My Experience and Relationship with Cannabis
Cannabis can be part of a healthy lifestyle.
Since I came into the menopause years, my tolerance for both alcohol and caffeine changed (the body just processes substances/stimulants differently because of the hormonal changes) but since I started to use cannabis, I can now enjoy coffee in the morning without any issues.
Of course I can’t prove that it has to do with cannabis, but after have been going back and forth with coffee for a few years and getting to know my body on a whole different level, I can only conclude that cannabis has a lot to do with the positive changes.
It has definitely balanced things for me (read my other article on cannabis HERE), but I’m only sharing my own experiences and thoughts on this, so don’t take any of what I say as advice or suggestions.
You’re an adult, and the only suggestion I would give anybody is that you need to do your own research on it, and only if you feel internally guided to do so.
Having a healthy relationship with cannabis.
I have a history of drug addiction (I’ve been clean for 20 years on January 25th next year/2022), but my relationship with cannabis back then can’t even be compared to the relationship I have with it today.
And my main addiction was to stronger drugs such as amphetamine etc. so cannabis in itself was never a ‘problem’ for me in the same way the other drugs were.
My intention when I started experimenting with cannabis this year was to see if it could help me with my peri-menopause issues, and it has really been like a miracle for me and has helped me a lot.
At the moment I’m 100% symptom free (and have been for quite some time now) and I feel fabulous and I’m not having any issues at all.
I use cannabis mainly for medicinal reasons but also occasionally for recreational purposes.
It’s less harmful than alcohol so it can definitely be part of an overall healthy lifestyle if used in responsible ways.
I also enjoy it sometimes when I meditate, and in other settings as well, such as while cooking, listening to music, and things like that.
It’s important to use cannabis with respect and clear intention so that the relationship stays healthy.
Cannabis has been used for spiritual reasons too for thousands of years.
It’s used in Shamanism, as plant medicine, and Taoist monks use it in ceremonial settings for example.
There’s so many interesting things that I have learned about cannabis that I had no idea about until a few months ago.
Cannabis also enhances the process of neuroplasticity, which I’ve also experienced powerfully in my meditations, so in that way too it’s interesting to explore (for me).
There’s so much more I could say about it, but my main intention with sharing this is simply to bring it more out into the open to help break the stigma around it.
It’s okay by societal norms to say you drink wine, take sleeping pills, or whatever other prescription drug it may be, or even drink coffee, which is the most used drug in the world, and I think it should be just as ‘normal’ to say that you use and enjoy cannabis, if you do that.
I have learned so many positive things about it both from my own experiences and through other people’s stories and other research I’ve done, so it’s obvious to me that this needs to get more into the open.
The more people that talk openly about their cannabis use, the more the world opens up to do more research about it.
And the more scientific research and studies that are done, the more people can come to benefit from the health/medicinal (as well as recreational) benefits of cannabis.
And just like with everything else in life, it’s obviously not for everyone,
But it should definitely be everyone’s own choice to use it if they wish to do so, just like with any other legal substances/stimulants/medicines we use, such as alcohol, caffeine, and prescription drugs.
I’m always open to talk more about these things so please feel very welcome to start a conversation in the comments section below!