I don’t like the state of information these days.
- It’s fashionable to object to “mainstream media” even if no one can agree on its definition, but the people who complain the most are just as susceptible to believing garbage they get from extremely biased sources who give their egos validation.
You can’t admonish people for reading mainstream news sources when your alternative is just as bad or worse when it comes to getting the facts straight. I feel like my head is spinning watching these debates. In the end I just want people to reach some sort of compromise over what is considered a legitimate source of valuable and factual information. You’d think it would be easier with something like marijuana which can be studied in a lab, but the illegality with the federal government has tied the hands of many researchers who wish desperately to study weed as soon as they’re given the green-light to proceed. Since a lot of the knowledge on cannabis has been developed over generations in the illegal market, it’s hard sometimes to separate facts from legends. I find better sources on the internet all of the time, but I realize it isn’t always easy for others to find this information on medical marijuana. I hope the government changes its stance towards cannabis so we can research the medical effects of the plant unimpeded. That way we can test some of the anecdotes that have been told time and time again regarding the plant and what it can do from a medical standpoint. Hopefully marijuana will become legal at the federal level at some point in the next decade.