Say what now? “You ain’t got to lie Craig.” We all make mistakes THC Living. Admit it and do better.
Besides the fact that I’m not buying the company’s attempt to point fingers and take the blame off of themselves, their statement illustrates the point that I constantly preach: The cannabis industry needs you! Although there are many thoughtful and knowledgeable players in the industry, cannabis is still known as the Wild Wild West for a reason. A consistent and uniform approach to research, product development and regulation does not exist. Some people are making cannabis (hemp and marijuana) products without a strong background in chemistry and product formulation. Many legislators, governmental entities and regulatory bodies that are put in charge of making and enforcing the rules behind the cannabis products on your local shelves have little to no formal training in science, medicine or cannabis.
Will the real scientists and healthcare professionals please stand up? This is an opportunity for us, as Black STEM professionals, to transfer our knowledge and skills into an industry with a tremendous amount of potential for health and lifestyle benefits. The industry needs you to develop protocols for proper implementation, regulation and enforcement. The industry needs you to use your God-given talents to develop safe and effective products that push some of this mess off of dispensary shelves. Let me say it one last time for the people in the back:
THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY NEEDS YOU!
– Dr. Kaya