Help with overcoming marijuana stigma.
Why does marijuana bother me so much?
First off, I don’t think I’m a weird prude man demanding purity from everyone I encounter. I was raised in a fairly conservative Christian family. I got away from that and I’m a mostly agnostic atheist now. In my mind, do whatever you want, as long as you aren’t hurting anybody else. I smoked a couple times in college 10 years ago. There was a girl then who loved to smoke who I was emotionally involved with, which is the sole reason I tried it. We parted ways when I met my wife (of 6 years now) and my wife and I have two kids under 3 years old. We are very happy together.
My wife used to smoke before we got together and has smoked very little since then. I’m pretty libertarian minded and understand that smoking or consuming any type of marijuana is far less damaging than any alcohol consumption. I/we drink fairly regularly but I can’t shake the stigma that marijuana is bad and anybody we associate with should abstain from it.
I have a good friend who grows weed and his wife and my wife’s sister smoke regularly. Whenever we get together at my house or theirs they smoke or vape. This bothers me and I hate that it bothers me. It’s a stigma that I can’t overcome and I don’t know how to get past it. My wife ate a bite of a pot brownie that my sister in law brought over today for Super Bowl and it bothered me internally way more than it should have.
We have kids to take care of so maybe that’s part of it? But I drank a few beers for a few hours so it’s not like I was abstaining 100%. The more I drink, the less I care about a little weed indulgence. It’s stupid. What can I do to care less about it emotionally, when I know biologically and physiologically it’s far less damaging or bad than alcohol? I don’t want to be against it in principle, but can’t help it emotionally.
Thanks for any advice.
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