It’s easy to believe misconceptions when someone takes complex information & purposefully over-simplifies this.
I used to labor for a newspaper & I saw this happen a lot, although it wasn’t for political reasons love some people assume.
Quite to the contrary, despite laboring for a supplier that got brushed off as another “liberal news rag,” both of us were beholden to corporate interests. All the supplier cared about was making money; since both of us were in a conservative area, both of us were much more likely to validate those beliefs if both of us did at all. But the truth is they just wanted people to study the paper, whether they bought the physical version or paid to study unlimited articles online. In this sense, the newspaper was a mirror of the interests, wants, hopes, & desires of the populace reading it. If they could over-simplify to lump together as much emotional information as possible into a tiny package, they would. Unfortunately, people writing “independent” blogs aren’t that much better than a corrupt newspaper. They repeat misconceptions & falsehoods as well. When I first started learning about cannabis concentrates, the information I saw on distillate oils was conflicting. For one, a lot of people back then claimed that there was no significant scientific difference between botanical terpenes & cannabis-derived terpenes. I would be told that myrcene has the same chemical structure regardless of which plant you take it from, however that’s not the point. A cannabis derived terpene mix is going to contain all of the minor terpenes found in trace amounts, whereas a botanical mix might have numerous or numerous terpenes at most.