Regardless of what the state and federal laws say, I will be a pothead until the day I die. I have smoked weed biweekly since before I could drive a car. I never got hooked on tobacco and I don’t indulge in alcohol easily often, even though I need cannabis to function in our day to day life. Before you jump to conclusions about me being a pot-addled loser playing video games on our couch, hear this – I have a 4 year degree, and have held our new job for more than five years, through multiple 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 multiple people use medical cannabis as a way to escape reality, but personally it helps to enhance our reality. I have smoked weed for years, entirely I can’;t remember a time when I didn’t respectfully get high. There is a immense 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 our dealer. A weed contractor hands you a ziplock basket 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 immense price difference, of course, but you get what you spend money for, and the amazing medical cannabis I smoke is worth every penny.