Finding the right strain to calm my nerves

I quit drinking a few years ago after realizing I couldn’t take the physiological side effects anymore.

I looked terribly on a day to day basis, and consistently felt poor symptoms whenever I was stuck waiting for another shot or to get anywhere where I could buy a beer.

When my wife asked to have a conversation, she leveled with me about the drinking. Hearing it in her words snapped me back in place. I had a fire burning inside to change and stop the substance abuse. After getting clean, I decided to try weed for the reasons I consistently self-medicated with booze. Even though cannabis is still something you take in, it’s completely incomparable to alcohol. The latter is a literal poison, killing brain cells and wrecking your liver and digestive tract. It’s so addictive the withdrawal symptoms from long term use can literally kill you if you’re not on it. Even though marijuana still has minimal addictive qualities, it was worth the risk. I’m happy I took the plunge and decided to allow cannabis a chance. It eases my anxieties and quells my depressive thoughts like nothing else. Whenever I drink booze, I never feel like the drug is successfully calming my nerves. Cannabis is good as well because it is a plant, it has so many different varieties in strain selection. I have stuck with indica strains from the cannabis shop because they’re the most sedating and pain relieving types I have found. I’m fascinated by strains that have bright buds in particular. I have been told it has to do with the temperature in which they were grown.

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No more booze, only weed

It’s taking me time to get my head around marijuana. It’s a different sort of intoxicating effect compared to booze, and I wouldn’t compare it to any prescription pills either. I have never tried any hard drugs, but I drank my good share of booze while in college. Back then I had only tried marijuana 1 time, but it was fairly weak THC content. I didn’t really notice any discernible effects. The drinking had to quit when I had kids, and it became a promise to my family that I would get c;ean before the kids were in school. I felt like a new man, however there were anxieties that had stayed hiding beneath the surface. Once I removed the substance I was using to self-medicate, I realized there were psychological problems I was having in our subconscious mind that I had been burying away with alcohol abuse. My wife had used cannabis on and off in the past and urged me to try it. If I could get something natural that fixed my mental health complications, that would be fantastic. I got a medical card in my home state so I could shop at the cannabis dispensaries here. Because of my history with anxiety, the budtenders told me to try an indica strain first before going to a quick sativa strain. I know it was a lot stronger than he let on, because a single hit of orange kush had me ready to pass out. I took another hit and fell asleep on my couch for a few hours. It was a lot stronger than I thought it would be, however the effects were just great.

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Getting reduced priced edibles

I like trying out promotions, sales, and coupons.

There was a time when I thought buy 1 get 1 free sales were the best deals at grocery stores.

There also are 2 for 5 and giant markdowns on the price tags. I didn’t think about the coupon booklets that were consistently available at the entrance of the stores. It was amazing to save a few bucks on the order the first time I seriously sat down to scour the monthly coupons. When digital coupons took off, I saw a giant opportunity for more savings. Whenever I was headed to one or another, I’d always check their list of digital coupons on the store’s website before leaving the house. All of these practices have made it nicer for me to make ends meet as the economy dwindles and our task hours continuously get cut. I like weed, but my limited income is making the purchases hard to handle. I was excited when I discovered edibles during a random trip to the dispensary. They can do giant to little packing of edibles. I can get a Space Cake with a 24% THC content and will have enough to last me all week at a normal price. To keep those premium edibles from drying out or taking up precious space, they package the tiny candies into smaller jars and sell them for a smaller price. My favorite dispensary has marijuana edibles in small jars or little packaging. I will do candy, chocolate or gummies. I don’t care either way.
Orange kush

I am now doing delivery

I don’t think I’m going to shop at the cannabis dispensary fronts any longer.

  • I’m sick of waiting in lines for hours just to pick up an order I made a few days ahead of time on the internet.

