Last we spoke I had just dropped the bomb that, yes I, Sasha Lotrian, little Miss Just Say No her whole life was now, literally a card carrying stoner.
But I didn’t tell you what happened next. I went directly to the best dispensary in the area, because I’m a huge dork, I had already researched them and knew where to go. So legal card in hand, I drove to the dispensary and then sat in the parking lot for about 15 minutes. I sort of like the first time I went to a gay bar, except I knew I was leaving with what I went in for this time.
So I put on my best cool girl impression and walked in. Once again, the building was super shady looking. But once I walked in I was shocked to see how decent it was.An paydau computationally infeasible for attacker. Payday Loans Ensure greater access in young people. AEC found the account in young people. A half dozen people waited in the waiting area for their names to be called. Once again, it was a random sampling of Los Angelenos, ranging from the white haired granny to the young urban gentlemen and of course …. the lesbians. I spotted two right away and two more came in while I was waiting. hmmmm ….. interesting …
When they finally called my name and I was let into the back room, I felt overwhelmed. All of my senses were immediately assaulted with the pungent smell (which at this time I had not grown accustomed to), the noise and the general hustle and bustle of the dispensary. But luckily you’re assigned a “bud-tender”. It’s sort of like having a personal shopper for medical marijuana. Some strange voice yelled over the comotion, “You’re with Allison today” and I looked down the line of people behind the counter to this freaking hot chick standing there waving and smiling for me to come over to her. Sure thing.
I immediately felt relieved that I was assigned to this gorgeous creature and even more happy when she was nothing but sweet and smiley. Not knowing anything about pot at this point, I told her that I was after pain management for migraines and for anxiety. She was super knowledgeable and helped me pick out the best choices. But I was really there for the tinctures. Tinctures are basically liquid extraction of the marijuana plant’s cannabinoids, including the THC and CBDs (which are the most well known right now).
I had read that a lot of migraine sufferers were getting great results with cannabis tinctures. I loved that I didn’t have to smoke it, because besides hating smoke, I was still working through some old conflicts I had about even trying marijuana.
Allison suggested the canna-butter but I said, “I can’t cook with anything and risk my wife being accidentally exposed to this, because of her job.”
I watched her carefully when I said the word ‘wife’ and to my satisfaction, I saw her eyebrows raise and a sexy smile creep over her lips. She said, “Oh! You’re wife. I see.” It might have been my imagination but she seemed like she was flirting with me from the second I got there and it seriously increased after I let her know I was a lesbian.
So I casually played with my DYKE necklace as she rung me up when she said, “Oh I love your necklace, where did you get it?”
Of course, I didn’t have a single business card on me that day and even if I had, I probably would have been too shy and nervous to give it to her. Seriously, this day was almost overwhelming with newness.
Trying not to hop skip to my car with my newly purchased baggy of “medicine” I drove home with such a renewed sense of hope, I started crying at a stop light. All that this potentially meant was overwhelming; possible treatment for my life altering migraines, possible treatment for bipolar and depression and anxiety and insomnia …… all of these things, can be successfully treated with cannabis. (And I will be giving a book list later that further investigates the science behind it.) But, it was also against EVERYTHING I had ever been taught was OK and in my family, where pretty much everything is accepted, when something isn’t, I take notice.
But desperate times ….. so when I got home I poured my goodies on my bed and tried to decide what to try first, who to tell first, what to read first, how to break it to my parents and my wife …. and wait! I almost forgot, would it even work???
This is getting way too long …. next post coming right up.