All my friends from up north are talking about how pot was legalized in MA to the extent you can possess it, grow it, use it, or buy it. But you can’t sell it. Now how utterly stupid is that? You can’t buy it until July 1, 2018. I guess it’s to give those diehard “it’s a gateway drug” people time to adjust. And Florida….they legalized, finally, medical marijuana, but all the counties except maybe one, have pushed back allowing the dispensaries to open.
I just don’t get the big hubub over it. People on pot don’t go hopping in their cars speeding around recklessly. Generally when one is stoned, they don’t want to go anywhere! And if they do, they are far more likely to drive below the limit, both hands on the wheel, very cautiously. Ever heard of someone being stoned and picking up a gun and shooting someone? No. Or domestic abuse that was aggravated by the husband that was high?
People need to get over it. It is a plant that grows on this earth, not something created in a lab to alter your normal psyche. It has so many many varied medical uses. I will tell you, when I had my stomach bug a couple months ago, a friend brought me a couple joints and it was such a HUGE relief physically to just have a few hits off the joint.
I do believe that once it’s fully legal in MA, it will follow suit in all the New England states. Because none of them are but a short driving distance from MA, except maybe northern Maine. And even that is 4 or 5 hours at most. The rest of the states, particularly CT which is always in a revenue pinch, will want the tax revenue that it creates.
In other news, I heard from Tom, the guy I was saying was a lot like Scott in a basic way. I heard from him last night, and began to change my mind about that similarity with his conversation. He was much more open and willing to let me know who he is. He has something going on, but I don’t think it’s other women. I think maybe he is just very guarded, but has started opening that window to making himself vulnerable. He asked me not to give up on him just yet. I hadn’t said I would give up on him, but I told him I wouldn’t. I told him, I don’t know, but feeling energy is my thing, and I feel like there’s a possibility that there could be magic, and I would so love a little magic in my life. It’s rare to feel this connection. I felt an instant connection to Scott, and I am still sure I knew him in another life. It’s not that kind of connection with Tom, thankfully. But it is a intense connection. I can’t define it at the moment, but I can feel it. This time I’m being way more cautious with my heart. I’ll let it play out, without expectations, only hope. Just going to enjoy the ride til it’s time to get off of it.
I’m learning not to invest so much of myself, so fast. I am remembering the lessons of Brene Brown in Rising Strong, especially Braving Trust. So far, when this man has put a few marbles in my jar, he’s not dumped it over and taken them back, as was Scott’s MO. My ex….in the end, never put any in but stole all he could out of it. Tom is earning my trust, albeit very slowly. But the movement is in a positive direction.
I’ve always worn my heart on my sleeve. I’m trying to subdue that a bit, I think it’s too much for many people. I’ll put it out there, put myself out there, but only as a friendship develops.
I got a message from one of the other nice men I was messaging, telling me there’s a fair in a town 22 miles away this weekend, and that I’d really like it. I answered him, “Is that an invitation? :)” I don’t really think he meant it as one, and I was only kind of half serious. But he answered, “Yes! If we don’t go out in the boat this weekend.” Don’t know who “we” is, probably kids and grandkids. But I let him off the hook, and said, “Sounds good.” I won’t go anyway, I need to get stuff done around the house to have it ready for my friends.
Waiting for someone to come and inspect my window installation. Florida is very picky about the type and way windows are done because we are so hurricane prone. Once they come I can take the stickers off of them. Then hang the curtains I bought for the bedroom. Hope I can remember how to use the drill, lol.
Life is good…..as always. Love and light…..