I live in a small college town, where about half the population is made up by students.
These students come from all over the country, and many of them have never been this far south before.
This means that every year when hurricane season starts there are thousands of young people who have no idea how dangerous it can be. I live outside of town, and my next door neighbors are a group of college kids. During the last hurricane I went over to check on them after the power went out, and found them smoking cannabis and playing Beer Pong. Here I was being worried and stressed, and these kids were having a grand old time with marijuana, vodka, and beer. I made a choice to relax and not worry about the storm. Smoking a few tokes of high-caliber cannabis helped to ease me into a more chill mindstate. Eating a 10mg cannabis edible reinforced my choice, and had me sitting on the couch for two straight hours. We had a great time that night, and it forever changed the way I prepare for a hurricane. I still get lots of canned food and bottled water, and gas for my generator, but I also stock up on cannabis and cannabis edibles, too! As dangerous as a hurricane can be, the stress and worry can be just as dangerous, and cannabis really helped take the edge off. I have a vacuum-sealed jar in the pantry with an emergency back-up supply of medical cannabis in preparation for the next big storm.