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Cannabis Column | March 29, 2022

Jointly's CEO discusses 6 Reasons to Ditch Your Phone and Get High with Your Loved Ones

Here are a few of my favorite reasons to ditch your phone and get high with your loved ones. If you’re lucky enough to live in a state where cannabis is legal, I’d suggest taking the whole family on a trip to your local dispensary.

Reason #1: Cannabis Improves Social Interactions

The first reason you should ditch your phone and get high with your loved ones is that cannabis can enhance your social interactions. Cannabis is the perfect substance to improve your social experiences because it helps you relax, boosts your mood, and makes you laugh. Everyone knows that cannabis makes everything hilarious. And as the comedian Victor Borge wrote, “Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” Studies have shown that when strangers laugh together, the shared laughter acts as a social glue that bonds them. If laughter has that effect on strangers, imagine how powerful laughter can be with your family and friends. Taking a purposeful dose of cannabis with your loved ones is a great way to get the giggles flowing and help you connect with each other.

Reason #2: Cannabis is something we can all agree on

Fewer than 10% of American adults think cannabis should be illegal. Try to find another issue with that much bi-partisan support.

Reason #3: Cannabis wellness is about more than getting high

These days, more and more people are realizing that cannabis is about far more than just getting high. We use cannabis to focus, enhance our creativity, relax after a stressful day, energize our minds, or get a great night of sleep. At Jointly, we believe that purposeful cannabis consumption is the key to unlocking your full potential. A new survey by New Frontier Data reveals the positive impact cannabis has on people’s lives. This is the era of cannabis wellness, and the myth of the lazy stoner is dying a well-deserved death. By using cannabis for wellness purposes and being vocal about the benefits of purposeful cannabis consumption, you are breaking down the stigma against cannabis. And if you convince your relative to try a 1:1 tincture or a CBD balm, you might be making a big difference in their quality of life. cartoon drawing of woman texting on phone

Reason #4: Cannabis can help make you more open-minded.

The fourth reason to ditch your phone and get high with your loved ones is that cannabis can make you more open-minded. There is some evidence that cannabis users are more open to understanding other points of view and entertaining evidence that doesn’t support their beliefs. I think we could all use a little more of that.

Reason #5: There is an ingestion method for everyone.

The fifth reason to ditch your phone and get high with your loved ones is that there is a cannabis ingestion method for everyone. Remember when cannabis consumption meant smoking pot? There is good news. It’s not about joints and blunts and bowls any more. In Jointly’s database of legal cannabis products, there are over 45 different cannabis product types spanning over 55,000 products. You can eat cannabis in gummies or chocolate bars, put patches on your skin, drop a tincture beneath your tongue, drink a tasty cannabis-infused beverage, or enjoy a THC bath bomb. There are so many products that if you tried one product every day it would take you more than 150 years to try them all.

Reason #6: Legal cannabis is safer and more effective than black or grey market cannabis.

Legal cannabis is subject to regulations and testing. Consumers in states where cannabis is legal are getting better results from their cannabis consumption than consumers in other states. Why? In states where cannabis is illegal, smoking cannabis flower is more common as an ingestion method. Based on data from Jointly’s community, smoking cannabis flower is about 20% less effective (on average) than ingestion methods like edibles, topicals, pills, and tinctures for goals like relaxation, stress relief, and improved sleep. If your state isn’t on board yet, call your Senator. Cannabis legalization, de-stigmatization, and purposeful consumption provide a tremendous opportunity for us to help each other feel better. By David Kooi, CEO and co-founder of Jointly About the author David Kooi is Co-Founder and CEO of Jointly. Jointly believes in purposeful cannabis consumption and is here to make cannabis perform better for you. Using Jointly’s proprietary data platform, cannabis wellness enthusiasts track their experiences to improve their results. These authentic, unbiased experiences create Jointly’s trusted cannabis product ratings, setting the legal cannabis industry’s first experience-based standard for product performance, taste, and aroma.
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