You’ve heard of ‘Mindfulness Meditation’ or ‘Boulder’s Mindful MMJ Dispensary’. Same idea, right?
Crisis: You’ve run out of medicine. We can help—if you have your Colorado MMJ license. But what if you can’t get your license, or can’t visit your dispensary today? Are you doomed to suffer? Maybe.
Maybe not, says the Buddha. Try mindfulness. Like marijuana, it eases suffering. And you already have a stash of it. You can practice it—by meditating.
Try medicating, the budtender interrupts. You don’t have to practice. Medicating is now as easy as eating cookies or gourmet baklava. (Find out what’s in the bakery case today! Limited-time offer if Republican Rep. Cindy Acree has her way!) And if you can medicate—deliciously—why meditate?
You suffer emotionally, psychologically, says the Buddha. (Marijuana may help, but the research is denied federal funding.) You suffer because of habits in your mind. And doctors can’t recommend marijuana to improve your mind.
What’s wrong with your mind? Craving and attachment, the Buddha answers. And marijuana’s public image—you’re craving munchies, attached to your couch—makes it an unlikely prescription for that.
Maybe you don’t think you suffer much. For sure, if you’re eating enough (munchies or not), nearly a billion people are probably suffering more. But to help anyone, says the Buddha, you can start by looking inside.
And don’t you—like everyone—sometimes suffer from your busy mind? Ever drawn into petty worries, past regret, self-doubt? When you’re mindful, says the Buddha, you notice those habits. By noticing them, you loosen their hold. Life is more fun—and not just for you.
The budtender shows you a book by journalist Michael Pollan. Marijuana, he suggests, can help you experience the present more fully (like meditation). You’re shocked; you would never use marijuana for anything but your official MMJ condition. So stay tuned—to hear what mindfulness and meditation can do for you.