What Weed Means to Me

Near the end of 2014, I presided over a small kitchen island filled with an array of marijuana-laced products trying to decide which to give my son, Sam, who recently celebrated his 4th birthday. My options included a homemade jar of peanut butter that filled the room with a skunky smell, a chocolate bar wrapped in tinfoil, a handful of multi-colored hard candies in a plastic Ziploc baggie, and a red velvet cookie with buttercream icing. My recently…

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Erin Benson

Erin Benson

Teacher. Student. Advocate. Personal essays about grief, loss, mindfulness, mental health, and the complexities of being human.