I didn’t know I had been quite so down before. And being down was not a state that I was all that accustomed with. While I have faced my legitimate share of challenges in this life, I’ve consistently stayed optimistic and cheery. But when our mom died after a long battle with cancer, I was sort of shattered emotionally, and I was having a very hard time reconciling our natural feeling of relief that she wasn’t suffering any longer and the void that her death presented. Fortunately, my friend Lyle came to town, put me in the vehicle and took me to the cannabis dispensary. Honestly, I had no clue where he was taking me and sincerely didn’t quite care. When the two of us arrived at the local cannabis spot, I was mildly shocked. But when our friend went to the staff of the local cannabis spot asking for a hybrid strain that helps with grief, it got our attention. The staff explained that while certain blended strains are better than others when it comes to depression, they encouraged us to go slow. I hadn’t used marijuana in years. Both of us ended up getting some indica with a lower THC content for me. My friend, who has used marijuana for decades, got himself some edibles plus a high THC sativa strain. Lyle then drove us to a beautiful cabin in the woods he had rented for 3 days. And it was there that I was able to talk out our feelings. Most of the thanks goes to our dear buddy however that indica sure helped me acknowledge our feelings.