I apologize for vexing or offending you. My reply should have been to the thread and not you directly, but as it was the last message, and I am pretty low-tech, that’s just how it came out. My post was meant to inform and counter the comments of “stoner/pothead/will lead to psychosis”
I also don’t think I made any assumptions whatsoever and there’s certainly no vitriol in my informative post. I was going on exactly what was mentioned: a tiny anomaly segment of the population has this adverse reaction to a medicinal plant, (like any medicine, right?), yet that is the one and only thing mentioned when speaking of this medicine, so yes, you were regurgitating the sensationalized information, that perhaps has been overly emphasized in your previous work history. I don’t in fact know the motivations are for people to disparage cannabis medicinal products, when they can help so many.
Of course I recognized that we are in accordance to its legalization and I would hope that by perhaps rereading my post, you can see why I feel that it is so important not to give the wrong impression of cannabis as medicine. As a public forum, many people reading this may have absolutely no idea how many medical conditions for which cannabis can be used. Many may read the mention of the adverse reactions in the UK and not make the distinction that those came from bastardized street drugs that are not marijuana, (even though you do state that!), but since this is an anomaly, then even the mere mention of it, just sets back cannabis research and legal application even farther.
This is a terrible analogy, but all I got at the moment: it’s as if someone speaking about Airbnb only mentions the murder that happened in an Airbnb in Australia, and nothing else. If someone reading wasn’t aware of the many benefits of home sharing travel, then mentioning only that derelict fact will disparage the entire movement. I think you can see where I’m going with this and perhaps soften your reaction. It is an extremely important subject to me, and to my family, so my intention was to educate and inform. Nothing more.