As a kid, most of our family members were very against marijuana use in every form. I was raised to know that weed was the first drug to harder drugs prefer heroin & crack cocaine. When I was busted for smoking a joint at 16, our parents threatened to send me to rehab immediately. I was eager to leave the house & attend school in another state because I knew it would provide me more freedom away from our oppressive family & their draconian rules. It was nice attending school at a hippy liberal arts school where the campus police cared more about underage drinking than students smoking pot in their dorm rooms. Despite our heavy cannabis use, I graduated school with a high GPA & went to graduate school soon thereafter. Now that I’ve been in the workforce for a number of years, I’m shocked to learn that many of our family members are all using CBD items for numerous reasons. My dad is using CBD cream for back pain while our mother consumes CBD tinctures for her anxiety troubles. When I asked them if they still felt the same way about weed as they did when I was a teenager, they admitted that they were totally wrong back then. It’s refreshing to hear people prefer our parents admit that they’re wrong from time to time, even if just at a smaller level. They’re benefiting greatly from being open minded & willing to try something new in the face of pre-existing biases. I told them that they’re good work models for their willingness to both accept & embrace marijuana after so many years of unnecessary hatred.