More often than not we are bombarded with a daily barrage of news stories which paint a fairly bleak picture of the world we live in. Let's face it, there is a lot of division within our global community today and sometimes it seems to be getting worse, not better. All of the anxiety surrounding our global community is stressful, but within the dark, cannabis sheds the light. Cannabis actually brings people together, unlike so many things today that are driving people apart.
Here are some of the ways that cannabis brings people together.
Everyone loves tradition and we are constantly fascinated by learning from the traditions of other cultures and groups of people. Cannabis holds long standing traditions in a wide range of cultures and religions ranging from Hinduism to Rastafarianism. Though the traditions tied to cannabis are widespread, they are all connected by the use of cannabis for the purposes of healing and nourishment, both physical and spiritual.
The goal of cannabis in almost all traditions is to improve the lives of people and to provide them with comfort and spiritual enlightenment. These ideals are what has made cannabis so appealing to so many people, no matter their personal backgrounds. Cannabis provides people a connection to the greater ideal of nourishment, healing, and personal and spiritual understanding.
Cannabis can make you open and excited to learn about new people and new things. Cannabis allows you to free yourself of external stresses and anxieties and focus on the moment. Marijuana can also pique your curiosity and creativity, leading you to learn and create new things. When you interact with other people with cannabis, you often absorb new information because you find yourself open to new ideas with an understanding mindset. Cannabis can help you find connections between someone who may have led a completely different life than you, and you can learn from all of their unique experiences.
Cannabis has long been a persecuted plant. Though it is now just gaining its rightful respect as a viable medication and a safe alternative to alcohol, it is still widely misunderstood by many people who have been miseducated about marijuana their whole lives. People who consume cannabis widely understand what it is like to live with a sense of stigma.
Marijuana consumers know what it is like to be widely accepted in some areas, and demonized in others. Due to this, the cannabis community is most often welcoming of other groups that have felt like they have often been demonized or pushed to the side. Cannabis tradition also prioritizes fairness and sharing, meaning people who use marijuana often approach others with open arms and are willing to share what they have with them.
Have you ever heard the saying, “Couples that smoke together stay together”? Well there is a nugget of truth to that statement. Cannabis can reduce stress and anxiety that often leads to arguments between two people and can lead to even larger problems when tension mounts.
Marijuana can also lead to increased bonding between couples, both emotionally and sexually. Cannabis often enhances intimacy and sensuality, as well as increases communication between couples. Couples who smoke cannabis together also often share similar views and ideals, leading to an increase in trust, support, and understanding within the union.