You never really stop learning, and there is no such thing as learning too much. That is why education is vital to our existence. It is in everything we do. It is why we pick what we choose and supports why we do the many things we do. In our fast-paced, constantly changing world, there is almost always a class for anything and everything and if not, I’m certain there is a YouTube video available to help you out.

In the cannabis industry, education is a top priority and has become the driving force behind leaving attached stigmas and preconceived conceptions to bite the dust. Learning and knowledge are enabling people to take the leap and try a controversial, yet alternative, medicine to better their health.

However, there is such a thing as information overload, and it can be difficult to decipher between legitimate and bogus sources. As the saying goes, “you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet!” Below are a few solid resources to help guide you along cannabis education 101 as you learn about marijuana and its impact. Happy reading!

Marijuana Policy Project

Explore and you can stay up to date on all legislation and marijuana policy reform that is taking place across the nation. With a focus on lobbying for the removal of criminal penalties for marijuana use, you can learn more about their cause and even offer support by choosing to donate.

National Institute on Drug Abuse 

Not just for marijuana education, NIDA serves as a wealth of knowledge for numerous drugs and substances. Read more about the opioid epidemic that is taking over the United States, how to talk to your children about drugs and the latest drug/medicine advancements.

Americans for Safe Access

AMA strives to ensure both “safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.” The site is loaded with resources for patients, caregivers, physicians or anyone who just wants to learn more about medical marijuana. You can sign up for their newsletter, take courses and even request legal assistance or read about your rights.

Marijuana Business Daily

Meet cannabis’s MSN. Everything you need to know to stay up to date on the industry. Topics range anywhere from industry specifics, economic impact, new advancements and even the occasional cannabis scandal. Whether your support MMJ or not, Marijuana Business Daily, can keep you in the know.

Just in case your iPad battery goes dead, here are a few actual books to help get your head in the cannabis game. All books can be found on “The Cannabis Manifesto” by Steven DeAngelo, any publications by Ed Rosenthal, “The Cannabis Health Index” by Uwe Blesching, Jack Herer’s “The Emperor Wears No Clothes,” and “Marihuana: The Forbidden Medicine” by Dr. Lester Grinspoon just to name a few.

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