There seems to be a neverending list of “Life is” quotes, Life is a beach, Life is a gift, Life is a song, etc, etc, etc. There has to be a reason for this fascination. Either way, we can all relate to our individual pursuits to happiness, whatever that may be. In life, we can have ups and we can have downs, we can standout or we can decide to go with the flow. No single path is right or wrong. Life is all made up of individual decisions and this is why we should be excited about the journey.
Growing up as a kid in the 80s, we were constantly reminded of how bad drugs were for us. We were told, we should aspire for more. People who do drugs aren’t fun and real friends wouldn’t put you in questionable situations. As parents, I’m sure their motives were well-intended. Even with good intentions, the narrative became wildly emotional and lacked some factual base.
Cannabis as a medicine has provided me with focus and clarity on things that mean most to me. It is not a way to escape or avoidance, like self-medicating with alcohol. With this plant, the need to hide out of fear or disappointment is no longer there personally. It is with the plant, which brings us out and drives our desire to make a difference. For over 80 years, cannabis prohibition has been unjustly vilified.
It is videos, like the one below that, have created a false societal understanding of cannabis and how it can be used in our daily lives.
Cannabis is for the journey, not the destination.
Cannabis life does not lead to the couch but out the door. Cannabis does not make people lazy, lazy people are lazy and nothing more. Don’t let naive people keep you from becoming the best version of you! You know yourself best and no one will ever fight for you more than you, so love yourself.
Whatever life means to you, I hope you find joy throughout your journey in life.