I am a weed newbie. My boyfriend is the “cannabis connoisseur” in our relationship — he’ll point out different colors and the nose on buds like we’re wine tasting. (It all smells the same — and gross — to me.) But as a health and wellness writer, I’ve done a lot of research on the health benefits of weed, and a couple of months ago I figured it was finally time to put that research into practice. It was an opportunity to both help my anxiety — which has been a source of friction in my relationship — and connect with my boyfriend on something that he is passionate about.