I had become the princess and the pea, feeling even the smallest sensations, and everything seemed to slow down around me. I was aware of everything, and every sound, smell, and movement triggered my consciousness like a factory hard-wired for efficiency. I was detached from reality, yet still in possession of my every thought and movement . . . This is what it was to be high.
As an introverted millennial growing up in the nineties, being a child of divorce and mental illness made Cee D believe that self-neglect and isolation would keep her family together. Pursuing a nursing career which continued to focus on others at her own expense, she sought psychedelic distraction from a disappointing adulthood, and turned to drugs.
Discovering newfound wisdom-or "weedsdom"-through a sect of spirituality that she lovingly refers to as "Bud-dism", the author demonstrates how psychoactive substances, particularly cannabis, may shed light on our traumas, and can be used as a tool for self-actualization and the pursuit of individual happiness.
Narrated with the perfect mix of humorous anecdotes and reflective wonder, Words of Weedsdom combines Cee D's life-changing introduction into cannabis culture with a wider commentary on the drug, including its history, as well as its effects on the mind and body.
Whether you are a cannabis user, cannabis curious, or a cannabis critic, this candid and light-hearted memoir addresses stigmatization surrounding the plant, and challenges the stereotypical image of "stoners" portrayed in popular media.