At the extreme risk of being trite, congratulations to all of us for making it thru 2020! I know a large number of us didn’t make it, and I am sad for all of the loss. Not only the loss of life, but the loss of income, the loss of structure, and the (hopefully temporary) loss of the waistline. It’s been a rough time and many of us are still having it tough. This is where I say……cannabis! There’s a reason that cannabis dispensaries were designated an essential business during the pandemic. Unlike with alcohol or opiates, our bodies are primed to accept cannabis because of the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system, or ECS, provides balance in the body and brain of humans as well as animals. The ECS affects every part of us, and when cannabis is introduced, homeostasis can begin. For people suffering from inflammation, pain, PTSD, anxiety, and a host of other diseases, cannabis has been shown to be extremely beneficial. For those of us trying to recover from last year, it’s been a lifesaver. I’m telling you about the ECS because in this new year, this hopefully better, more humane year, you’re going to want to be aware, awake, pain free and ready. We’ve got a lot to do! Beside the incredible health benefits of cannabis, let’s not forget that it makes you feel GREAT; happy, maybe horny, creative, goofy…..the list goes on. If you’re reading this you’re probably already a fan of pot, but if not, and if you want some relief from whatever ails you, please give cannabis a try. I was on 5 serious prescriptions and a cane – not sexy – and now with cannabis I’m free of all that. Like many of us I smoked some pot in high school and college, but I never knew about the medical benefits. Trust me when I say cannabis in 2021 will make this your best year ever. Get yourself to a dispensary, get some delicious ganja, and enjoy 2021! With love…. Mary