There was a time, not that long ago, when I seriously considered punching my boss in the nose.
I would sit at the desk in my cubicle, staring at my computer screen blankly as I daydreamed about beating him up. I knew that it wasn’t really his fault, he was just the bearer of bad news, but I was still angry. I managed to calm down and leave for the day, but I knew I had to make a change. That much frustration and rage can’t be allowed to build up, or else it will explode. I went to someone I trust, Jim, the lead budtender at the local cannabis dispensary, and asked for some wisdom. Jim recommended meditation and cannabis edibles, in equal measure. As usual, Jim was right. This is a holistic approach to self-care, Jim explained, and if I just smoked cannabis and didn’t meditate then I was just covering up the problem. I needed to enjoy the cannabis, get nice and relaxed, and then focus inwardly and spend a few hours in self reflection and tranquility. I know that finding inner peace isn’t an easy task, but I think cannabis made it a lot easier. After spending a few quiet hours deep in meditation, pausing only to smoke more cannabis, I felt renewed and reinvigorated. Since then I smoke cannabis every day, and I meditate every evening after work, to release all the tension and stress before it can become toxic. Jim may be a budtender at the cannabis dispensary, but sometimes he seems more like a guru to me.