The disinformation on cannabis has improved in recent years

When I was in elementary school, we were forced to sit through several years of a program called D.A.R.E., which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Some of the information was decent, as we learned about many hard drugs at an early age so we could know to stay away from using 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 one down a path of trying increasingly harder and more dangerous drugs until one is a heroin or crack cocaine addict. This was years before you could buy medical marijuana in any state, let alone the two dozen that have it now. However, it was only a matter of time before both of those movements would take hold and bring cannabis to the masses all over the country. The disinformation about the plant has definitely improved, especially since so many people of nearly every generation have used the plant at least once in their lifetime. The fear mongering over the country turning into drugged-out addicts never came to pass. Cannabis information is communicated more easily nowadays with the use of the internet. People can log experience reports on large 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 experience reports from other users on the internet.

 

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