If you are passionate about cannabis, it’s important that you take steps to help its reputation. Below are just a few things you can do to help.
One of the best ways to improve the reputation of cannabis is to help down the stigma of its pre-legalization past.
For many, this means stepping out of the shadows and becoming patrons of recreational cannabis dispensaries.
Going to dispensaries helps others know your position on marijuana usage, helps to support a local business and continues to normalize the process of buying and using cannabis.
Going to rallies concerning legalization is great. It’s even better, though, if you can break stereotypes at the same time.
Dress up, make sure that you look your best, and leave the pot-themed clothing at home. If you can present the face of a professional, you’ll start to break down the tired old tropes concerning people who consume cannabis.
It might not be the most comfortable way to attend a rally, but the whole crowd will look better when it’s featured on the news.
Know Your Facts
It’s one thing to talk about the benefits of marijuana. It’s another to make up facts to try to make cannabis consumption seem more appealing.
If you want people to take you seriously, make sure that you know the real facts and that you can back them up. There’s actually a lot of great research going on about cannabis consumption and its impact on the human body, so make sure that you are up to date on all of the latest information.
Being a competent and confident proponent will help you to change the way people view consumption.
Be Passionate, Not Obsessed
It’s absolutely a great idea for you to be passionate about cannabis. If you want to make sure that your passion catches on, though, you need to make it clear that your love for cannabis is not the only public aspect of your personality.
Learn to have your discussions at the proper times and places and never make anyone else feel uncomfortable when you’re having a discussion.
If you can present cannabis use as a single aspect of a rounded personality, you’ll help to dispel harmful myths about cannabis consumption.
Being an advocate means taking steps to improve how others see you. Make sure to buy legally, present a good public face, and to present information in a logical and passionate way.
In time, the efforts of people like you will change the reputation of cannabis.