It has been ten years since I lived with my parents.
I don’t visit them as often as I should, but come hell or high water I always make sure to spend Christmas with them.
I have not missed a Christmas with them my whole life. As my folks get older they get crankier, and quite frankly are not much fun to be around. But the tradition is still important to me, and I think it’s important to them, as well. It’s just not Christmas if I’m not in my childhood home! This year I got their presents from my cannabis dispensary, in hopes they would be warmly received. In the past, my parents were both hardliners against cannabis use, but a lot has happened in the last few years. I have had discussions with them about the changing of cannabis laws. Much to my surprise, as soon the government changed their tune about the “dangers” of cannabis, so did my parents. In other words, once the authorities stopped saying marijuana was bad, so did my folks! With that in mind, I went to the cannabis dispensary and bought them each some very potent yet very legal edibles. Being as old as they were, I didn’t feel it was proper to get them a sack of cannabis – their lungs were not up to that challenge. On the other hand, edibles have the same physical high of quality bud, but without all the hacking and coughing. I will write back soon and let you know if they ate and enjoyed the edibles, or if I ate them all.