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Opportunity to Learn

We all benefit from opportunities to talk about cannabis, especially fact-based history. That's the first step to eliminate misinformation.

On Tuesday, November 14, the Cherry Hill Public library is hosting a Cannabis Community Conversation program, a free in-person event, to provide an opportunity for community members to learn about cannabis history and how that history has affected today.


Why are opportunities like this important?

As will be explored in the interactive 90-minute event - for years, for decades, for centuries, for millenia(!) - confusion, celebration, and controversy have followed this plant. When we start to see the historical patterns, when we start to unpack the motivations of those who intersected with it, when we start to identify how messaging impacted our views - only then do we begin to understand why the subject often results in such divisiveness across communities.

So, who attends a community conversation about a 28 million year-old plant?

- Those who want to understand why the state and federal policies differ

- Those who want to know why there are so many different names for cannabis

- Those who want to differentiate between all the different modes of consumption

- Those who want to learn more about whether the plant's reputation is accurate

- Those who want to hear about which ailments were historically treated with cannabis

- Those who want to pose questions to a person, not a search engine

It's an opportunity to participate in conversation steeped in verifiable, relevant, and credible cannabis information from informed voices that are sharing facts and data, not voices trying to make a sale or gain a follower.

In Emily Liu's recent piece in The Cherry Hill Sun about the upcoming event, "The Facts About Cannabis," Tierney Miller, head of reference and adult services for the library, said, "“Public education is what we do...Certainly around controversial or difficult-to-understand topics like cannabis and cannabis legalization, which is falling into this difficult area where states like ours have legalized it, but federally it has not.” Miller went on to say, “I always want us to be a beacon of truth for the community and the place where people can come to, especially in the age of when you Google something, there’s a lot of different information out there that you might find and it’s hard to know what you can trust."

You're invited to join the conversation. Registration is available on the Cherry Hill Library website. We hope to see you there.

Contact Elucidation Strategies for cannabis educational services.


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