Educational Resources

When it comes to cannabis and the growing industry surrounding it, the amount of information available can be overwhelming. From blogs to vlogs, podcasts to scientific journals, there is a lot to filter through when trying to find the answers to our many questions on legality, safety, efficacy, dosing and more. We all want to ensure that the information we are receiving is current, accurate, and pertinent to our personal edification.

 

To make your search easier, Jade Green Consulting has compiled a list of what we have found to be the best and most reliable resources, spanning across a variety of mediums and topics. Whether you are new to cannabis or an industry veteran, here are some valuable resources to help navigate this consistently evolving space:

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Green Flower is an incredibly easy to navigate site that is filled with helpful information and unique articles written from different industry perspectives; their sources are cited, the reading is light, and the topics are diverse and stimulating. The site is broken down into easy-to-follow categories including: Health, Cannabis 101, Grow 101, Lifestyle, and more. There’s even some options on cooking with cannabis. Plus, they have a variety of online training programs designed for individuals and/or teams, as well as hundreds of free (with e-mail sign up) videos available in “Ted-Talk” style presentations. For readers that want to keep up with industry leaders and experts, Green Flower also has Q&A video interviews with professionals, politicians, celebrities, and others to provide plenty of insight to the growing industry.

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Another great resources for cannabis users is Leafly, a well-organized, minimalist website that is particularly beneficial for those with an affinity for flower. Leafly created a proprietary strain guide that resembles the Periodic Table of Elements which allows professionals and casual consumers alike to learn more about different cannabis strains, their unique properties, and where to find them. Leafly has several informative podcasts you can tune into, “The Roll-Up” and “What Are You Smoking,” both of which are free online and cover cannabis news, science, and more.

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People that work in the cannabis industry may roll their eyes at Weedmaps making the list, but we have found time and time again that a majority of new consumers end up on this site for educational resources and to find dispensaries in the area. Founded in 2008, Weedmaps is often called the “Yelp” of cannabis – but it’s much more than a dispensary directory and review site. Weedmaps’ “Learn” page is a great place for beginners who want to understand the very basics to the most complex systems involving cannabis. True to its name, one can navigate the sticky roads to understanding the endocannabinoid system, how best to consume cannabis, its history, and plenty more.

Jon Croney