may lead someone down a path of trying harder and more dangerous drugs like heroin or crack cocaine thus making you an addict. This was years before you could buy medical marijuana in any state, let alone the current more than 2 dozen states that have it now. However, it was only a matter of time before all those movements would take hold and bring cannabis to the masses all over the country. The lack of correct and reliable information about the plant has however changed and improved, especially since so many people of all ages have now used the plant at least once in their lifetimes. The fear mongering over the country turning into drugged-addicted individuals never came to pass. Cannabis information is communicated more genuinely nowadays with the use of the internet. People can log experience reports on well known and established forums that are visited by tens or hundreds of thousands of people on a weekly basis. If you want to know what to expect from a newer strain you’ve never heard of before, it is most likely that you will find experience reports from other users on the internet.