I was pretty shy about going into the weed shop.
- Coming from a background that was strongly rooted in tradition, God & family, there wasn’t much room for anything at all similar to cannabis.
Marijuana was thought of as being straight evil in my family & much of my community. Even when I went to university, I didn’t want to try recreational marijuana because of the serious stigma. I mean, I was hundreds of miles away from where I grew up & still, I was genuinely afraid of repercussions if I chose to use recreational marijuana. That’s the sort of stranglehold all those compulsory beliefs had on me. My parents did the best they could & brought me up exactly the way they thought best. But it was also entirely dead wrong in a lot of ways. When I was actually diagnosed with breast cancer, the nurse recommended that I use sativa & indica products as part of my treatment. My almost immediate verbal answer was simply that I couldn’t do that. That’s how entrenched those feelings were & I was in my 40’s! The healthcare expert simply helped me understand that medical marijuana was actually legal & a fairly pressing part of the treatment plan. The indica strains would help my body deal with the nausea that I obtained from the chemo. And the sativa products would be helpful in that regard and be a positive mental & spiritual component to my situation. I went with the healthcare expert on medical marijuana. Not only did the cannabis products get me to recovery, I have a completely new perspective on life as well.