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The High School Green-out that Changed My Course
January 12, 2009. The day of no return. The census was that if I smoked pot alone, I was addicted, so things only grew out of control. I was sharing it with everyone. Wasn't that one of the points of Marijuana? I wasn't keen on sharing my cigarettes.
The Glow-Up of Mary Jane:
Among the many things that remind me of how my mid-thirties have set-in is how much weed has changed in price and grade. What we once classified as either “indoor” or “outdoor” has been trumped by medicinal strains and anything less is basically dirt. With hybrids growing in popularity to treat various ailments, one can literally customize the potency of their herbal experience. Since this switch-over to what has become a more openly practiced pass-time, the standard of blazing a fat one can become an expensive recreation for those of us who still remember the good 'ole days.
Blueberry Muffins Cannabis Strain Review
I'm very skeptical of the strains that I adopt into my list of favorites. Most of them I forget shortly after trying. It's only rarely that I remember a strain because of how good I felt. When the stars align, and your anxiety melts away. You're giggly and relaxed but not asleep within the hour. That is what I found in Blueberry Muffins.
Top 5 THC Strains For Inflammation
Well 2020 was an interesting year to say the least. For years I’ve battled with intestinal inflammation as well as arthritis in my knee. Medication worked occasionally but the older I get the less I wanted to put medication in my body that could potentially make my organs crap out on me in the future. Luckily for me though medical marijuana was an option. At my local dispensary they had a plethora of strains available for inflammation. Each strain I smoked for the total of a month to compare.
Birds, Bees, and Butterflies
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved playing in the dirt. I remember the fondness with which my father would recall the time when he first handed a very young me a squiggling, slimy earthworm. He said the sound that erupted along with the expression on my little face was nothing short of sheer delight.
Why Cannabis bath bombs are the next mild weed experience you will love!
My headline’s a bit deceptive. Cannabis bath bombs aren’t new. They’ve occupied the US market for a while. They’re part of a new trend of non-flower cannabis products to come out since state legalization. We’re even seeing more new products now with Canadian legalization.
With over half of the country in favor of the legalization of cannabis medicinally, recreational or both, it is my absolute pleasure to be able to share with you how trimming my own medicine has more healing properties than just smoking it.
The first time I had ever smoked weed, I was probably about 15 or 16. I remember laying outside on the brick wall, and blowing out that first puff of smoke. It was night time and I remember thinking, oh wow, this is what it feels like. A sense of relaxation came over me like I had never felt. I remember everything being so enhanced. I could hear cars driving on the highway, that was about 5 miles from my house. I could hear the leaves blowing lightly in the trees. I could hear the crickets even climbing up the trees as the made their cricket noises. Well, it seemed that way anyways. And all the stars looked so brights and big. Then, after I laid outside for hours, I went in my kitchen and ate like it was a Thanksgiving feast. Well, not with the turkey and stuffing, but I ate everything I could get my hands on. Followed by the best, and longest sleep I had ever gotten.
That Time I Took Shrooms and Became Convinced That I Could Communicate with All Things
The squirrel in the picture — I called her Princess, only because her energy was girlish and dainty and entitled in the funniest way — I met around hour three of tripping on magic mushrooms. I spent the first two hours floating on a raft alone in the middle of the lake.
Only in America - Free Pot for a Shot
If anyone had told me as a teenager in the early '80s, that in 2021 marijuana would be legal for recreational use in 16 states (plus DC), I would have choked on my bong hit.
420 After 40
What better day to celebrate my return to the 'Cannabis Culture' than on National Weed Day or otherwise just known as 420; which can also designate the time of the day 'pot-smokers' toke up daily. Today I'll be using 420 as the term used to identify with the culture I once belonged to in my youth but left behind for a career as a diver in the United States Navy. Not that returning to the use is anything exciting or any earth-shattering news around here. Especially since I'm just an average middle-aged man that you'll find at any cannabis dispensary in California. There is nothing abnormal or deviant about what I'm doing now. That always hasn't been the case in my lifetime. What follows is my personal story of how my relationship with cannabis has changed over the years, as I aged and it's use has become quasi-legal and socially acceptable here in the United States.
Me, A Cannabis User
I wanted to start by clarifying that this article wasn't going to be about cannabis. The more I think about that, I would probably be lying if I started things out that way, so I'm just going to not do that. It's kind of difficult to pin down exactly what this is about from the outset, actually. Even with a handy outline at the ready, it is far easier to let this become something more like a stream of consciousness than a rigid essay on the merits and risks of cannabis use. The thing is, I just want to start writing about pot, really. I already write about comic books as a day job, and the writing challenges on this platform have been a great way to get the creative juices flowing towards working on my own fiction again, but I could write so much more.