This blog may not be for everyone. And that's ok. I'm fully aware of what could happen by posting content like this, and I see more positive outcomes than negative. So hold on, here we go…
As I'm sure you can tell by the title of this post, I use cannabis regularly. And when I say "regularly," I mean daily. But, before you lay the gavel down, and judge me on the spot. Let me share with you my top three reasons for my relationship with cannabis:
It Saved My Life
Yes, this is a bold statement and one hell of a way to start, but let me give you a bit of history.
I rarely used cannabis growing up. There was the odd time when someone would have a joint at a party or while camping in my twenties, but it wasn't very often. It wasn't until my forties that I discovered the laundry list of health benefits of cannabis. Here's a link to one of my favourite resources if you want to learn more - HealthLine. But, what saved my life, was cannabis helped me remove the mental blockers that were holding me back from expressing myself. This may not sound like much, but it's a game-changer for someone on the brink of un-aliving themselves from years of being told to be someone else (plus regular therapy sessions and self-care had been a significant part of my healing process).
Tapping into More Profound Creativity
This benefit was a happy accident. As someone who taps into creativity daily, it can be draining. There are days when creatively I have nothing to give, but my clients also have deadlines and expectations. Cannabis removes the roadblocks in my way to channel a constant flow of creativity. So far, the only tiny hiccup to having an open tap to creativity is sometimes it's hard to turn it off. You wind up working/creating at all hours of the day and night, but I'll take it because I'm sure there is a reason why, I just haven't found the answer yet (stay tuned, there may be more to this).
It's Literally a Plant
Over the past few decades, cannabis has been given a pretty bad rap. I remember growing up in the 80s during the "war on drugs," and I was always taught that drugs were terrible as a child. As an adult, and as more and more research is done, the history of healing properties for this organic matter is uncanny. I highly (insert stoner joke here…lol) recommend checking some of the documentaries on Netflix and YouTube. They cover a ton of research and medical data to support the use of cannabis, plus they dive deeper into the long history of cannabis and humanity.
Hey, thanks for sticking around if you've made it this far. If you still think or feel I am out of line to share this type of content, that's ok. I understand cannabis isn't for everyone, but I appreciate you being open to my vulnerabilities, so thank you!