The Hard Lesson I Learned From Mixing Grief and Cannabis

This month, I am 2 years sober.

Statue of woman asleep surrounded by trees which are either really tiny or she’s really large.

tried my first edible in late 2016, around the time my daughter was dying. People had been dropping by my house with gifts of food, wine, and other comforts for a few weeks and a friend brought me a batch of weed-infused brownies.

“We tested them first,” she’d said. “They work.”



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Jacqueline Dooley

Jacqueline Dooley

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. Bylines: Human Parts, GEN, Marker, OneZero, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pulse, HuffPost, Longreads, Modern Loss