Today, I snagged another round of that tasty Blue Dream. I'm happy to have it back in the area for a little bit, I've been picking up a few others strains that didn't match up.
I'm a picky bitch when it comes to smoking cannabis. In the end, I'll smoke most mid range and above but quality of my smoke means a lot to me and effects how I feel during the days I smoke the purchase. Getting sub par smoke just makes me feel " dirty " I guess, obviously the high itself is less pure and less intense with weaker smoke. Beyond the experience of smoking being sub par, you're just not that amped up to smoke because you know the experience will be weak.
Honestly, this will effect me a lot. That might be partial " addiction " but I feel any daily smoker would feel the same way.
It's been years since getting what I call " bark mulch weed ". Stuff so horrid it makes your stomach want to turn. When I was younger and growing up in New England, I smoked some nasty shit. I didn't care or know any better at that age, the kids I hung out with didn't start caring about quality till around the age of 18/19.
I started smoking at the age of 16, so that was a solid 3 years of smoking pure trash. Again, at the time I had no clue and didn't even care. New England had some OVERPRICED smoke once they started caring about quality. 60$ - 1/8 or 120$ - 1/4 was very common when it all started to flow in the area, you had to be lifetime friends to even get 100$ - 1/4 in that era.
This made a huge ripple effect in my area, many of my "pothead" friends quit smoking and turned to hard booze. New Hampshire has tax free booze which gives NH some of the cheapest booze prices in the United States. Compared to spending 60$ a 1/8 for high grade smoke, they just started buying bottles.
I saw a huge transition at the point, a lot of my stoner friends started drinking VERY heavy on a daily bases. I've got nothing against drinking, I enjoy a good drink with friends but it destroyed many of my friends lives. The worst case situation started when mixing pills with booze.
New Hampshire has one of the fastest growing opiate issues in the United States and started pushing pills to kids in the 90's at a early age. This created a huge number of people already addicted to pills by the time they hit 21, which is a deadly combination and helped create the situation New Hampshire has today.
I feel if cannabis was legal and the pill industry was weaker, this whole area would be in a much better situation and many of my generation would be in a different place. The push of pills and booze and demonzation of Cannabis was 100% the wrong move and I feel society will admit this in the future.
I hope the wave of legalization keeps spreading while the medical industry keeps showing interest in Cannabis based cures. I don't have kids so I'm not sure about the current situation with kids/pills in America, feel free to chime in on that topic. I really hope it's slowed down since I was a kid, my friends crushed Ritalin pills and snorted them after Jr. High classes, this was all supplied by the state.
I don't know a lot of things but I know one thing, the pill era must end.
Till next time, keep smoking