Even before the pandemic, this was a major setback out of my weekly schedule. I consistently had to wait until after I got done with work at 5pm, just like all the other people who were in line and stacked up in the dispensary’s tightly packed front lobby. After the onset of the pandemic and amid statewide lockdowns, they had to switch to letting in only a few people in at a time. It made the process take double as long as before, and you’d be out in your truck in the parking lot waiting to be called back via a message from the team. The last time I went to the dispensary in person, a few clients refused to wear masks and the managers ignored the concern. I decided I would start buying from a different dispensary at this point. I found this good business that sells some of the best marijuana buds in the state and they offer free statewide shipping. Each zone in the state has a few delivery dates each week; so if you’re able to work around that limitation, their service is the absolute best. They have a menu on their website that is changed in real time with all of their available products like topicals, oils, concentrates, vape cartridges, and edibles.

 

Local cannabis spot

Thank goodness I still have marijuana

Each day I keep wondering to myself how much longer these terrible times will continue to go.

First I lost my task, then I spent weeks endlessly applying to unemployment as the statewide place kept crashing everyday.

Those who lost their jobs converged onto the website at once. When I finally gained unemployment, I noticed that the positives would soon expire. The first stimulus check helped me to avoid defaulting on my truck for the time being, but I desperately need more assistance. I think there are lots of people out there who are worse off than I am right now, which is a troubling thought. Beyond the financial woes, numbers of us are desperately trying to avoid catching the flu, either because we’re high risk individuals or there are high risk family members. When I see others refuse to wear face masks, it enrages me to the point where I want to scream in their faces. The only thing keeping me from losing my mind altogether is marijuana. I use it in the evening and early hours and it does a good job of keeping me sane. With so much uncertainty every day, marijuana helps me keep my day from falling apart. I found a cannabis dispensary that sells flower buds for massively reduced prices. Even if I’m low on cash, I can usually afford to buy enough cannabis to make a shake to get me through the week. It might be a little dry, but occasionally I like the taste.

OG kush

I need to pick a new favorite

My viewpoint towards pot has changed a ton since I first started using it a few ago.

  • At first it was a harsh experience that I’d compare to a mild hallucinogen, especially when my friends found high quality medical marijuana in the city.

The lower quality “city weed” as they called it was shipped in from a different country and was full of stems and seeds. It never had the same effect on my mind that the top shelf consistently did. When high quality medical marijuana became more and more usual as I progressed through undergraduate school, I was able to sample a wide range of strains. Purple Haze quickly became my favorite strain for it’s mentally stimulating effects, coupled with the all over body high that happens simultaneously. But as years went on and I eventually became a medical marijuana patient in my home state, I wasn’t experiencing the same effects from my favorite strains at all. Some strains like Blue Dream that I previously avoided became favorites as years went by. Others like Purple Haze and Chemdawg started to deliver me anxiety symptoms. I purchased Purple Haze from 3 different dispensaries and experienced the same feeling of panic in our brain each individual time. Clearly something in my brain makeup has changed in the years since I originally tried the strain. It’s frustrating because Purple Haze consistently gave me a pleasant and calming feeling, however now it only produces panic attacks when I smoke it. On the other hand, I’m finding that a lot of different strains are as good or better than the Purple Haze of the past.

 

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Lots of new marijuana products

I was so excited when my state started permitting cannabis dispensaries to carry smokable flower products.

For too long the group of us were restricted to tinctures, capsules, and distillate oil.

I don’t really understand why this was ever an issue from the start. The law that the group of us voted on was very upfront. There were no restrictions on smoking the medicine, especially if your physician said that it was the best form of ingestion after weighing alternatives. But our former governor was as persistent as he was cruel, and the problem got tied up in appeals courts until the current governor took office and quit the legal deadlock. Every one of us still has a long way to go compared to other states. However, it’s much better being a medical patient now than it was 3 years ago. You can only get by on poorly extracted distillate oil for so long before you develop a big tolerance. That stuff isn’t low cost either, with sixty a gram being the lowest price in the entire state. So for a few reasons, I’m ecstatic that the group of us can buy flower buds at last, however I’m even more gleeful about cold cured live rosin. It’s a highly strong concentrate made from fresh clippings of marijuana products. It retains numerous terpenes and cannabinoids that dissipate as the flower buds slowly dry and cure to the state where they can be packaged and sold for smoking and vaporization. Although the live rosin resembles blonde hash in looks, it’s easily a different thing altogether.

