Jon’s Daily Sesh | 1.16.2021 | A Lifesaver, A Medicine, A Companion, A Relief
As you know – I love the herb, no question about it! It has been a lifesaver, a medicine, a companion, a relief, and one of the most amazing plants, or substances, I’ve ever encountered. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels that way, as Americans spent over 18 billion dollars buying cannabis products during this last year. Cannabis is big business and getting bigger every year… once full-scale legalization hits, expect that 18 billion to skyrocket!
Today I have a question for my fellow pot smokers – how many of you suffer from depression and/or bi-polar disorder?
I’m asking this because depression is heavy on my mind today, literally. I woke up into the third day of a hard depression this morning. Today is worse than yesterday, and this has the feel of a long bout, but we shall see. This is a common occurrence for me, as I’ve mentioned in the past. Depression is never far away, even when I get a period of relief. Every month the depression cycles through because it’s a chronic illness, and it certainly isn’t circumstantial. Things are good right now in our life, and I have a project I love working on – Red Bench Reviews!
I’ve noticed, over the last twenty years or so since I’ve been dealing with this illness, that many people who have depression and/or bi-polar disorder use the herb to manage their symptoms – so many it amazes me. Because I’m very open about my depression, people often share their stories about their battles, and marijuana is often part of their arsenal against the depression monster.
Today the depression is just awful – there’s a dark sadness, lots of physical aches and pains, negative ruminations and a very noisy mental situation – my brain just runs around and around, seemingly of its own volition, on crappy thoughts… even while I’m writing.
Of course, I’m not writing about my symptoms to gain sympathy, but just to lay out exactly what I’m experiencing. I know that many others go through this same thing and will recognize what I’m writing as what they go through on some level…
I ate an edible a couple hours ago and I’m finally feeling some measure of relief. I smoked some herb earlier – it helped, but then the depression just came rushing back in. Now I’m going to eat another edible, and I know the build up of THC will push the depression away for a good couple of hours. Hallelujah!
As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I take several prescription meds to help with the depression. Does anything actually cure depression? Nope! There isn’t pill on the market that does that. All a person that has depression can do – is find the best way to deal with the symptoms.
“I’d give you everything I’ve got for a little peace of mind…” – The Beatles.
What is an hour or two of peace and quiet, no stress and anxiety and complete body comfort worth to you? What would it be worth to you to NOT spend the day being beat up by depression or taken on a manic run with bi-polar disorder? To me those moments of relief are priceless. Everyday I thank my Creator for making this amazing plant that does what no pharmaceutical pill I’ve ever used can do, and with so few side effects – and the side effects being increased appetite, a little dry mouth, and maybe a nap!
Because this plant has done so much for me on a daily basis, year after year, I’ve been fighting for it’s legalization and normalization for most of my life. And now, after all these years – we’re getting so close to the finish line I can almost taste it.
How about you – does any of this resonate with you? Have you been managing the symptoms of an illness with the herb? I’d love to hear your story – so feel free to use the comments below to tell me about your experiences.
Until later, best of health.
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