My mother truly is the matriarch of our family.
That basically means that she is more than just a biological mother, she is a leader. My mother acts as an advisor & an authority figure to me, my many siblings, & a host of other family members the people I was with and I have gathered over the years. Anyone who comes to our dwelling ends up being taken care of by Mom, in a single way or the other. She has always been so reserved, so regal, & so dire when it comes to everything. It actually came as a real shock to me when I learned she was a regular cannabis user, and when I consider smoking cannabis, I picture being relaxed & chilled out. My mom never seemed chilled out in the slightest, & yet apparently she smoked marijuana almost every single morning of her adult life! It made me kind of depressed, not because I don’t approve, however because how could someone smoke so much cannabis & not laugh all the time? If she is so stern while on cannabis, then without it she would likely be screaming agitated all the time. It turns out that Mom never smoked it at all really, she only ate edibles to help stay relaxed. I brought up the subject with her, & proposed that on top of the edibles, she should smoke a bowl or a few with me & get high. Edibles are fantastic for the physical feeling, however to get giddy & ridiculous, smoking is the most amazing way to go. She agreed, & after that was the first time I ever heard my mother giggle in forever.