Education on the Alternative Medication

Acetaminophen. Magnesium stearate. Sodium starch glycolate. These are just three of the ingredients found in the common house hold pain killer, Tylenol. Coupled with a laundry list of warnings and side effects, it’s a wonder that it does more good than bad. For those looking for an alternative, there is a holistic options that is legal in 26 states.

A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, 49% of Americans have tried cannabis at least once in their lives. And since it’s legalization in 2012, the support for the plant have grown. More and more states every year pass bills allowing it’s residents to smoke in peace.

Forbes released an article in February of 2017, claiming, “The legal cannabis market was worth an estimated $7.2 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 17%”. However, with it’s overwhelming support, old prejudices continue to hold the industry back. To see how the school system has taken part in this, check out my article discussing this here.

But with more studies coming out and new information emerging, why are people still stuck in the dark? The answer is simple, it is a lack of education on the subject. Time magazine published an article about the areas scientists and researchers want to study to further marijuana education. The areas they want to study are:

  • Is marijuana an effective cancer therapy?

  • What does it do to the brain?
  • What dosage or strains have the best use in medicine?
  • Can marijuana help brain and cognitive problems?
  • What about anxiety?
  • Can pot help end the opioid epidemic?
  • Are there long term consequences of using pot?

I’m excited and on the lookout for these studies. Any research that helps shed light on marijuana is extremely helpful to education on the subject.

Marijuana education is an important part legalizing it. I encourage you to check out my live stream on Twitter, we have some really interesting pro-cannabis videos. I would also encourage you to do your own research. And remember boys and girls, education does not stop once you quit your schooling, it continues throughout life.


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