Girl scout cookies

Working to get weed legalized

Next year my neighborhood is set to vote on an amendment to the state constitution to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Roughly 5 years ago the group of us ushered in the state’s first medical marijuana program in exactly the same fashion.

It unquestionably wasn’t easy to get to this time. We battled with conservatives in the state for years just to get an initiative put on the card. I volunteered to pass out flyers in the early years of the long fight. When the first initiative failed to get half of the vote to amend the state’s constitution, the group of us pushed even harder the second time around. We reached a lot of older voters who were softening their ways towards the plant. Many had tried CBD at that point to great effects. Friends were telling miracle tales about pain relief and anxiety reduction using the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in tinctures, skin care, and capsules. The time to pass the law was finally here, and on its next election, it garnered more than half of the vote. There were strict guidelines put in place from day one. As medical dispensaries, the businesses were bound by the state to have every batch of a product taken care of at a third party laboratory. Companies in some of the states that had recreational marijuana at the time were not required to test the purity of their products. I was excited that all of my flowers and concentrates at our state’s dispensaries are safe to ingest without having to wait.

Local cannabis cafe

The girl scout strain

I love buying Girl Scout Cookies each year when the girls are selling them outside of the grocery store.

It’s exciting for me when I run into the table with the boxes of cookies piled up and on display for all to see.

I feel like a dog staring at a burger when I come across a box of thin mints. I consistently get samoas or tagalongs, but thin mints have consistently been my favorite and likely will stay that way. Eating them out of the freezer feels like a godlike experience. I visited the local cannabis dispensary the other day and noticed a strain I had never seen before. It was named Girl Scout Cookies, which gave me a thrill of excitement. I pulled out my iPhone and started searching reviews for the strain on the internet and was surprised by what I found. There were people saying it was their favorite strain of all time. Even among users at large, it seemed like a very popular strain. I was looking for a good hybrid strain to smoke for the late day and early evening hours, so Girl Scout Cookies sounded like a good match. I’m excited I decided to buy the strain, because the flower buds smell so yummy and the effects are calming and euphoric. I never thought I’d find another kind of Girl Scout Cookie that I would like as much as those cookies in the store. Sometimes I laugh at these names that growers deliver these strains, but more often than not they turn out to be stellar batches of marijuana.

 

Cannabis oil pen

I ate too powerful of an edible

I stupidly ate the entire piece of candy ahead of my trip to the movie center.

I had the idea to do a day trip to our city’s movie center and begin the day with a motion picture in their gigantic IMAX theater. This would make it the first time I took a trip to our city’s movie center since going with my 5th grade class a few decades ago. A few things have changed, but I’m surprised by how many of the original exhibits are still there. They even have a beautiful butterfly garden outside that has a few green trees that started as small shrubs when I saw them as a kid. My favorite area of the movie center was consistently the IMAX theater. It’s an experience that you have to see with your own eyes to get. It feels like you’re in a large place with a screen that stretches far above your head and far below your feet. This gives the effect of feeling like you are dangling in mid air in front of a motion picture screen blown up to ten times its usual size. When you see a motion picture with a lot of drone footage of cliff sides and landscapes, it’s an unforgettable thing. When I went recently, I decided to take an edible that I purchased at the cannabis dispensary a day before. I had lost the basket that had the packaging content on it. I needed the THC percentage on the label. I stupidly ate the entire piece of candy ahead of my trip to the movie center. I thought the IMAX experience would be amazing, however the effects of the edible were so strong and unpleasant that I started to get bad vertigo watching the screen. I kept thinking that I was going to pass out from the effects. When I got home later that night I found the packaging for the candy. I had managed to eat way too much THC.
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