I remember being fifteen and smoking my first joint.
- It was at a sleepover, when several of my friends came over for my birthday.
One of them brought a joint with him. At this point very few of us had ever sampled “the devil’s lettuce” before, so it felt like a big deal. We sat out on the back porch, late at night after my folks were asleep, and all got high. Of course we were a bunch of inexperienced kids, so we all started hacking and coughing, which in turn woke up my parents. Boy did I get a major lecture about the dangers of smoking cannabis! I only bring this up because now the shoe is on the other foot, and last weekend I caught my parents smoking cannabis on that same back porch! They are both retired at this point, and well into their golden years, but I was still shocked to see them getting stoned on indica cannabis. I tried to be angry with them, but they explained how they weren’t being hypocrites on the subject of cannabis. When they reprimanded me for smoking marijuana, they were ignorant about all the medicinal benefits it had. In the 20 years since they have learned quite a bit about cannabis. They both also have legal medical prescriptions for marijuana, so they weren;t breaking the law. I took a seat across from them, and pulled out my own little sack of OG Kush. We spent the next few hours laughing, talking, and smoking cannabis together. It was one of the greatest moments of my life.