Everyone knows that you can follow all kinds of groups, organizations and such that are in favor of Cannabis but are you using social media to it’s full extent? What about all those Representatives in Congress? How about the FDA, Department of Justice, NIDA, NIH, and countless others?
It’s easy to follow them and depending on who they are they may send out lots of information or very little. In any case it gives you an opportunity like we saw in a recent FDA post about Opiate addiction.
Here the FDA is talking about the Surgeon General and the national Opiate Epidemic sweeping the United States.
This gives more than one person an opportunity to confront the FDA about the medical use of cannabis. Present information that the use of opiates is down in states that have legalized cannabis.
Surprisingly the FDA responded to at least one of the comments with a link to their website. Interestingly enough the information the FDA provides on it’s website link is both wrong and also opens new questions.
Are you using your use of Social media like Facebook to keep yourself informed and also have an opportunity to present information to the millions of people who also follow these groups?
Then there are your representatives both locally and federally. All of them have Facebook Pages. Follow them, look for opportunities to make intelligent comments that deal with Cannabis. You would be surprised the number of opportunities you can have to not only educate your representatives but also those who are also following them.
This tactic also works great with Call in Radio programs, which is frankly where we got the idea. Our founder used to call into one Talk Radio program so often he had his own theme music. He looked for opportunities to be able to call into the program and turn the conversation to Cannabis.
Social media gives you another opportunity to educate people about Cannabis. Get out there and like pages of those who represent you and also the agencies that regulate you and get an opportunity to express your voice about Cannabis.