Saturday, April 20, 2024

Should Marijuana Be Part of a Major Conversation

The holidays are an opportunity for realizations and sharing, including life announcements.  But should marijuana be part of a major conversations?

Whenever family gathers there is a visit to past good times and grievances, and if there has been some times…a realization or need to share life announcements.  Whether it is a marriage, baby, divorce, move, coming out or an intervention, it is tricky and lots of moving parts.

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The topic might be heavy, the mood might be heavy, but finding the right words is imperative. It is important to be clear, to have a message and to be ready to questions, feedback and maybe even pushback.  All this means being on your A game.  No expert would suggest having significant alcohol before a sharing something about a life change.


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Utilizing cannabis before a talk might be beneficial, but it can also be detrimental. It depends on many factors, not the least is the topic at hand.  There are subjects we think long and hard about before bringing them up, however, they might be enhanced by either microdosing THC or imbibing in an amount you know you’re confident and have the ablity to share and the guide the information.. Changes in relationships can be some of the more difficult conversations, but elevating the discourse with a little cannabis can help you be more present, empathetic and delve deeper into what it is that you’re conveying and why.

Talking health issues is another place where cannabis may not only enhance the conversation, but may be a key part of what’s discussed. Everyone has at least one cannabis-resistant relative, but if said loved one is suffering, having a talk with them about introducing marijuana into their treatment may alleviate their suffering if you can get through. The key here is not to be stoned, but lifted, and to have talking points laid out before entering the room.

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When it comes to having a talk with a close friend to whom you’re breaking news or bringing up concerning actions or habits that have cropped up, introducing cannabis to the discussion can take the edge off for both of you. Stand firm in your convictions, but listen and try to see things through their eyes, no matter who you’re talking with.

If you’re not a daily or even weekly pot smoker or user, microdosing is definitely the recommended route pre-talk. Sometimes staying sober is the easiest route. If you want to remain clear-headed but need a little something, microdose with sativa. Then get a good, heady indica for after. You’ll probably have a lot to think about afterwards as well and that’s when cannabis will really be relieving to end a long day. Just don’t overthink what can’t be unsaid and breathe it out with every fragrant exhale.


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