It's already progressed some since this photo, I was 'lost' last night painting it - thank GOD. When everything becomes overwhelming there is no better escape (for me) than to go paint & in particular a canvas with acrylic is more difficult/challenging than working at my desk with gouache - after painting this background & I started painting something new - there was a point that I thought- what have I just done!? lol I know many artists have this feeling when painting.. but you keep going and then you get to the 'next stage I am currently at & you CAN'T wait to get back painting at it as soon as possible... it's an octopus in case you're wondering on an adventure at the bottom of the sea... with a twist (of course).
I've read about the new dispensaries opening in April, so far I liked the 'names' of a couple.. I believe one is called "The Honey Pot" (neat play on words), how exciting is cannabis in Canada now? I also saw a mural painted in a new vape lounge in Aurora opening soon no doubts - I do not know the logistics around this sort of thing- I'm sure it is still to be worked out but definitely something you're going to see popping up ALL OVER. One future dispensaries location is in 'Yorkville' in Toronto- for those not aware hearing this instantly brings $$$$$ to mind. If it's in Yorkville - you'll be paying top dollars for that budding experience... & this is how it's meant to be. There will be something for everyone - just like there's a choice from McDonalds to a fine 5 star restaurant - if you got it, you should be able to choose where you spend it, no?
& just like the two extremes - I'm excited to see & hopefully sample the many DIFFERENT experiences available to us soon. NOW, as soon as we get this marketing bullshit out of the way- I KNOW there has to be a big company out there ready to take this to court- it's discrimination. That or they will just wait- because common sense & $$$ will tell us - it's time. If you're worried about your children & cannabis - SPEAK to them. Education is key, no lies please..
The only advice I'd offer someone younger regarding cannabis (because I know it's safer than alcohol) is: Please do not drive or do anything until you know how cannabis effects you & this is NOT because of cannabis impairment' but because there are many already impaired drivers on the road to contend with - impaired by alcohol, cell phones & I've been researching - one of the worst problems on the road right NOW is (an not on the road) LACK OF SLEEP! How are we going to address that problem?
Other than that - I would encourage cannabis over alcohol & other drugs, especially opiates - YES, many still like opiates to get HIGH (it's still problem - one that kills). Only 29 days to spring and not long after that - you can celebrate by visiting a dispensary.
Excited? I am.
With TLC & THC