Cannabis Can Bring Us Closer To God

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When racking my brain for a topic for this latest installation of WEIRDOS, I came upon a topic that I, honestly, am very apprehensive about addressing publically: How cannabis can bring us closer to God. It helped me see and feel things I had not or could not before. In 2020, without the encouragement of my friend or the community aspect of an in-person yoga class, I turned to watch pre-recorded yoga videos available on YouTube. But as long as I have this platform with High Times to pen an opinion piece, I figured I’d keep it as real as possible. Once, after puffing a few bowls of cannabis in the park, I wandered into a sacred space, a ring of giant redwood trees.

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When racking my brain for a topic for this latest installation of WEIRDOS, I came upon a topic that I, honestly, am very apprehensive about addressing publically: How cannabis can bring us closer to God. My hesitation in writing about this topic has more to do with my background than with the very real assertion that cannabis has assisted people on spiritual paths since ancient times. As someone who went to a Catholic elementary school, organized religion has been something I chose to reject in my adult life. But with the ongoing crush of COVID pushing all of...

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