It’s easy to slip between the cracks these days with constant changes in technology.
I remember when the internet was a fairly passive affair during the days of Web 1.0 before blogs and social media sites became the norm. It took a lot of energy to learn computers and navigate the internet in the 1990s. Suddenly, things shifted at the turn of the millennium, and the internet started a rapid process of evolution. After a number of years where the internet was seen as a collection of landing points where people would merely consume content generated by others, suddenly the “world wide web” became seen as a collaborative, DIY process. Social media companies started to pop up in the early 2000s along with the popularity of blogs and forums for any number of niches both specific and general. Although we are still awaiting the next major paradigm shift in internet connectivity, we keep seeing the web emesh itself further and further into the daily habits of people from all backgrounds and demographics. You have to download an app just to order a carry-out pizza from the pizzeria these days. Aside from learning these apps for these companies, you have to be your own information advocate. If you’re not pushing yourself to consume facts and information, you’ll easily fall between the cracks into sheer ignorance. There are a lot of products in the cannabis world that are sadly a lot different than what they initially appear to be. Cannabis distillate oil with botanical terpenes isn’t really the strain that is listed on the package. It’s just general THC oil extracted from any random strain, and then botanical terpenes are added to “simulate” the effects of the intended strain. Some people report headaches after vaporizing and inhaling botanical terpenes.