I want to tell you about an old friend of mine named Carl.
I first met Carl about ten years ago, when I was attending college.
Carl was in one of my classes, and we hit it off rather well once I found out he was a gambler and a weed dealer. We hung out and had beers a few times, and slowly became good friends. I also availed of his professional services. You see, Carl worked very hard to pay his own way through college without taking out student loans. He made money by “running a book” and taking bets on sporting events. He also sold cannabis and on rare occasions he would sell other drugs too. Cannabis was a given with Karl, he always had some on hand, but it was rare for him to sell pills or mushrooms. He explained to me that, at the time, the cops didn’t really care about busting a cannabis dealer, but they really wanted to bust an ecstasy dealer. As long as he stuck to selling cannabis, Carl didn’t have to worry about the cops. He had rules that he abided by, and that allowed him to successfully make money from cannabis for the entire time he was going to college. Once Carl graduated, he immediately stopped selling cannabis and taking sports bets. The cannabis was a means to an end, so once he reached the end, he stopped dealing. The only good part about that was he had a “fire sale” at the end by selling his remaining cannabis at a deep discount.