There is a huge misconception which needs to be cleared up.
A long time ago someone decided that cannabis was a drug.
It was outlawed and demonized, and for decades people considered the marijuana plant to be evil and immoral. Thankfully the push for legalization has been very successful, and a lot of laws are being changed every year. This is all good news, and I am happy about it – but it’s not enough. Medical cannabis is not a drug, and was never a drug. Cocaine, heroin, opioids, these are dangerous and addictive drugs, but medical cannabis does not belong in the same category. It’s like saying french fries are the same as vodka because they all come from potatoes. Many years ago there was a ban on TV ads for tobacco products, and this rule has apparently carried over to medical cannabis. Medical cannabis dispensaries can advertise on the internet, and in print media, but are banned from running TV and radio ads. Meanwhile it is acceptable to advertise dangerous pills that can lead to depression and suicidal thoughts. Medical cannabis is the cure for depression and suicidal thoughts, and yet they can’t advertise even though the cause of the problem can! It boggles the mind the way medical cannabis has been portrayed as a dangerous addictive drug when it is actually just a naturally occurring plant with many medicinal qualities. I do not engage in any hard drug use, nor do I consume liquor or smoke tobacco – all of these things are addictive. It is only medical cannabis that helps me.