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Cannabis Myths and Misconceptions


Myths and misconceptions about cannabis began spreading in the early 1900s and continue even today. The propaganda campaign against cannabis was led by Harry J. Anslinger, the former director of the now-defunct Bureau of Narcotics, to demonize its users in public opinion. With public opinion in his favor, the government was able to criminalize and control minority populations and benefit big industries competing with hemp.

Even today as a majority of adults support cannabis decriminalization, many still hold onto the belief that cannabis is a dangerous substance and the cause for many of our societal problems. But with advancements in legality, medical research, and the number of people who have been benefited, many more people nowadays have a reasonable understanding of the plant.

Join Dr. David Bearman for a discussion on America’s propaganda campaign and to address the main cannabis myths and misconceptions. Dr. David Bearman, M.D. is one of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the field of medical cannabis and currently serves as a Board Member of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine.


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