Placebo works because you’re told XYZ by someone you trust or you read XYZ on some label or some article you recognize as an authority.
Placebo works on almost everyone almost all of the time.
But most of this is just confirmation bias seeded by original source amplifiers taken up by group bullshit spigot directors, setting in motion a particular belief to spread through the population like a virus.
Example? “There’s a difference between uppy sativa and downy indica.”
Truth is, though, there’s nothing wrong with placebo in these contexts. If it works for most, why publicly expose a contradictory truth that’d make it harder to produce the most desired effects? Most of the anticipated response, as it’s felt, is created psychosomatically, a recurring loop of feeling an effect to felt effect proving efficacy, ultimately building into evidence of trust well placed.
But the placebo once exposed isn’t easily restored.
It’s nobody’s fault you’ve thought your way through all the smokescreens, misdirections, confirmation biases, social cognitive dissonances, confusion narratives, utilitarian myths and spurious explanations proliferating the cultural imagination of your lineage. It’s also nobody’s fault there’s nothing beyond the vanity fair maelstrom but kindness, duty and a daily drift towards terminal irrelevance.