#marijuana has had a huge, complicated role in my life. As far as personal use, I quickly came to the conclusion as a youngster, that partaking doesn't really work for my lungs, singing voice, or waistline.
But on a serious and substantive note. In the past, there are folks that I have stigmatized, judged, and ostracized, for the use and sale of #weed. Some of those folks follow me on here, and represent for me, relationships that are permanently severed, and altered, ultimately because of the #stigma that has its roots in #unjustlaws
In my late teens, I nearly lost an amazing, life-changing opportunity, because of an incident surrounding #pot. While #kindness and adults seeing my potential for success, was the key factor in that incident not resulting in a serious side-tracking of my personal development. I am also convinced, that my proximity to #whiteness in said incident, was some unconscious factor, in its positive outcome.
For the record, as a #publichealthadvocate in the state of #newyork (hi colleagues ) ...I feel like the best, most #healthyoption, for use of the substance, is #edibles.
Lastly, I do hope for #civilrights and #economicjustice for all who use and sell weed. Especially for #blackmen #blackwomen, and others from #marginalizedcommunities who have historically had unjust experiences with the #criminaljusticesystem of the #unitedstatesofamerica because of it. The substance has definitely been used as a key tool in operationalizing #massincarceration!
Anyway, #happy420 #stoners! You all have always seemed to have, a, um, special affinity for me. I wonder why?