My entire family prioritizes physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
As a little girl, I was involved in all sorts of activities.
I took dance and gymnastic lessons, learned how to figure skate and participated in soccer, volleyball and tennis teams. My family often went for bike rides and hikes. We spent our weekends kayaking, swimming, playing baseball or cross-country skiing. Even as adults, my brother and I still frequently workout together, go for runs and share new exercise strategies. My mom, dad and brother all have a very negative opinion of cannabis. In their minds, anyone who partakes in marijuana has no ambition, is an addict and will never achieve anything. I have tried to explain that cannabis is just a plant, no different from thyme, lavender or oregano. While it can induce psychoactive sensations, it also offers a wide range of curative properties without side-effects. We live in Denver, Colorado, where adult-use cannabis is entirely legal. I regularly shop at the local dispensaries. I’ve found that a few drops of a tincture or quick inhale of a vape enhances my workouts and activities. I have more energy, feel more motivated and tend to push myself further. I’ve also learned that cannabis is helpful in alleviating the aches and pains of a strenuous training session. My brother suffers from plantar fasciitis, and my mother deals with arthritis. My dad lives with the pain of bone spurs. The dispensary carries plenty of CBD products that would work to reduce or entirely alleviate their symptoms. CBD causes no high. It is entirely natural. They won’t even try it.