Earlier this year, the eye-catching headline ‘Marijuana Contains “Alien DNA” from Outside of Our Solar System, NASA Confirms’ made its way around the world wide web thousands of times before the truth could even put its pants on.
The article, clearly a hoax from the fine folks over at IFLscience.com, was intended to exploit the clickbaity nature of social media where many people never make it past the headline before making up their mind on the subject. . . and it worked.
But the fact that so many people are so mystified by the layers of healing and new discovery within the cannabis plant really speaks to the larger issue that for far too long cannabis has been shunned by governments and societies, making real lab-grade research nothing more than a pipe dream for willing researchers.