I had to take an intended break from social activity during the COVID pandemic.
I managed to get sick early on and it really affected my feeling towards the crisis in a negative light. Out of constant paranoia that I would contract the virus again, I shunned all social activity for the indefinite future. This finally came to an end when one of my best friends from college announced that he would be coming to town to visit his parents for the first time in six years. My paranoias regarding viral transmission started to dissolve in the wake of my sheer excitement. Not to mention knowing that I could just as easily wear a mask near him if we were in any closed spaces like cars or small rooms. No one should feel shame for wanting to protect themselves with a mask, especially if their mask-wearing protects others in the process. However, one thing I learned quickly from my friend and the ones he had with him that day, is that they all prefer smoking cannabis flower products opposed to “dabbing” cannabis concentrates like butane hash oil varieties. I have become spoiled having access to amazing products like live resin, live budder, and the solventless live rosin around my apartment here in the city. There are dispensaries in every conceivable direction. Even though I have the chance to buy cannabis flower products if I wanted to, I get more satisfaction out of higher doses of THC at any given moment versus the “microdosing” effects of vaping cannabis flower buds. That’s just my opinion on efficient ways to get high.