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Marijuana 101

in this Growing Weed World

Times they are a’ changin’. As the legal use of marijuana and other cannabis products grows, consumers are becoming more curious about their options. Historically, many of us in the U.S.A. were brought up to view marijuana as something to be feared. We were told it was a gateway drug; the ‘devils weed’. Today, research is pointing towards its positive effects for many medical conditions including stress, PTSD, and epilepsy. Universities are offering courses and even degrees in cannabis. As more and more states legalize the consumption of this popular plant, attitudes shift and curiosity grows both at home and in the workplace.

This presentation will take a closer look at current cannabis culture; including the historical arguments, mindsets, and policies surrounding it. Through the lens of change, we will take a closer look at the journey cannabis has travelled, from ‘gateway drug’ to accepted medicine. What is the difference between hemp and marijuana? What is the difference between THC and CBD? What about medical vs. recreational use? Does all cannabis make you high? Marijuana 101 will address these questions and more. 

Let’s demystify cannabis consumption and continue the cultural conversation in this growing weed world. 

Course Objectives:

  • Understand historical perspectives of cannabis in the United States

  • Describe methods for ingesting cannabis, how it works and its health effects

  • Discover the difference between THC and CBD, and their effects on the body

  • Discuss what this new legal cannabis culture means in the workplace