Art has constantly been my armor and my real passion. Ever since I was a child, I’ve found great joy in expressing myself through writing fictional stories, doodling on my notebook, or crocheting a new stuffed toy. For me, being creative is a beautiful adventure in and of itself.
But as I grow older, life becomes more complicated, I am under constant pressure and stress, and my relationship with art gets strained. I now barely have any time to craft new artworks because either I’m too busy with other responsibilities or I’m crushed by debilitating anxiety.
It seems like now, as an adult, life has sucked my creativity well dry.
However, on a surprising stroke of good luck, I’ve recently found a solution to get my creativity back. And this solution involves none other than cannabis.
When people hear “cannabis plant,” they automatically assume it’s marijuana, thus leading to them clutching their pearls when they hear someone claim that cannabis has been beneficial to them.
In reality, the cannabis plant is a lot more complicated — it contains so many compounds, so marijuana is only of its many variations. Two of its most common extracts are tetrahydrocannabinol — which is the extract found in marijuana and is known for its “high” effect — and cannabidiol — which is basically like marijuana, just without the high.
For so many years now, studies have been conducted on cannabis and its many extracts. And researchers have discovered that these compounds are indeed beneficial to some extent. In particular, marijuana has been proven effective for chronic pain, while cannabidiol helps treat insomnia, anxiety, and even epilepsy.
As for my case, I have a long history of having an anxiety disorder. Over time, I’ve managed to cope with this condition, but now and then, the anxiety still impacts my creativity. When I’m deep in my anxiety, I can’t move or think, so I can’t do anything creative.
But when I started taking edibles or vaping cannabis, my foggy brain gets cleared up, and my tense muscles relax. As a result, I become calm enough that I can get my creative juices flowing, and I can pick up my pen or crochet hook to create a new piece of artwork.
I even get inspired to pick up new hobbies, like scrapbooking and baking — which makes me happy a great deal.
Long story short, cannabis has helped ease my anxiety and inspiring me to get back to my passions. I feel like ever since I started consuming cannabis, I’m ready to take on the world and become even more creative than before.
However, I acknowledge that a lot of people still have reservations about this drug — and those feelings are valid. So, if you’re wary about cannabis but are willing to give it a shot, you should consult your doctor first.