For years, consuming marijuana has been seen as a Taboo activity. The United States education system has continuously advocated for students to stay away from marijuana no matter what. It is seen as a “gateway” to hard drugs like Cocaine, Ecstasy, and Heroine. We’ve seen this through campaigns like D.A.R.E., where employees came into K-12 facilities to emphasize how “bad” of a drug that marijuana is.
In recent years, we’ve seen the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in 42 out of the 50 states within the United States and in other countries as well.
Kelis, widely known for her hits Milkshake, Bossy, and Trick Me, has taken a massive step in changing this perception of marijuana. On April 20th, Kelis released her new Netflix series “Cooked With Cannabis,” a cooking show where chefs cook marijuana-infused meals.
The show not only shows viewers different ways to infuse their meals but also shows the positive health effects that marijuana has on the body. In episode 4, Chef Heather Feher indicates how she was against marijuana for a very long time, and it wasn’t until she began working for a cannabis company that she realized the benefits, saying that it turned into “unlocking a decade’s worth of depression and anxiety. The effect was so profound on me that now I’m a huge advocate for it“.
It is crucial that we eliminate the negative stereotypes around marijuana and consumers, and embrace the positive effects that it has on our bodies.