This year I will be spending much of the holidays at my parent’s house up north.
They have several spare bedrooms in the finished basement and always invite my siblings and I to stay for a few days for both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
I generally like seeing and spending time with my parents, but staying in their house can be really stressful. My dad is always drinking a lot and the two of them like to pry in our personal lives and cast doubt and scrutiny. I don’t like feeling interrogated at a family meal, but that is normal in their household. On top of the uncomfortable feelings, they’re also extremely anti-cannabis and have been for as long as I have been alive. Since I’m a daily cannabis user, it’s hard staying in my parents’ house knowing that I can’t bring any marijuana products with me. However, this year I’m bringing a few cannabis vaporizer pens with me because they have botanical terpenes inside instead of cannabis-derived terpenes like a full spectrum vaporizer cartridge. The latter smell like marijuana flower products so you can’t really hide using one. But with the botanical terpenes, your vapor smells like candy or fruit. All I had to do was go to the bathroom and exhale the vapor into the ceiling vent with the fan turned on. No one said a word and I didn’t receive any weird looks either. I drank with the rest of my family so they assumed I was simply intoxicated from the wine instead of being on a drug like cannabis.