Ways to become a cannabis activist

Published Jun 24, 2019 10:10 a.m. ET
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There is always a need for more cannabis activism. As a result, there are many ways to become a cannabis activist. Despite the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in many states, there are still many stringent rules that govern marijuana cultivation, consumption, and sale. This cannot stop activism. It only encourages more activism. The cannabis industry faces many challenges. One of these challenges is the spread of false myths about marijuana. Many of the fears people have about marijuana are due to a lack of awareness. Some people are unaware of the many health benefits of cannabis.

Therefore, if you would like to be a cannabis activist, one way you can do so is through education. Be aware of the many marijuana facts regarding health. There are many positive effects of weed, but many people only make assumptions about the negative effects of weed. The more you know about marijuana, the better your approach to legalization. You may also like to know how marijuana plants grow. It is also wise to know the states that allow the purchase of legal marijuana for medical and recreational use. Just about anyone can become an activist through education.

For instance, seventeen-year-old, Coltyn Turner is a cannabis activist. She was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Turner, after doing her research, used medical marijuana, and it helped her. She spreads the message that cannabis has positive health benefits to legislators and the public.

Additionally, there are so many other ways to be a cannabis activist. Another way is to write to local legislators. There are websites that provide you with details on who your elected officials are. You should contact them and provide them with information on cannabis. If you have a testament to the health benefits of cannabis, then it is even more important that you let others know about it.

Also, you can write letters to the editor or even use social media to make posts on the benefits of cannabis. This will help to inform as well as convince the general public.


Furthermore, it is important to attend cannabis activist events. There are many cannabis groups, and these groups hold events on different occasions. You can attend and see what propositions they intend to make to legislators. Some of these groups include NORML, Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), and Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). These are just a few of the cannabis activist groups. There are some other groups that are focused on health care. A person can create his or her activist group as well if he or she has the time and resources.

Lastly, a person can be one a cannabis activist by simply donating to the cause. If you are financially stable, or just have some money to spare and passionate about cannabis, then you can donate to cannabis activism groups. The cannabis activism groups will be very grateful because they need money to further their cause with more effective measures.

In conclusion, there are many ways to become a cannabis activist. One of the main and powerful ways is to educate yourself as well as others.

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