There is a thought, perhaps even a belief, that knowledge is power. To a certain point, I agree with
that as long as there is a fair and complete release of knowledge. Regretfully, in the United States we
have a history of delivering knowledge that is not fairly represented and, as a result misperception,
hatred, bias and perhaps even violence may result. Specifically, when rumor or misstatement of fact has been
shared regarding race or cultural differences. This has resulted in persecution and violence similar to the
events and outcomes following the police shooting in California, Chicago, Missouri and New York.
The purpose of this blog is to share information “knowledge” that may complete the truth, debunk
rumor and half truths, about the cannabis industry and the use of cannabis products.
I was raised on a farm and a farm kid learns very quickly about truth. Truth for a farm kid is all
around them because the truth is anchored in nature. For example, we plant seeds that are not
nurtured and harvested with care will yield less than optimal results. Seeds that are ill prepared
will also have little support when growing conditions do not provide adequate water, sunshine,
or nutrients. So it’s essential to have well prepared seeds because mother nature is unpredictable and may not
always deliver ideal growing conditions.
I do not forget my agri-centered roots but I can assure you there are many who evaluate a green business effort
without considering how seeds are planted. When those seeds deliver a quality product what benefit may/can
the product provide mankind.
For example, Gina Carbone, co-founder of Smart Colorado, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting
youth from marijuana, is planting many seeds about marijuana exposure to youth. In addition to Gina there
others sowing seeds of knowledge from Green Flower Media (GFM), Women Grow, and the many scientists
around the country who create well prepared and nurtured seeds of knowledge.
On April 5, 2016 one of GFM feature pieces of knowledge was titled, “How to talk to your kids
about cannabis”, by Catherine Hiller. Catherine offers ideas and strategies for parents with
elementary to high school kids regarding the language and conversation you can use and
develop respectively as you tell the truth to your kids about cannabis. Both web sites for Smart
Colorado and Women Grow focus on education and enhancing community awareness.
Women Grow’s focus is toward educating women entrepreneurs while Smart Colorado’s focus is on educating
parents and communities about the marijuana facts studies and reports menu. This would be an example of
the different fragrances between Green Flower Media and Smart Colorado. Both sources of knowledge have a
philosophy and energy about how they prepare their seeds before they plant them in the community. Soil they
choose to cultivate. I review all sources so that I may have the most comprehensive supply of knowledge.
I further believe that the more knowledge from many well referenced sources increases my chances for
discovering a truth that represents many human desires.
What grows from the seeds I/we plant can not be controlled as it grows and may not deliver a
harvest that is bountiful or beneficial. Smart Colorado has a legitimate concern
about Marijuana User Disorder (MUD) and the potential for anyone, but specifically kids under
21, to become addicted to marijuana.
I must pause here and make two distinctions between physical and chemical addiction while
also considering the definition of “disorder” as it is to define MUD. Even though marijuana is a
Schedule 1 drug, not a narcotic, it is not chemically addictive.
Regretfully, this detail is often times not included in discussions about the addictive power of marijuana.
Equally common is the exclusion of context for cases that make up the data categorizing and defining MUD.
There are socioeconomic factors that will influence MUD statistics as well federal and state regulations
that influence purchase and use of marijuana. This is source of knowledge from Green Flower Media and
Smart Colorado on this set of Trim.
There are varying opinions about this Trim knowledge and how much affect it can have on people of all ages.
For example, Marijuana User Disorder is not an addiction and yet MUD is tossed around to raise emotions
and regretfully mislead. MUD is real and should be watched so let’s put laws and societal guidelines in place to
lead our youth and not scare them. Society is managing the use and abuses of alcohol and tobacco let us learn
from our past and move forward discovering positive outcomes that will improve our communities.
There are two Finished Goods. Medical marijuana use and recreational marijuana use. I will
assume we will all agree with this statement. Here are some more bottom line thoughts. There
are alcohol abusers, and marijuana abusers, that may or may not have MUD, and there are drug
addicts who are chemically addicted to Schedule 1 narcotics.
The numbers and types of people that make up these facts I will not quote or debate. There are tragic
outcomes for any society.
World experts fundamentally agree that scare tactics and fear make little or no impact on changing addictive
behavior, chemical or physical. They also agree that the fear being shared is not from the abuser or
addict but from their families and communities they originate from.
So, knowledge is power!
Plant well prepared seeds, that will grow the flowers of knowledge that will attract a positive purposeful
outcome intended to support everyone.
Discover the details of this evolution in the documentary Mary Janes The Women of Weed.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for documentary details.
Click here to donate through our fiscal sponsor Green Planet Films.