Regardless of what the state and federal laws say, I will be a pothead until the day I die.
I have smoked weed daily since before I could drive a car.
I never got hooked on tobacco and I don’t indulge in alcohol very often, but I need cannabis to function in my day to day life. Before you jump to conclusions about me being a pot-addled loser playing video games on my couch, hear this – I have a four year degree, and have held my current job for six years, through three promotions and a transfer. With medical cannabis to keep me chilled and relaxed, I am able to be a more functional adult. I agree that many people use medical cannabis as a way to escape reality, but personally it helps to enhance my reality. I have smoked weed for years, actually I can’;t remember a time when I didn’t regularly get high. There is a huge difference between the recreational pot I used to smoke and the medical cannabis I use currently. That difference is the quality. Medical cannabis is laboratory tested for potency and purity, which means the weed I get in cannabis dispensaries is world’s beyond what I used to buy from my dealer. A weed dealer hands you a ziplock bag with a few nugs in it, but at the cannabis dispensary there is a whole printout of info about every strain of cannabis they sell. There is a huge price difference, of course, but you get what you pay for, and the amazing medical cannabis I smoke is worth every penny.