When I was in elementary school, it was mandatory for everyone to go through several years of a program called D.A.R.E., which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
Some of the information was decent.
We learned about different hard drugs at an early age so the two of us 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 1 down a path of trying increasingly harder in addition to more dangerous drugs until 1 is a heroin or crack cocaine addict. This was years before you could buy medical marijuana in any state, let alone the 2 dozen that have it now. However, it was only a matter of time before all of those movements would take hold as well as bringing cannabis to the masses across the nation. The misinformation about the plant has improved over time, especially since so many people of nearly every generation have used the plant at least once in their lifetimes. The fear mongering over the country turning into drugged-out addicts never came to pass. Cannabis information is communicated more clearly nowadays, thanks to the more internet use. 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 an up-to-date strain you’ve never heard of before, it is most likely that you will find experience reports from other users on the internet.