Cannabis is medically significant. It has helped and is continuing to help huge numbers of people deal with chronic pain, combat epileptic fits, fight cancer, and more. But still people are hesitant.
Ever heard the phrase “the plural of anecdote is not data”? It’s a very interesting little saying that first appeared in 1982, and its point is good: just because people say something doesn’t mean it’s true. But did you know that the original phrase is literally the opposite of that? In 1969 Raymond Wolfinger said “the plural of anecdote is data,” in a response to a graduate student at Stanford. In a sense BOTH sayings are true, but if we consider data to be the precursor to rather than the same as information and knowledge, Wolfinger’s statement wins. While it’s important to establish full understanding through formal testing and research, anecdotes can be very valuable…Continue reading