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Should You Use Marijuana Before A Big Talk With Friends Or Family?

From moving out, an intervention, or other major life events, incorporating cannabis into the discussion can elevate or take away from your choice.

There are times in life when a big talk, one that’s likely unexpected on one side or perhaps dreaded on both sides, is not only called for, but necessary. We’re talking about big, life-changing moments which can shape a life, depending on how they turn out. From moving out, an intervention, or other major life events like a marriage, birth, or death, incorporating cannabis into the discussion can elevate or take away from your choice.

The topics might be heavy, the mood might be heavy, but finding the right words is imperative. Utilizing cannabis before a talk that takes guts can be very beneficial, but it can also be detrimental. It depends on many factors, not the least of which is the topic at hand. Some things need to be dealt with immediately with your closest companions and family and a pause for a sesh isn’t called for. If there is urgency, focus on the matter at hand and unwind with a joint or vape after the talk or talks have come to a natural conclusion.

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There are subjects that we think long and hard about before bringing them up, however, that are enhanced by either microdosing THC or imbibing in an amount within which you know you’re confident and fluid. 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.

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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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