The last few years have been hard on everyone I know.
Several of my friends lost high-profile jobs and others lost several family members to the virus.
A friend from college named Jack lost his dad during the initial summer of COVID in 2020, while another friend named Christine lost her aunt about six months later. I feel incredibly lucky that I have stayed okay and the few family members and friends who caught COVID all eventually recovered. Instead, I felt economic effects more than anything else. I lost my old job and quickly had to scramble to find a new one during the summer of 2020. On one hand I feel grateful for landing a position at all, but it came with a paycut that made budgeting difficult. Since I don’t have nearly as much disposable income as before, I am extremely hesitant to try new cannabis strains if I’ve never had them before and don’t know how I’ll respond to their unique effects. For instance, Jack Herer is a popular strain that is loved by many, including my own sister. However, I have tried Jack Herer on multiple occasions and each time it has given me extreme dysphoria. I gave two batches to my sister and she loved the effects! Even though our DNA is extremely close, we both prefer different cannabis strains at the end of the day. We might love sativas, but she prefers Jack Herer and can’t handle Sour Diesel, while I’m the exact opposite. It doesn’t help me wasting my money in those instances and having to use less marijuana those months just to get by.