I’ve been a recreational cannabis user for most of my adult life and hid this part of myself for years because it was outside of acceptable social norms. In many parts of the world, it still is; yet, there are huge numbers of people smoking marijuana in the shadow, hiding that part of themselves from the people they sit next to in church.
Cannabis, like most things in life, should be consumed in moderation. (Except Celery juice – apparently we can’t drink enough of that. Araminta’s got us on 300ml per day, I’ll let you know how that goes.)
With legalisation rapidly being introduced around the world, I think it’s time to have a more open conversation about this plant.
The insightful Netflix documentary, “Grass is Greener”, explores marijuana’s widespread use over decades across the planet. the war on drugs, US incarceration rates and systemic racism.
There are a few sections of the documentary where it gets a bit long-winded with stoners like Snoop Dog blazing on screen, but it’s worth sticking around till about an hour in where they share some mind-opening facts about the “green rush”.
There are some states in the US where weed is legal and people (mostly well-off white men) are making millions of dollars from the plant, while in a neighbouring state mostly black and Hispanic men are still being arrested and prosecuted for years for possessing tiny amounts of the same stuff.
If you want another perspective about the war on drugs, I highly recommend “Grass is Greener“.
If you want to see how cannabis supports me, watch this video.
A world in turmoil is a manifestation of the collective energy in that world. As we realise that we're all connected, we see a single person's suffering eventually affects us all. If we want a fairer and more beautiful world, we need to make sure that the grass is greener for everyone in that world.