They say that everyone’s a critic these days, & speaking as a budtender in a dispensary, I must agree with that statement.
Because of the internet & social media platforms, everyone thinks that they are easily an expert, too.
It particularly irritates me. Let’s take a look at art critics. There is actually nothing more subjective than art, so someone giving myself and others their supposedly expert opinion on a painting is meaningless. I can look at the painting, as well, for myself & decide what I recognize about it, I don’t need an expert for that. The exact same thing is true of cannabis critics, & people that recognize they have a designated expert opinion that means more than anyone else’s opinion. I don’t need to honestly understand the botanical lineage of the cannabis strain I’m smoking, I just want it to chill me down, taste good & get myself and others stoned! Keep your college comprehension & your long-winded essays to yourself, & just let myself and others know, instead, if there is a strain of cannabis I should try out. I always listen to people’s opinions about modern cannabis, just not when they have the attitude of “educating” myself and others about the plant. I don’t need education, I just want to smoke the best cannabis the world has to offer these days. That means I’m not a cannabis critic, however a cannabis fan! I’m a fanatic about it for my own purposes, & like meeting other people who smoke cannabis. But please, don’t bother to tell myself and others about your blog or your podcast, because I’m not at all interested in any of that crap. On the other hand, if there is a bad blend or strain of cannabis that is making the rounds, I think it is good to be warned about it.
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