I can remember being a little kid and going with my dad to a shop or the store.
It was really a treat because he was my hero and I just adored being with him.
He had a red MG convertible and just riding around with my dad on errands felt like the thrill of a lifetime. Dad and I are still going shopping together. But the place we go is to the cannabis shop. It’s not that we are a pair of serious pot smokers or anything. The weed shop has the medical marijuana that is helping my dad. I don’t have a convertible but my dad really loves riding in my big truck. It’s something that still ties his memory to me. Dad is suffering from dementia and there are times where he gets very disoriented and can’t remember who people are or where he is. Fortunately, we have the resources for him to get the care he needs. That is a blessing for sure. Another blessing has been the medical cannabis. Dad has been taking it for about 6 months now and it really helps. It provides longer stretches of lucidity. However, I think the best thing is that it calms him greatly when he can’t remember or is confused. I have hated watching the fear in his eyes when that happens. That’s why I’m so incredibly grateful for medical marijuana. This is so tough to watch my dad go through. But having this calm from the weed really helps. And I will never forget all the times that we have been able to go to the weed shop together. It’s amazing because he is still so much my hero.