I was raised in a pretty strict religious household, but not one like any other, I promise you! Both of my parents were incredibly strict about the rules, but not so strict about discipline.
Punishments were met with chores, not hitting, plus other people were viewed with compassion, no judgment.
We were basically expected to follow all the rules of the religion, but to never judge people who did not care to follow the rules! Drugs, drinking, tattoos, all kinds of fun things were strictly forbidden to us but we never judged others no matter what, which explains how I ended up managing a cannabis dispensary, despite never having partaken of the stuff. When I first landed the job the state only allowed medicinal use of cannabis, so the dispensary dealt exclusively with medical prescriptions. Now the laws have absolutely opened up a great deal, plus recreational cannabis use is legal for anyone who happens to have a “cannabis card.” So I have never felt any legal or moral ambiguity about my job at the marijuana dispensary. It truly wasn’t any different from any other pharmacy as far as I was able to tell. I still never used cannabis, just because I never really had the desire to. Was I tempted? Of course, being around marijuana, plus its users, all day every day made me entirely curious to see what the effects actually were. One day I guess that I will break down plus sample some various types of cannabis plus CBD, to finally see what it is truly like. For the moment right now I’m still not comfortable with the idea of using it.