Sometimes people within the medical cannabis community ask me how much I consume. And to me, that question almost seems loaded, because at times there’s a look of surprise when I say I stay medicated (if I even choose to answer the question). Recently, I received the immediate reaction of “Don’t you have a kid?” This is a problem. Using cannabis consumption— ESPECIALLY if you’re within the medical cannabis community, as a bar of judgment or measure of respect is beyond ugly. We get all of that enough from the outside. This mindset is more than harmful to those who are new to MMJ and to those who are already apprehensive and hesitant about medicating naturally DUE TO the stigma.
It’s obvious that even in the MMJ community, there’s a significant lack of education. So many immerse themselves into MMJ blindly without understanding it and they bring the stigma with them. So let me clarify a bit: medicated does not mean high. And even if it did… so? What does it matter how much each of us consume? We’re all different and our bodies are all unique. The amount and/or methods of consumption are not a measure of anything but tolerance and wants/needs. If someone chooses to safely stay medicated, mind your business. The MMJ community can be so much more if we focused on education instead of trying to judge one another’s character, medical needs, and intentions based on the amount of cannabis we consume.