Well, we have a guest post from our contributing guest blogger again!
With a little help from some friends, we have the “Pass To The Left” guest post series. One of the main purposes of Budding Fort Collins is provide a platform for community discussion about cannabis culture in Fort Collins. It’s a place to share thoughts and ideas – a place to voice your two cents.
While I’d love for everyone to write openly with their name in a byline, that’s not always possible thanks to continued discrimination against cannabis users. I feel that it will lessen with time, though (maybe a lot of time, but still). So, guest posts will be able to write under pen names. I think that’s fair considering I’ll still do the bulk of the writing and not in fear of backlash. If you’d like to contribute a post, please email me at Kristin@buddingfortcollins.com!
Here’s a guest post from reader CB, who plans on writing in fairly often…
I’m a regular cannabis consumer. I partake on a nightly basis in order to sleep comfortably and for that, cannabis is ideal. Whereas many in the Fort Collins area choose the nightly wine, whiskey or the obviously tremendously popular fermented hops or wheat, there’s next-to-zero chance I’ll have a hangover.
Though nightly use covers the majority of my consumption, recreational use makes up the balance. As an adult consumer with responsible habits, this occasionally results in classic stoner behavior or CSB for future reference. I’m not talking about ordering the menu at Taco Bell, but it does involve a level of planning typically outside the grasp of the adolescent or amateur consumer.
In Fort Collins? This definitely means advanced visits to the local favorites. Mary’s Mountain Cookies, Butter Cream Cupcakery and in the summer, Walrus.
Though I certainly spend more money these days than I would have as a typical high school kid experimenting with Mary Jane and eating Hostess, as a connoisseur of both high-quality junk food and good cannabis, it’s just a much more rewarding CSB experience to plan a day of pjs, binge watching low-brow TV and napping in between high quality snacks.
The cool kids refer to it as, “couch lock,” but when you plan to take one of your days off a month and just veg out, it feels like a much more appreciable endeavor. As the man said:
You see, as a responsible adult consumer of cannabis, I take my consumption seriously. Sure, I’ll take a puff off of a well-rolled joint after a group dinner or spark up a bowl with friends I haven’t seen in a while just to catch up and relax while doing so, but the vast majority of the time, cannabis is helping me decompress.
Running a small business 60-70 hours a week inevitably means the two days off I get result in 4-6 hours of errands. So once a month, I give myself a day to hibernate and just let go of serious thoughts and planning.
The key, of course, is to make sure that one day off a month with a couple of salted-caramel or chocolate-on-chocolate cupcakes doesn’t turn into both days off and every night spent eating 3-4 mini cupcakes (because you know, they’re smaller, so that’s less unhealthy).
So, if you’re a cannabis consumer or considering becoming one and more often than not, you’re finding yourself overworked and run down, give yourself one day a month to just kick back and relax. You’re an adult, you’re responsible and you’ve earned a break.