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It's easy to see how the old, often misleading cannabis stigmas are slowly beginning to fade, but that doesn't mean that everyone looks at cannabis products, and by association cannabis consumers, in a positive light.
The reality is that there will probably always be people that will be avidly against cannabis use, but sharing some of the positives about cannabis can really help improve the way that people in our lives see weed.
You won't be able to sway everyone's opinion, but it's important to try and talk to the ones we love about why enjoying cannabis doesn't mean that you represent the negative stereotypes that used to be associated with consumers.
The vast majority of cannabis consumers are hard-working, valuable contributors to our local communities and don't deserve to be looked down upon because they choose to order weed delivery in Mississauga for cannabis products of any kind.
With that in mind, let's talk about why cannabis got the reputation that it did, back in the early twentieth century.
Back in the 1910's, before the stock market crash and the beginning of the Great Depression, Mexican immigrants flooded into the U.S. to escape the Mexican Revolution. They brought with them recreational cannabis uses and introduced it to people in the U.S.
Then in the 20's and 30's as the Great Depression took hold, fears resulting from massive unemployment rates, alongside the government's intensifying hatred of marijuana (resulting partially from the timber industry's fears of hemp becoming a cheaper/more popular ingredient used in production of certain goods). In 1930, the government decided to create the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.
This led to the beginning of anti-cannabis propaganda throughout the mid-late 30's (i.e., 'Reefer Madness', the Marijuana Tax Act, etc.), which carried through the 1950's, despite the famous La Guardia Report denouncing other popular claims about cannabis, and the benefits that hemp brought the U.S. military during World War II.
In the 1960's through the 1980's, cannabis use became synonymous with counterculture and anti-establishment movements. This only fueled the government's disdain for everything cannabis. Not to mention, the government began using cannabis consumption as justification for jailing thousands of BIPOCs during the seemingly never-ending 'war on drugs'.
Despite a strong culture of users that believed in the potential benefits of cannabis, it wasn't until California legalized medical cannabis in 1996 that we began to see the shift away from demonization of weed. Scientists began exploring the potential medical benefits it could offer users.
Over the last several years, cannabis has become legal in Canada, as well as a growing part of the U.S. And while there continues to be an expanding number of cannabis users within North America, many people have a hard time forgetting the demonstrably inaccurate information they were force-fed in their youth or that was parroted by older generations in their youth.
Think about how strange it must be for them when you tell senior parents or grandparents that you order weed delivery in Mississauga. Cannabis used to be treated the same way as cocaine or other illicit, dangerous drugs. The sudden shift in attitude can be a difficult pill to swallow.
Understanding the history of cannabis and why people treated cannabis users the way that they did in the past makes it a bit easier to discuss the topic with older generations.
Many seniors will be willing to discuss living through those years with you, which can make an enormous difference when it comes to helping them understand your differing opinions on weed.
The best way to open someone's mind to an idea like weed delivery in Mississauga (for cannabis products like edibles or cannabis topicals that may seem strange to someone with an older mentality), is to have open, honest discussions with them about it.
Being unwilling or uninterested in discussing the reasons why you became a cannabis user, or the things that cannabis does for you, only makes it appear like you've got something to hide. Untrue as that may be, it can serve as unintentional fodder when difficult cannabis conversations arise with loved ones.
Cannabis is legal in Canada now. As long as you're 19 or older, you have absolutely nothing to be ashamed about, so acting like you have a reason to feel bad will only give people that lack a proper understanding of cannabis, additional ammunition to try and use against you.
Do your research. Learn about how different cannabis products are made. Next time you order weed delivery in Mississauga, try cannabis products that you've never tried before, so you understand how they work.
Encouraging positivity about cannabis almost necessarily means having at least a basic understanding of cannabis and how it works.
It's much more difficult to explain why you use certain types of cannabis products over others, or why you choose to purchase one type over another if you don't have some understanding of how they work.
If you open a dialogue with someone that's slowly coming around to the idea of cannabis use, they may even mention a certain type of cannabis product that they've been interested in but have been too nervous to try.
This can be the perfect way to start a positive cannabis discussion, but only if you know enough to give them a bit of guidance.
For instance, if your grandfather mentioned that he's heard about this 'dabbing thing' and was thinking about maybe giving him a try, an educated cannabis user would tell him to slow down a little before he dives into an extract like shatter or live resin.
Part of providing the most positive cannabis experiences involves giving customers the most convenient ordering options available.
That's why, ever since we've been allowed to offer weed delivery in Mississauga, our cannabis stores in Toronto have been offering this service across the GTA.
Any cannabis products you could want are only a few clicks away: edibles, cannabis drinks, concentrates, pre-rolled joints, vape pens and cartridges, cannabis oils, topicals, and we can't forget, Toronto's best cannabis strains.
If you need some help but can't come to see us in-store, just give us a call. One of our helpful budtenders will be glad to answer questions that you have about any of the cannabis products that we have in stock.
Don't need any assistance? Ready to get rolling?