Today people widely scoff the prohibition era of the 1920’s that led people away from drinking alcohol. Today, we see this as a silly moment in our nation’s history. We see it as a moment during which business interests, special interests groups, and politicians all coalesced towards a single goal for the betterment of no one really at all. Instead of getting rid of alcohol altogether, prohibition simply pushed it underground and created a sub culture that thrived during this period. In the same way, cannabis has been left to the seedy underbelly of society, although recent legislation is slowly paving the way towards more acceptance of cannabis culture. Reversing the prohibition of cannabis that has led us away from its many wonderful uses is going to be a critical moment for our country. The way forward towards legalization nationwide will undoubtedly be through the innovation of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries such as Strain Data who are ready to pave the new road towards better use of marijuana. Indeed, in ancient times we recognized the power of marijuana. It was consumed as food in the form of hemp and easily transitioned to use medicinally once people noticed its power. We have come so far from those initial revelations, and the science behind medical marijuana really will be the key to turning the tides back around towards favoring this natural medicinal alternative.
The work against the negative public associations with cannabis has to start somewhere, and beginning in the field of business and science is a great place to start. After all, no matter how progressive you may be, many people have a hard time workings towards an open public discourse regarding marijuana. People have a very hard time talking about it in public, due to this negative public association with marijuana. Indeed, cannabis business leaders know well that the key to helping move cannabis towards this more positive space in public discourse is to demonstrate without a doubt the positive and powerful scientifically proven effects of marijuana use. While many bloggers are quick to call medical marijuana a cure for everything from insomnia to minor aches and pains to cancer, it is important not to put the cart before the wagon. However thus far the research that has been done regarding medical marijuana is powerful and positive, and it would seem that further research can only confirm the positive impacts of medical marijuana strains.
The best way to advocate for medical marijuana in your own life is to talk thoughtfully and carefully about marijuana. You will not convince people over night, and certainly as an individual your own discussion will not change the world. However, it is important to have more people using the public space to talk about medical marijuana in a responsible way. Simply yelling from the roof tops about how marijuana will solve everything is not going to change the way the country views marijuana. Rather, point out the science that has demonstrated the powerful effects of marijuana use for medicine and open up the discussion so that more people hear and learn about the great impacts of cannabis.