Colorado has a booming marijuana business. Tax revenues are in the billions, housing is going up everywhere, employment is active. The medical side, without the mild-altering THC, has many benefits: seizures, chemo patients and pain management to name a few. Perhaps it is the answer to the opioid crisis that has sent many desperate pain-ridden people into misery and homelessness.
I don’t like pot and have no need to lie about that. I tried it many years ago and learned that it was not for me. As an intuitive empath, I normally sense and read people’s emotions. Part of my life purpose is to assist with healing, so I automatically go into the mode of drawing out negative energy. People use pot typically to calm down, let go of stress and release negative emotions. When I was under the influence, I turned into a human vacuum cleaner and sucked up a lot of sh*t from people, leaving me in a depressed, anxious and crabby state. Pot is not for me.
I don’t really have an opinion of whether it is right or wrong. Apparently the medical version is highly [no pun intended] effective. However, it should not be used by children and young adults because of the effect on brain development. It is also detrimental and sometimes fatal to animals. But as with any sort of addiction, pot is a way of avoiding or covering up negative emotions. It is a temporary state that doesn’t lift a person up more than they were down.
It is high time to deal with our sh*t instead of getting high to avoid getting down.
Nothing outside of yourself is ever going to make you completely happy. Addictions or distractions come in many forms and typically cost money. They are temporary fixes for our pain. Look within before you look without and ask yourself “what is the source of my pain?” Seek professional help if it is not something you want to deal with on your own. Own your pain. Facing your pain is not as scary as you would think. Allow your body to release the chemical toxins associated with emotional pain by crying, shaking and even vomiting. This is normal. Tears will stop. Write about it in a journal. Nurture yourself with a warm bubble bath. A cup of herbal tea. As you work through your pain, you will find that you will begin to have less of a need to cover it up with distractions.
And then, your highs will be higher than the lows are low.