[IMGL=white]https://drugs-forum.com/forum/blog_attachment.php?attachmentid=165&stc=1&d=1473707199[/IMGL]If you're young and are basking in the illusion that you and your generation alone are the first to discoverer all the splendors of cannabis, this blog will probably be of no or little interest you. But if you, like me, are an older member who has been smoking weed since the Beatles were still together, pull up a chair and read along.
Marijuana--weed, pot, hooch, gunga, whatever you choose to call it--has been the one drug in my life to consistently make me happy and cause me no negative effects: no addiction, no astronomical expense, no health issues resulting from its use. I've smoked since I was 14 (not advocating that), then on and off throughout my life, and now smoke for medicinal reasons. Truth is, in my experience I cannot think of a single bad thing to say about sensible cannabis use--and I'm 61 years old and have been smoking pot for 46 years--so I suppose my opinion about the whole pot legalization matter is worth the two cents at which society values it.
No one is more thankful for the positive turnaround in world view on this little green weed than I am. Actually, with my state coming up for vote on medical use this coming November, I've got my fingers crossed, am rubbing Buddha's tummy, praying to all gods ever heard of, and hoping beyond hope that all goes well and without a hitch for the benefit of all the ill people and pain patients (like myself) who will benefit from the use of this amazing little plant.
On the light side, as I look back over the years I remember so many conversations with staunch, pot-smoking friends and associates, like myself, who also long feared that if our DOC was never legalized we Baby Boomering weed-heads would wind up being dragged off to some industrialized Boomer Prison where we'd rot away the remainder of our lives for our insistence of smoking the drug we loved so much. (*Makes for a funny visual now, but I assure you the fear was very real, way back when.) We never in a million years thought that pot would be accepted and actually become a new cultural phenomenon. Goes to show that you really never know what what the future holds in store.
*The photo above is not of me, though someday soon it could be!
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The Pot Parade--From a Baby Boomer's Perspective