End of Year Resolutions You Can Set Right Now!
November 12, 2019
Legalization of recreational marijuana use around the country is slowly disbanding prohibition against the substance. However, those in both long term, and short term recovery, are fighting the passing every step of the way. California is the newest to sanction recreational marijuana as a result of this past election, with favoritism of 56%. And people are freaking out.
The mania stems from fears of relapsing while being around marijuana smokers in public. (Similar to how an ex-smoker feels around cigarette use.) But let’s be frank: now that the bill has passed, we’ll have to find a way to cope. And it’s easier than you think.
First and foremost the act prohibits use of recreational marijuana in public spaces which are unlicensed to do so. Mirroring current smoking laws– as in cigarette smokers are not allowed to smoke in public buildings, restaurants, etc. — not to mention alcohol laws!
The biggest takeaway here is: people in recovery will not be subjected to the recreational use of marijuana. Just as one avoids bars, people who drink, and environments where alcohol is present, the same rules apply for marijuana. That includes friends who partake in the substance. You don’t have to stop being friends, you just shouldn’t be around while they’re puffing away. (Similarly to friends who drink.)
So my friends, please remember to breathe, and look at the legalization of marijuana in the same light as the legalization of alcohol. I promise it will help you cope.